Education of disadvantaged children

Widening participation, funding for children in deprived areas. Improving attainment in schools for looked-after children.

  1. Aiming high: meeting the needs of newly arrived learners of English as an additional language

    These materials aim to support schools working with newly arrived isolated learners of English as an additional language.

  2. Designated teacher for looked-after children

    Statutory guidance for local-authority-maintained schools carrying out duties for looked-after children.

  3. Developing quality tuition: effective practice in schools - free school meals

    This publication provides useful information on how to provide quality provision for pupils who receive free school meals.

  4. Developing quality tuition: effective practice in schools - looked after children

    This publication provides useful information on how to provide quality provision for looked after children.

  5. Developing quality tuition: effective practice in schools - specific vulnerable groups

    This publication provides useful information on how to provide quality provision for specific vulnerable groups.

  6. If your child is taken into care

    What happens when a child is taken into care - who is responsible for what, care proceedings, care orders, going to court and the role of Cafcass

  7. Improving looked-after children's attainment in primary schools

    Guidance for schools that describes the experience of primary schools that have worked well to support children in care.

  8. Improving looked-after children's attainment in secondary schools

    Guidance for schools that describes the experience of secondary schools that have worked well to support children in care.

  9. Learning and teaching for bilingual children in the primary years: guided sessions to support writing English as an additional language

    This pack, for children in years 2 to 6, addresses the needs of advanced English as an additional language learners in developing writing.

  10. Opportunity areas: S31 grant determination and letter

    Additional funding for local authorities in opportunity areas to improve the social mobility for children and young people in deprived areas.

  11. Promoting the education of looked-after children

    Statutory guidance for local authorities to support looked-after children's aspirations to achieve in further and higher education.

  12. Service children in state schools (SCISS) handbook

    The handbook is a guide for teachers and other professionals, to the specific issues relating to the needs of children of service personnel.

  13. The child poverty checklist

    The checklist has been provided to support the skills and expertise needed by the workforce to identify needs and issues affecting children.