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In the news: your weekly round-up

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Inquiry announced following schools funding blunder. Having underestimated the number of pupils in schools, the DfE’s original plan of a 2.7% increase per pupil for 2024/25 has now been revised to 1.9% [BBC News]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Get to grips with what you need to know about the national funding formula (NFF) with our overview, so you’re clear on how your school is funded. 

Labour party rejects the ‘status quo’ of ‘outdated curriculum’. Sir Keir Starmer promises that an incoming Labour government would reform the curriculum with a ‘greater emphasis on creativity and resilience’ [Schools Week]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Remind yourself of your role in monitoring the curriculum, and how to answer questions about curriculum from Ofsted. 

Governors call for long-term staff pay plan. The National Governance Association has published a manifesto for education policy calling for incentives and pay improvements to fix recruitment and retention problems [Tes Magazine - registration required]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Remind yourself of the ins and outs of the pay and progression process, and your role in teachers’ pay progression. 


This week’s headlines

 Schools Week


Tes Magazine - registration required


BBC News


The Guardian 


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