Children England provides a wide range of support to voluntary and community sector organisations working with children, young people and families.
We will not turn around the head teacher recruitment crisis unless we make the job more satisfying, more creative and more rewarding. Along with the teacher recruitment crisis, the dearth of likely head teacher candidates is the biggest challenge facing our education system.
Dr Mary Bousted, General Secretary, ATL
We should be wondering whether we’ve got the democratic structures children and young people need and want to participate in. What kind of example is the government setting by rejecting votes on national issues for 16 year olds?
Absolute poverty’s gone up and GDP’s gone up. The two measures both tell us something important, but neither tells us everything we need to know if we are to hold government to account for their policies, nor indeed if we are to redouble our efforts on child poverty.