4Children are running events focused on the learning from the Community childcare and Early Learning hubs projects, which have been running across the country for the past 18 months. The learning hub projects aim to improve early learning and development, childcare and information for parents in the local area. Find out more here


The Department for Education and the Department of Health have published a revised 'SEN and disability code of practice 0 to 25 years', which comes into effect on 1 April 2015.

This code, which applies to England, is for:


The government’s plan for education has helped to dramatically increase the number of pupils taking core academic subjects at GCSE. New school-level performance table figures show that 90,000 more pupils took the challenging EBacc compared to 2010, an increase of 71% in 4 years.

Figures also show more girls than ever are taking maths and physics at A level.

Read the full article and download the performance table figures via this link.


Ofsted has confirmed some of the most significant changes to the inspection of education in its history, following an extensive programme of public consultation.

Alongside the changes to inspection, Ofsted is making significant changes to the way it contracts with, trains and manages inspectors.


Scholarship funding for the new ILM accredited Diploma for School Business Managers Level 4, 5 and 6 will be available shortly. This programme replaces the former Certificate, diploma and advanced diploma for school business managers offered by NCTL. To ensure that you receive information about scholarships for these programme please complete our expression of interest form.


Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities, Nicky Morgan, addresses The Education World Forum.
'The power of education to change lives is something that unites us all.
And we need to do all we can to harness this power; not just to improve standards in education, but to unlock the potential of all young people - girls and boys. And by doing that, to narrow inequalities, reduce poverty and achieve our wider development goals.'


Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has unveiled new professional standards for headteachers in England. The revised standards (available here), created by the profession, for the profession, are designed to empower and inspire heads, drive aspiration, promote excellence and reflect the greater decision-making powers heads now enjoy.


During the early autumn we were subject to a detailed Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) audit of our Early Years Teacher Status programme. The audit team concluded that we had made commendable progress on our action plan and that we had maintained all strengths identified in previous audits. Commendable progress is the highest grading QAA awards.

The following areas of our outstanding practice were noted:


We are delighted to have been approved as a contractor on the Skills Funding Agency training framework. This exciting opportunity allows us to access funding to deliver the CACHE early years programmes, including the new Early Years Educator, as well as apprenticeships for both schools and early years settings. We will share more information shortly, but in the meantime if you have experience working in these areas please get in touch with Philip Haslett.


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