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New schools funding formula to be delayed until 2018/19

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Newly appointed education secretary Justine Greening has today revealed that the schools funding formula, originally set for implementation in England from 2017/18, has been delayed until 2018/19.
 
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Childcare costs mean working parents struggle to make ends meet, study claims

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The high cost of childcare is leaving working parents £2,600 short of a decent standard of living every year, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has claimed.
 
Following its Minimum Income Standard (MIS)...Read more

Amanda Spielman confirmed as next Ofsted chief inspector

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Education secretary Justine Greening has confirmed that Amanda Spielman is to become the next chief inspector of Ofsted.
 
Despite initially being blocked by the education committee, Spielman’s appointment has now...Read more

Boys are falling behind girls in early years, survey reveals

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Nearly one million boys are underachieving by the time they reach the age of five, according to a study from Save the Children.
 
The study, Gender Gaps at Five: Boys falling behind in the Early Years, claims...Read more

“Odds are stacked against you if you employ a man,” says Andrea Leadsom

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Environment and rural affairs secretary Andrea Leadsom has come under fire from leaders across the country after her comments on men in childcare.
 
During an interview with a reporter from The Times...Read more

Report calls on government to address persistent problems with childcare provision

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Following its 2016 Childcare Survey, The Family and Childcare Trust has called on the government to address what it calls “persistent problems with childcare provision in the UK”.
 
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Justine Greening revealed as education secretary

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MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields, Justine Greening has been appointed education secretary by new Prime Minister Theresa May.
 
Former secretary of state for international development, Justine is allegedly the...Read more

Ofsted calls for unspent millions to benefit disadvantaged two-year-olds

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Ofsted has today called for more to be done to help disadvantaged two-year-olds access funded early education, following reports that last year approximately 80,000 eligible children did not take up their free place at an early years setting....Read more

Angela Rayner takes on shadow education secretary role

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Labour MP for Ashton-under-Lyne, Angela Rayner has stepped up as shadow education secretary, following the resignations of both Pat Glass and Lucy Powell in the last few weeks.
 
Aged 36, Angela is also...Read more

DfE pushes ahead with new paediatric first aid rules

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All newly qualified level 2 and 3 early years practitioners will need to hold a Paediatric First Aid certificate in order to be included in ratios, the government has confirmed.
 
The decision came after a...Read more

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