Education Update - Wednesday 14 May 2014

Periodically, the Education Communications Team receives information which may prove useful to colleagues. Please see below several Government announcements which may be of interest to you.

Children, Families and Education

Reclaiming children's services - Solace publishes children's services report

Solace has released ‘Reclaiming children’s services’. This report outlines the views of Solace members on the future approach local government should take to improving the lives of children and young people. More information here.

Public Accounts Select Committee: Oversight arrangements for free schools not yet working effectively

The Public Accounts Committee publishes its report into the establishment of free schools. More information here.

Free schools: successful applications and open schools – 2014

Details of successful applications to open a free school and of free schools already opened or in the pre-opening stage. More information here.

Open consultation: Supplying asthma inhalers to schools for emergency use

Seeks feedback on proposals to amend the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 to allow the supply of salbutamol asthma inhalers to be kept in schools for emergency use. Consultation deadline is 30 May. More information here. Guidance on supporting pupils at school with medical conditions can be found here.

School admission of children adopted from local authority care

Guidance for admission authorities managing the admission of previously looked-after children, as set out in the School Admissions Code. More information here.


Published: 14/05/2014
Audience: ALL
Contact: Communications Team

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