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Subject ‘deep dives’ will no longer be part of ungraded inspections from September. Instead, inspectors will use extended learning walks to consider the impact of the curriculum [GOV.UK]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Understand your role in monitoring the curriculum and questions Ofsted might ask you.

Survey by NAHT shows a “full-blown” special educational needs crisis. Shortages and funding cuts mean leaders can’t provide the support pupils need  [The Guardian]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Understand how provision for pupils with special educational needs (SEN) is funded in your school.

More than half of primary schools have no ethnic minority teachers. New study shows the rate of diversity improvement has slowed in recent years [Tes Magazine - subscription required]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Be clear on your role as the link governor for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and learn what questions you can ask to challenge and support your school leaders.


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