Virtual Governors for Schools conference – Wednesday 20 July 2022

Enjoy your summer break and see you in September

Whilst it isn’t a Friday I know that many schools are breaking up today and tomorrow rather than on Friday so I thought it sensible to provide my last update of this academic year now!

Governors for Schools Virtual Conference (27 and 28 September)
Registration for the Governors for Schools Conference 2022 is now open. All sessions are free to attend, with content tailored for a range of audiences, including prospective and current governors, MAT trustees, schools leaders, and more.

Sessions include academisation, governor recruitment and succession planning, a review of the September 2022 version of Keeping Children Safe in Education and improving attendance.  Please note that you must register for every session individually, as each comes with a unique Zoom link.

Government accepts pay recommendations from the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB)
Yesterday, the STRB published its recommendations for teachers’ pay in the 2022/23 academic year. The government then accepted the recommendations in full, meaning teachers across England will receive a 5% pay increase. Starting salaries will rise by 8.9% as planned, as part of the pledge to raise starting pay to £30,000. This means teachers early in their career will receive rises of between 5 and 8.9%.

HSE to begin school inspections from September 2022
The HSE has announced it will be carrying out inspections to assess how primary and secondary schools are meeting their legal duty to manage risks from asbestos starting in September this year.

HSE inspectors will contact the school to arrange a suitable date and time for the inspection and may request certain documents in advance of the visit, e.g. the school’s asbestos register and management plan.