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Changes to Ofsted under new chief inspector won’t solve heads’ mental health, according to report. Headrest UK’s report says the “softening the edges” approach won’t be enough to solve leaders’ “ravaged” mental health [Tes Magazine - registration required].

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Refresh your knowledge of how to support headteachers’ and trust CEOs’ wellbeing.

Families have a right to request wraparound childcare, says DfE. Updated guidance suggests schools have a termly or annual period where parents/carers can request childcare for children aged between 4 and 14, and disabled children up to 18 [Schools Week].

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Find out how you can help conduct parent and staff surveys, including example surveys from other schools.

Fines for unauthorised absence to rise from £60 to £80. Schools’ daily registers will be sent to the DfE and their LA, as part of the DfE’s drive to boost attendance [The Guardian].

Support from GovernorHub Knowledge: Understand the rules on pupil absence, as well as your role in improving attendance.


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