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A rise in complaints is putting significant pressure on schools and trusts. The Confederation of School Trusts (CST) has responded to Ofsted’s Big Listen consultation, highlighting the “burden” that complaints cause [Tes Magazine- subscription required]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Understand what not to do when you get a complaint, by reading common mistakes governors make and how to avoid them. 

Schools are being compelled to make cuts due to the increasing cost of living and teacher pay rises. Primary schools are also being forced to make savings because of falling pupil numbers, according to a new report by the National Foundation for Educational Research [Schools Week]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Use our funds and freebies monthly highlights to find a selection of the grants available to schools across a range of areas, and details of freebies you can access.

SEN funding should be devolved to schools, according to new research by the SEN Policy Research Forum. This counters government plans set out in the SEND Green Paper [Tes Magazine- subscription required]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Download our list of questions inspectors might ask about your school's special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) provision to help you prepare for an inspection.


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BBC News


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