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Governing Matters January 2022

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Explore the January 2022 issue of Governing Matters members' magazine. This issue highlights myths and misconceptions about Ofsted inspections; child poverty in England today; pupil premium funding, reducing the environmental impact of education and much more.

Take a look at some of our featured articles below and discover a whole range of news covering in-depth topics.

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Ofsted: don’t be afraid

Gill Jones, deputy director, schools and early education at Ofsted, attempts to dispel some myths and misconceptions about inspections and the inspectorate

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Unravelling the price of poverty

NGA’s policy and projects manager Fiona Fearon speaks to Kate Anstey, project lead, and Georgina Burt, England development manager at the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), to address the real scale of poverty among children in England today.

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Pupil premium potential

Professor Becky Francis, CEO of the Education Endowment Foundation, on how to make the most of pupil premium funding to create the greatest difference

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Parental guidance

A strong relationship between school and parents can reap mutual benefits, explains Nina Sharma, NGA senior policy and information officer

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Coming together: Conference takeaways

Matthew McKirgan shares how he will use learning from NGA’s annual conference in his governance role at a maintained secondary school in West Yorkshire

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Sustainable ambition

Delve into how the DfE’s draft strategy looks to significantly reduce the environmental impact of education, and increase awareness and knowledge, as explained by DfE’s Sustainability and Climate Change Unit

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Climate in the classroom

Climate scientist and chair of governors Andrew Charlton-Perez describes how governing boards have a crucial role to play in climate education

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MATs - who are you?

How establishing your organisational identity as a multi academy trust puts you on a firmer foundation

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