New support for families in Merseyside living with neurodevelopmental conditions

Families in Sefton, Liverpool and Knowsley whose children have a neurodevelopmental condition can now access a range of new interactive learning programmes. Developed and delivered by Merseyside-based ADDvanced Solutions Community Network (ASCN), the autism post-diagnosis learning programme is a unique programme for parents and carers whose child has received a diagnosis

Hundreds of thousands of pupils benefit from tutoring

Hundreds of thousands of children across the country benefited from catch up tutoring in the first term of the academic year, new figures from the Department for Education reveal (DfE).   Over 300,000 tutoring courses began last term, nearing the total figure for the previous academic year, keeping the National Tutoring Programme

NAHT comments as schools return on the first day of term

As a new school term starts all secondary schools have been asked to provide one on-site test for pupils ahead of their return to the classroom to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19, Students returning to university have also been advised to test before they travel back to campus. Commenting on the

NAHT comments on reports of schools closing early for Christmas

Reports that schools may close early for Christmas due to the rise in the Omicron virus has prompted the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), to issue a statement regarding concerns that continue to grow about a shortage of teachers to cover classes. Paul Whiteman, general secretary of school leaders’ union