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School leaders and teachers are working more hours than last year, according to a DfE survey. The latest working lives of teachers and leaders report shows that hours worked has gone up, while wellbeing has gone down, despite a government push to reduce workload [Schools Week]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Learn how you can promote a healthy staff work-life balance without stepping on the toes of the day-to-day running of your school.

Ofsted has published its latest subject report, focusing on how schools teach English. The report highlights that although more pupils are learning to read earlier, those who don’t need more support to build a reading habit [GOV.UK]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Understand your role as a literacy link governor and see examples of questions you can ask literacy subject leaders to challenge and support them. 

The school readiness survey, published by Kindred2, shows 1 in 4 school-starters are not toilet-trained. Teachers say their schools are bridging the gap, resulting in a loss of learning in the school day, as well as increased stress for staff [The Guardian, Kindred2]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge : Read everything you need to know about the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework and profile, so you’re clued-up and ready to hold your school leaders to account.


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Schools Week


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BBC News


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