Posted on Monday 14th Oct 2019
Colleges are struggling to meet the needs of a growing number of students who have been excluded, “off-rolled” or home-schooled during their GCSE years amid “insufficient” funding, according to a new report.
Staff in further education colleges are being given “inadequate” handover information about teenagers who have dropped out of school between 14 and 16 and who arrive with complex needs.
The Association of Colleges (AoC) says more funding is needed to provide vital support for these students who enrol at age 16 to stop behavioural issues from getting worse.
24/04/23Support for troubled children at Willow Farm in Yalding is 'second to none'
Nigel and Lorraine Trowell farm 27 acres at Willow Farm and for the past year, they have allowed individual children or small school groups to visit the farm and help with the farming activities.
02/03/23Teachers to rally in Canterbury as schools across Kent and Medway forced to close in second day of strike action over pay
Hundreds of teachers across Kent and Medway are striking again today in their ongoing row with the government over pay.
02/03/23Signs that more families missing out on first choice of secondary school
Smaller proportions of children are gaining places at their preferred secondary school in many areas of England, a survey suggests.
21/02/23Free school meals: London's mayor launches Â£130m scheme for primary pupils
London's mayor Sadiq Khan has announced he is launching a Â£130m scheme to give every primary school pupil free school meals for the next academic year.
19/01/23Will some teachers receive a 15.9% pay rise?
Education Secretary Gillian Keegan has claimed that "almost every newly experienced teacher and 40% of experienced teachers will actually get pay rises up to 15.9%". But is she right?