The Department for Education, working with local authorities and schools, has created a large number of new school places and is making progress in improving schools in the worst condition, but significant challenges remain, according to the National Audit Office. Between 2010 and 2015, the Department and local authorities created […]

Capital funding for schools

Making sex and relationship education (SRE) compulsory in secondary academies and free schools could reduce the thousands of sexually transmitted infections diagnosed in young people later on in life, councils say today. The Local Government Association, which represents more than 370 councils in England and Wales, says age-appropriate SRE needs […]

Lack of sex education fuelling sexually transmitted infections

The Chapel Gallery’s 2017 programme kicks off with three fantastic events, including one dedicated to Ormskirk itself. Celebrating Ormskirk Heritage is a showcase which runs from Wednesday 25 January – Saturday 25 March.  It shows how the town has a rich history; from a medieval market and a famous Gingerbread story, to Georgian […]

Chapel Gallery events

Following the publication of the Government’s final proposals for its long-awaited National Funding Formula (NFF), organisations representing school staff, teachers and leaders – ATL, GMB, NAHT, NUT, UNISON and Unite – have updated the website to reflect the funding losses facing each school in England. The picture is extremely bleak. The […]

‘Fair funding’ must also mean sufficient funding, say education unions