Now in its 12th year, the NGA’s annual governance survey has revealed the emerging challenges schools and trusts have faced over the past year. Thank you to the 4,000-plus of you who told us what matters most in your school or trust, helping us to communicate those opinions and concerns directly to government, policymakers and beyond. The analysis is compared with findings from previous years, providing the only longitudinal account of the education system from a board’s perspective.
71% of schools reported an increase in the number of safeguarding concerns following the pandemic. This is an alarming finding, and reflects wider concerns about the ongoing impact of the pandemic on pupil safety and wellbeing. Particular safeguarding concerns are emerging in relation to both domestic abuse/neglect and mental health.
Keeping Children Safe in Education report