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Only 1% of school leaders say they get enough funding to meet their pupils’ needs. Schools are relying on community fundraising, parent/carer donations and charity grants to cover the costs of basic resources, according to a recent survey by the NAHT [Tes Magazine - registration required]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Find a selection of grants and freebies available to your school across a range of areas, and learn about cost-of-living support available for your school and community.

Schools are losing almost a quarter of lesson time to poor behaviour, according to the DfE’s latest behaviour study. 76% of teachers, up from 64% in 2022, report that misbehaviour “stopped or interrupted teaching” [Schools Week]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Understand how to fulfil your role in promoting good behaviour and find questions to ask to monitor behaviour in your school. 

Teachers urged to warn pupils about the threat of sextortion following a surge in cases. The National Crime Agency (NCA) has asked schools to warn pupils of the dangers of sharing intimate pictures online due to the risk of blackmail [BBC News]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Ask the right questions when monitoring your school’s internet policies and practices as part of your role in keeping pupils safe online.


This week's headlines

Schools Week


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The Guardian 


The Telegraph - registration required


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Friday 3 May – World Press Freedom Day

Sunday 5 May – Yom HaShoah

Monday 6 May – Early May bank holiday

Tuesday 7 May – World Asthma Day

Wednesday 8 May – Bike and Roll to School Day

Wednesday 8 May - Victory in Europe (VE) Day

Thursday 9 May - Summer term GCSE exams period begins


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