Early years foundation stage profile results: 2016 to 2017

Data on Early Years attainment were published last month for the 2016/17 year, and are available at LA level. The DfE report notes that the proportion of children achieving a good level of development continues to rise and that the gender gap also decreased, though remains significant. There is a useful map showing the proportion of children achieving a good level across the country. The DfE notes that variability between LAs is an issue. Continue reading “Early years foundation stage profile results: 2016 to 2017”

Children missing education: Families’ experiences

Lankelly Chase & NCB (2017)
Published by the National Children’s Bureau

The main focus of this report is on qualitative interviews with families whose children are not in education, but it also discusses some issues which will be of interest to strategy and policy colleagues. The report authors look at the various estimates of the number of children missing education, from 10,000 to 100,000. There is a discussion of the definition Continue reading “Children missing education: Families’ experiences”