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5th June 2020

Updated guidance on school governance

The Secretary of State for Education has written to trustees and governors of maintained schools and academy trusts. We have also published frequently asked questions to support governors, trustees, governance professionals, clerks and chairs, in both the maintained and academy sectors, and to address the specific issues pertinent to governing and trust boards and local governing bodies (LGBs) during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The letter and FAQs can be found here:

Updated guidance on entry requirements for providers of initial teacher training (ITT)

We have updated our guidance for providers of initial teacher training to reflect the temporary change to the candidate entry requirements. We have temporarily relaxed C1.1 and amended the accompanying advice to allow candidates who are not able to provide evidence of meeting the required GCSE equivalent standard before starting a course, as a consequence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, to start the course. In order to continue on and complete the course, they must provide evidence by 30 November 2020.

The guidance can be found here:

We have updated the criteria and supporting advice, based on current public health advice, to help initial teacher training providers reduce the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on their ITT provision.

The guidance can be found here: