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The Key for School Governors weekly news briefing

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Rebecca Hudson


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In the news: your weekly round-up

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New report highlights the lack of diversity on governing boards. The National Governance Association (NGA) has found more than half of volunteer governors are at least 60 years old, while governing bodies don’t reflect the racial diversity of their schools [Tes Magazine - registration required]. Take a look at our resources for tackling diversity on your board.

Government confirms schools will receive 6 months of energy bill support. Rates will be reduced to a ‘government-supported price’ until the end of March [Schools Week]. Read more about how to help your school through the cost-of-living crisis.

Unions to launch legal challenges against strike-breaking law. NASUWT and the NEU are among unions challenging a law to allow agency staff to cover striking workers  [Schools Week].

This week’s headlines

Important Dates

Sunday 25 September - Rosh Hashanah begins

Monday 26 September - European Day of Languages

Friday 30 September - 2nd pupil premium instalment paid to local authorities 

Saturday 1 October - Black History Month begins