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Cross-party group of MPs calls for change to a “broken” SEND system. MPs detailed problems faced by schools and families in their own constituencies, as education secretary Gillian Keegan acknowledges there is a problem [Schools Week]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Understand what questions to ask your SENCO about your school’s provision for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

New study reveals key drivers of absence in current attendance crisis. The research emphasises that there is no one-size fits all solution for schools, who need to analyse the drivers in their own settings [Schools Week]. 

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.

DfE report on generative artificial intelligence (AI) in education calls for guidance for teachers to help them manage its use. The report also highlights the need for funding to support tools that can detect AI-generated content [Tes Magazine - registration required]. 

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Understand how to monitor your school’s digital and technology provision against the DfE’s minimum standards. 


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The Guardian 


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