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Last remaining government-funded governance scheme has been withdrawn, despite a rise in board vacancies. From September, Inspiring Governance will no longer receive DfE funding, raising serious concerns from the National Governance Association (NGA) [Schools Week]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Read our step-by-step guides for recruiting new maintained school governors, or trustees and local governors.

Early intervention needed, according to children's commissioner, as 32,000 children wait at least 2 years for mental health treatment. Lack of access to specialist mental health support cited as a key issue, in addition to failings in dealing with root causes of mental ill-health [Schools Week]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Get inspiration for questions you can ask about pupil and staff wellbeing, so you can monitor it strategically.

DfE set to miss its recruitment targets again this year, according to analysis from the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). Pay and workload are key concerns, with the NFER recommending a pay award exceeding 3.1%, as well as a pay hike to compensate for the lack of flexible working [Schools Week].

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Understand your board’s role in appointing staff and learn more about your safer recruitment responsibilities.


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