Archives for March 2017

LOCAL AUTHORITIES GEAR UP FOR THE EDUCATION HEALTH AND CARE PLAN DEADLINE

Features, PublicNet: 31 March, 2017

Mark Raeburn explores the implications for local authorities of the next stage of the government’s special educational needs and disabilities reforms.

The government recently announced that April 2018 is the deadline for local authorities to ensure that all children with special educational needs who are currently on old-style statements to be moved over to an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan – £40 million in funding is being made available to support this.

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SMART CAMBRIDGE GOES FOR BETTER TRANSPORT AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

Headlines, PublicNet: 22 March, 2017

ambridge is set be at the centre of a leading ‘smart city region’ – combining the city’s brainpower and business might to speed up ‘smart’ solutions to congestion, air quality and other city challenges.

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NEW INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY FOR WEST LONDON

Features, PublicNet: 10 March, 2017

As the Spring 2017 budget gives more support for technology, a new Institute for Technology is announced for Ealing, in West London.

A DfE-backed review of further education has recommended that Ealing, Hammersmith and West London’s College develops its base as the largest provider of degree-level and higher-level technical qualifications in West London. The proposal will ensure the college can deliver the increasingly complex technical skills that employers in the region will need while doubling the number of apprenticeships available in the area.

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MAKING PUBLIC SECTOR CHANNEL SHIFT WORK

Features, PublicNet: 3 March, 2017

VoiceSage’s Matthew Weil discusses cross-channel engagement and the practical ways we can make that happen in not just the commercial space, but the public sector too

The public wants to engage with their service providers in the way they want to, not the way Whitehall or the Town Hall necessarily want. Service users also want to discover the option that suits them best. But how can we make that flexibility happen in ways that meet that need – and help tight public sector budgets?

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