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Most popular education policies for voters revealed in a new poll by Public First. Well-received policies include Labour’s pledge to hire 6,500 new teachers and the Conservative’s plan to increase the number of apprenticeships [Tes Magazine - subscription required]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Ahead of voting, get to grips with what each party is promising for schools in England, and what these changes could mean for your school or trust if the party is successful. 

Almost as many teachers left the profession as entered it last year, according to new school workforce data. Recruitment has stalled, with the workforce growing by only 259 full-time equivalent teachers in the year to November 2023 [Schools Week]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Read our top tips to make sure you attract the best headteacher candidates for your school and take our headteacher recruitment training module to be fully prepared.

Access to counselling in schools could save money for the government by improving attendance and job prospects. School counselling would help those children who don’t meet mental health treatment thresholds [Schools Week]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Get inspiration for questions you can ask your school leaders about wellbeing, so you're able to monitor wellbeing strategically.


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Schools Week


Tes Magazine – registration required


The Guardian 


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