Education of disadvantaged children

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


  1. 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

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Promoting the education of looked-after and previously looked-after children
  2. Service children in state schools (SCISS) handbook
  3. Designated teacher for looked-after and previously looked-after children
  4. Service Pupil Premium (SPP)
  5. Setting up school partnerships
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News and communications

  1. Competition launches to find best quality early years apps
  2. Society-wide mission to tackle early literacy and communication
  3. Education Secretary calls for children to spend summer outdoors
  4. Lord Glenamara prize expands to recognise North East excellence
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Research and statistics

  1. Teacher workforce statistics in grant-aided schools in Northern Ireland, 2018/19
  2. Multiple disadvantage and KS4 attainment: evidence from LSYPE2
  3. Outcomes for children looked after by LAs: 31 March 2018
  4. Annual enrolments at schools and in funded preschool education in Northern Ireland, 2018/19
  5. Improving Lives: Helping Workless Families indicators 2019
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Analysing family circumstances and education
  2. Review of children in need
  3. Social mobility and opportunity areas
  4. The future of the Social Mobility Commission
  5. Improving social mobility through education
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. School nurseries capital fund: list of application outcomes
  2. Holiday Activities and Food: 2018 programme
  3. Absence rates by gender, age and free school meal status
  4. Economic value of GCSEs: region and disadvantage
  5. Education statistics by LA district and pupil disadvantage
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