• Schools should be 'first to open, last to close' in future lockdowns, says children's commissioner

    Schools should be “first to open, last to close” in any future coronavirus lockdowns, the children’s commissioner for England has said. Anne Longfield’s office has published a briefing paper called Putting children first in future lockdowns, in which she insists education should be “prioritised over other sectors” if the country locks down again. If a

    0.01 Aug. 5th, 2020 | News

  • Re-engage vulnerable teens to prevent 'lost generation', says children's commissioner

    Schools must work with councils and the police to prevent the creation of a “lost generation” of teenagers, the children’s commissioner has said, after a report found 1 in 25 young people are at risk of “falling through the gaps”. Anne Longfield said public bodies should focus resources on re-engaging teenagers most at risk of

    0.01 Jul. 7th, 2020 | News

  • Children in care 'should only attend good or outstanding schools'

    Children in care should only attend ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ schools, the children’s commissioner warned local authorities this week. Anne Longfield, children’s commissioner for England, said in her latest Stability Index report that she will be writing to councils where a “significantly lower proportion of children in care are in these schools”. Longfield said she will

    0.01 Aug. 1st, 2019 | News