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Rebecca Hudson


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In the news: your weekly round-up

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New report highlights need for more mental health support in schools by 2025. Children’s Commissioner Rachel de Souza warns that a third of children referred to mental health services last year didn’t receive treatment, leading to calls for a faster improvement to currently insufficient services [Schools Week]. Read about how you should be monitoring your school’s duty of care to pupils, to protect pupils’ physical and mental wellbeing.

Ofsted to carry out Monday inspections to avoid strike dates. Unions have raised concerns about the wellbeing impact on any school leaders informed of inspection ahead of the weekend [Tes Magazine - registration required]. Stay up to date with the latest changes and get answers to frequently asked questions about strikes.

New standards set out by DfE for equal access to school sports. The government’s new £600m funding package requires schools to deliver at least 2 hours of physical education a week and to offer equal gender access to sport [GOV.UK]. Remind yourself of your role in monitoring physical education, and find out what questions you should ask.


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Dates for next week

Tuesday 14 March - Pi Day

Wednesday 15 March - Deadline for sending admission arrangements to your local authority (VA and foundation schools)

Friday 17 March - St Patrick’s Day

Saturday 18 March - National Child Exploitation Awareness Day

Sunday 19 March - Mother’s Day


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