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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced that a general election will be held on Thursday 4 July 2024. Several school policies are likely to be delayed as a result, with education expected to be a hot topic in the run-up [Schools Week]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Find answers to FAQs on what this means for your school or trust, get to grips with what each party has promised for schools in England, and the impact those pledges might have on your school, and understand the rules if your school is asked to serve as a polling station.

Teachers are twice as likely as leaders to report feeling ‘physically and mentally’ unwell, according to a new survey by Edurio. Teachers are also more likely to report being overworked, stressed and lacking sleep [Schools Week]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Understand what a strategic focus on wellbeing looks like and how to use it to create a culture of wellbeing in your school or trust.

Police are being sent to homes of persistently absent children, as heads feel pressure to improve attendance. The approach has been criticised for ignoring the issues that lie behind school refusal, including mental wellbeing [The Guardian]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Read our tips on monitoring and challenging your school's attendance figures by questioning your senior leaders and benchmarking against national data.

Long-term approach to reliable pay and progression needed, according to think tank. The Headteachers’ Roundtable group’s manifesto claims this is essential to end the recruitment crisis [Tes Magazine - subscription required].

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Understand your role in teachers’ pay progression, including what to expect in the report from your headteacher and how to manage appeals.


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Schools Week


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BBC News


The Guardian 


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