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School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) confirms pay scales for teachers and leaders from September 2023. It includes the previously agreed 6.5% pay increase for all teachers and leaders [Schools Week]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Make sure you know what the teacher pay ranges and TLR payments for 2023/24 are, as well as how your school needs to apply them.


MPs to hear evidence about Ofsted experiences at an official inquiry next week. They’ll talk to representatives of teaching unions, parents/carers, pupils and governors [Tes Magazine - registration required]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Read about how to stay Ofsted-ready as a governor so you’re confident when Ofsted arrives. 

Pupil absence 60% higher than pre-pandemic levels. According to the DfE, 1 in 50 pupils in maintained schools had an unauthorised absence in the first term of the school year [The Telegraph]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Read our tips on monitoring and challenging your school’s attendance figures. 


This week’s headlines

 Schools Week


Tes Magazine - registration required


BBC News




The Guardian 


The Telegraph - registration required


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