Skills bill: calls for inclusion of SEND provision

The Skills and Post-16 Education Bill must be amended to include clauses around provision for students with special and education needs, says Lord Addington The Post-16 Education and Skills Bill must be amended to include clauses around provision for students with special educational needs, Lord Addington has said. In the most recent list of amendments tabled by the […]

Exclusive: Reform Ofsted post Covid ‘battle’, say heads

A commission involving heads should be set up to review accountability structures in wake of pandemic, say school leaders In 1942, the Liberal politician William Beveridge presented a report to Parliament containing a detailed plan for post-war recovery. “Now, when the war is abolishing landmarks of every kind, is the opportunity for using experience in a […]

Call for action as Shropshire patients struggle to arrange GP appointments

Patients in Shropshire are struggling to arrange GP appointments while remote meetings threaten to ‘shut out’ the elderly and those lacking technical skills, a health watchdog has found. Healthwatch Shropshire has made a series of recommendations to health and social care services in the county after a survey on the impact of the pandemic revealed […]

The 7 Kent care homes rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission

The seven Kent care homes that have been rated the worst by a watchdog can be revealed. Independent inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) regularly visit care homes to find out whether the service is safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. There are four ratings given to health and social care services – these are […]