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SCHOOLS NorthEast response on 'Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper'

SCHOOLS NorthEast response on 'Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper' (19th March, 2018)

SCHOOLS NorthEast has submitted a response to the Government's Green Paper on Mental Health

*SCHOOLS NorthEast Office Closure Friday 2nd March 2018*

*SCHOOLS NorthEast Office Closure Friday 2nd March 2018* (2nd March, 2018)

SCHOOLS NorthEast's office remains closed today - please email info@schoolsnortheast.com for any enquiries.  We're taking bookings for all of our upcoming events including FutureReady18, Academies Conference and Governors Conference too, book now http://bit.ly/2F3FxDM

*SCHOOLS NorthEast Office Closure Thursday 1st March 2018*

*SCHOOLS NorthEast Office Closure Thursday 1st March 2018* (1st March, 2018)

SCHOOLS NorthEast has become the latest victim of the Beast From The East so unfortunately our office is closed today. Please email all enquiries to info@schoolsnortheast.com instead of ringing the office. Stay safe everyone and keep warm!

SCHOOLS NorthEast response on Ofsted's letter to Heads regarding exclusion rates in the North East

SCHOOLS NorthEast response on Ofsted's letter to Heads regarding exclusion rates in the North East (20th February, 2018)

Mike Parker, SCHOOLS NorthEast Director, said:

“We need to recognise that exclusions – fixed-term or permanent - are a last resort for the vast majority of school leaders. This is a complex issue and the data alone does not tell the full story.

SCHOOLS NorthEast’s response on the Northern Powerhouse Partnership Report

SCHOOLS NorthEast’s response on the Northern Powerhouse Partnership Report (1st February, 2018)

Mike Parker, SCHOOLS NorthEast Director, said:

“We welcome the prominence the document gives to issues that we have long discussed in the North East, however the success of the report will be in the action the Government takes to address the main recommendations that the report outlines.

“In particular, we back the report’s conclusion that the Government has to act urgently to bring its flagship Opportunity Areas support to the North East. SCHOOLS NorthEast has repeatedly challenged the decision not to include this region in a £72m initiative that is also attracting the lion’s share of other school improvement funding and projects to drive up attainment in disadvantaged areas.”

SCHOOLS NorthEast Response on the Revised KS4 Results

SCHOOLS NorthEast Response on the Revised KS4 Results (26th January, 2018)

Mike Parker, Director of SCHOOLS NorthEast, said:
“These results have to be seen in the context of a significant overhaul in GCSEs this year. Experts predicted this would be the case and it has seen more schools across the country go below the floor standard.

Everything you need to know: Northumberland County Council – Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) consultation

Everything you need to know: Northumberland County Council – Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) consultation (27th October, 2017)

Northumberland County Council is consulting on its Draft Strategy for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), which aims to increase school place capacity to meet the demand for children with SEND in specialist and mainstream provision. This is compulsory under Section 30 of the Children and Families Act 2014.

SUMMIT 2017 Programme Announced

SUMMIT 2017 Programme Announced (4th October, 2017)

The annual SCHOOLS NorthEast Summit is fast approaching – there’s only one week to go until our biggest education event hits the North East. The Summit programme has just been announced and it's sure to be a day Heads and school leaders can't miss - from key note speeches to panels, sessions and networking, it's the only education event in the North East of its kind. 

 

Labour lays down their education initiatives at Brighton Conference

Labour lays down their education initiatives at Brighton Conference (3rd October, 2017)

This week the Labour Party held their annual conference in Brighton. Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner set out her vision of education from a Labour perspective and took the Conservative government to task on their education record to date.

Agnew Replaces Lord Nash as New Academies Minister

Agnew Replaces Lord Nash as New Academies Minister (3rd October, 2017)

Following the departure of Lord Nash this week, Sir Theodore Agnew, the founder of the Inspiration Trust, has been announced as the new Minister for Academies. It was speculated that Agnew would be Lord Nash’s successor, however it has now been confirmed by the Prime Minister’s Office that he will take the coveted position.

Schools should not be afraid to promote British Values, says Ofsted Head

Schools should not be afraid to promote British Values, says Ofsted Head (3rd October, 2017)

The Head of Ofsted has said that schools should not be afraid to promote British Values, regardless of the fact that some children are being brought up in environments that are ‘actively hostile’ to them.

Ofsted’s North East Report: A Snapshot

Ofsted’s North East Report: A Snapshot (3rd October, 2017)

‘The one constant in your life is change’ – those were the words of Cathy Kirby, Regional Director of Ofsted for the North East, Yorkshire and Humber at the SCHOOLS NorthEast Ofsted event this week at Boldon.