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In this week’s video, we catch up with Deborah Mills, CEO of Now Teach, to discuss the advantages of hiring career switchers in schools.
As the cost of living rises, many teachers are struggling to make ends meet. In this article, we explore how governors can support teachers and help schools improve retention rates.
Join Governors for Schools and a panel of speakers from The Brilliant Club, the National Literacy Trust, and Action Tutoring to learn about how governors can support pupil learning and development during the cost of living crisis. You can also find the podcast on Spotify, Apple, Google, and other popular platforms!
In this video, we connect with Future First volunteer, Priyaneet Kainth, to discuss the value of alumni programmes and pupil enrichment schemes.
In this article, we discuss how governors can promote extracurricular sports and encourage physical activity during the cost of living crisis.
In this guest article, Chair of Governors Sejal Rabone explains how her board joined forces with another maintained school as part of a federation, a move that has helped the schools weather financial challenges.
Read our article about governors can address financial pressures affecting parents and carers.
For this week’s video, we chatted to Rebecca Montacute, Head of Research and Policy at the Sutton Trust, to find out more about the organisation’s research into the cost of living crisis and how it’s affecting the education sector.
Read our first article of the Counting the Cost campaign, focused on the important, and sometimes unpredictable, costs of estates and buildings. What can governors do to support schools in this area?
Governance expert Steve Edmonds of the NGA shares his must-know tips about estates and management for governors. You can also find this video on our YouTube channel.
Kindly provided by GovernorHub Knowledge, you can access this exclusive content for free during the month of May 2023. Get an overview of the key things you can do as a governor to support your school in the current climate.
Want to know what sources of funds and freebies are out there? GovernorHub knowledge has helpfully collated some key avenues to explore. Access this resource for free during May 2023.
What questions should you be asking about the cost of living crisis? Read our free guide and find out key questions covering each week of the campaign.
As Counting the Cost draws to a close...
Many thanks to all involved with the creation of the above resources – especially Allen & Overy for sponsoring the Counting the Cost campaign. Without their invaluable support, we would not have been able to create such a rich collection of articles, podcasts, and videos.
Organisations that can help
There are many organisations providing useful services, events, and information for governors and schools. Check out our list of organisations via the link below.