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In the news: your weekly round-up

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New non-statutory guidance on the use of mobile phones in schools published by the DfE. The guidance is intended to support schools to ban the use of mobile phones during the school day [BBC News]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Find out how to review your school’s mobile phone policy with confidence. 

More than 10,000 pupils have “fallen through the cracks” after leaving state education, according to a new report from the children’s commissioner. The research has led to wide-ranging recommendations, including better training on mental health and a register of alternative provision [Schools Week]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Make sure your school’s safeguarding provisions are working well with our list of questions you can ask your designated safeguarding lead (DSL).

Half of school business leaders are considering leaving their role according to a poll by the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL). The main reason cited is pay set below that of other senior leaders, and represents a “real risk for the sector” [Tes Magazine - registration required]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Use our school business manager (SBM) interview questions to get advice on what to ask and what to look for in the candidate’s answers.

 

This week's headlines

 

Schools Week

 

Tes Magazine - registration required

 

BBC News

 

The Guardian 

 

The Telegraph – registration required

 

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Friday 1 March National offer day for secondary schools

Friday 1 March St David’s Day

Friday 1 March Women’s History Month begins

 

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  • Lela Bolkvadze 22 Mar 2024, 19:16 (32 days ago)

    This is a very helpful site that functions effectively to take a quick look at the most important news and keep yourself updated.

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