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Ofsted won’t inspect schools on the DfE’s RAAC list this term. Unless it has ‘concerns’, Ofsted will avoid inspecting affected schools, and has updated its deferrals guidance for schools who are impacted, but not on the list. [Schools Week]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge:  If your school has been affected, take a look at our FAQs on RAAC and school disruption.

Nearly half of schools could face industrial action from next week. Staff at around 10,000 schools are set to take part in planned action short of strikes, according to the NASUWT. [Tes Magazine- registration required]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Get answers to your questions about industrial action with our FAQs.

Only half of the required number of trainee secondary teachers recruited. Government recruitment targets have only been met in history, PE and classics.  [The Guardian]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge:  Understand how to hold your school leaders to account on what teachers teach and pupils learn with our article about monitoring ‘quality of education’.


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