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Concerning “lack of urgency” from political parties around the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) crisis in schools, according to the Education Policy Institute (EPI). The think tank describes the crisis in SEND support as the “most pressing” funding concern for schools [Schools Week]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Understand how provision for pupils with SEND is funded in your school. 

Third of primary schools currently offer a food bank and two-thirds of primary staff have seen an increase in pupils coming to school hungry and tired, according to data from the anti-poverty charity, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation [Tes Magazine - subscription required]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Learn how to help your school generate income and find potential solutions for raising much-needed funds. 

Headteachers call out mental health and anxiety as the main cause of rising absence rates since the pandemic. They also blame an increase in term-time holidays and the deterioration of the home/school partnership [The Guardian]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Understand your role in improving pupil mental health by keeping them safe online, and reducing their access to harmful content.


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Schools Week


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