Sector inspection: 9 November 2018

9th November 2018, 12:00am
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Sector inspection: 9 November 2018

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OUTSTANDING

Love Island careers advice

Fresh from his stint on Love Island, Alex George is preparing to promote a career in the NHS at WorldSkills UK Live. The A&E doctor's high profile among young people will be a big boost to the country's largest skills events of the year. He will be working on the NHS stand, meeting fans and telling them about his work.

GOOD

Tackling holiday hunger

A £2 million scheme aimed at reducing hunger by providing free meals during summer activity clubs fed 18,000 children, new statistics reveal. The ad-hoc statistics published by the Department for Education show that in total there were 93,200 recorded attendances - with many children attending for more than one day.

REQUIRES IMPROVEMENT

Tardy accounting

The Department for Education has named and shamed 88 academies and multi-academy trusts that failed to file at least two financial rules on time. Eileen Milner, the chief executive of the Education and Skills Funding Agency, first warned trusts last December that she intended to publish a list of those that filed late.

SPECIAL MEASURES

Treating 8-year-olds as criminals

Politicians in Scotland have backed calls to raise the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland from 8 to 12. The Scottish government proposals to raise the age to 12 would be higher than in the rest of the UK, where 10 is the age of criminal responsibility. Currently, Scotland has the lowest age of criminal responsibility in Europe.

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