Learning Escape Blog
Living Streets’ annual campaign, Walk to School Week, will be taking place between the 16th and 20th May. Getting children walking from a young age is an investment for life, providing the opportunity to create an active lifestyle habit that will last a lifetime.
The headlines this week have highlighted the growing number of families whose children have failed to be allocated a place at their preferred primary school next September. For many schools, this will be a far too familiar story, as they have (yet again) been forced to reluctantly turn potential pupils away. Many will have applied for capital funding to increase classroom capacity and some will have been successful. However, a large number of schools will have found their Local Authority purse lacking in sufficient funds to build a long overdue addition to their pupil provision.
The warning bells are ringing out, heralding an imminent crisis in secondary school places, as the population bulge which has been affecting primary school for the last five years begins to squeeze through into the secondary sector. Whilst the Department for Education will not be releasing official figures for the recently announced secondary school place allocations until June, a number of local authorities are suggesting that the crisis is spreading from London to other major cities and densely populated counties.
Addressing Special Educational Needs at NASEN Live
“We believe that the best outcomes for children and young people with special educational and additional needs are secured by working together in partnership with schools, settings and colleges to influence government policy to inform and provide effective practice.” nasen vision
Last week, Huffington Post launched their Young Minds Matter campaign. The Duchess of Cambridge is endorsing the project, acting as guest editor of a series of articles commissioned to highlight the extent of the problem of children’s mental health and the woeful amount of attention being paid to the issue, which has reached crisis point. The series also aims to suggest a number of potential solutions to removing the stigma surrounding menta...