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Governing Matters September 2022

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This September 2022 issue of Governing Matters focusses on a wide range of topics from addressing disadvantage, the challenges facing school leaders, pupil wellbeing to using the outdoors to learn, keeping children safe in education and much more.

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

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Cover story

School and trust governance in 2022

Increasing safeguarding concerns, a greater focus on the curriculum, the highest level of difficulty recruiting teaching staff since 2014, and the rise and rise of the local tier of MAT governance. Nina Sharma looks at this year’s NGA survey.

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Addressing disadvantage - from strategy to success

NGA’s policy and projects manager Fiona Fearon reflects on lessons at a summer seminar on tackling the educational impact of disadvantage

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The Gathering Storm - your leader needs you

NGA senior public relations officer Ciarán Scott summarises the challenges facing school leaders

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Pupil wellbeing at the heart of governance

'Despite a worsening crisis of children and young people’s mental health, boards still have the power to make a difference', says NGA’s Elizabeth Collin

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Go outdoors

NGA policy and research officer Megan Tate explores how getting out into nature is an effective and efficient way to learn about the environment

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Local governors & MATs: a time and opportunity to rethink

David Brown, chief executive of Eynsham Partnership Academy and a trust chair in Birmingham, explains how celebrating the local tier works in one trust in Oxfordshire

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Keeping children safe in education

With guidance updated, NGA information officer Fariha Choudhury explains what has changed for governing boards

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