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20/07/2018

20th July 2018

Top News this Week

Record year of achievements for SCHOOLS NorthEast

Data shows North East exclusions hotspots

The big scoop: Sunderland school in ice-cream attendance row

National funding formula delayed by another year

Industrial action over teachers' pay 'on the cards'

Sir David Carter 'worried' about non-teachers leading MATs

'Off-rolling' must end, Children's Minister tells schools

Private tutors 'should face DBS criminal record checks'

Exam boards seek judicial review over T Levels

Private school overseas 'franchises' are on the rise, report finds

Ofsted refuses to name 300 schools with “particularly high levels of off-rolling”

Compulsory Mental Health education to be added to curriculum by 2020

SCHOOLS NorthEast hosts first-ever Evidence Champions Event

 

Regional Top News of the Week

Probe leads to Colburn school's SATs results being annulled

North Yorkshire County Council 'powerless' to save one of its own schools

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13/07/2018

13th July 2018

Top News This Week 

North East selected to host UK's lead Careers Hub

School spending on pupils cut by 8%, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies

Bright Tribe abandons merger plans as founder walks away

Northern Education Trust's response on Stockton Council's concerns over 'unprecedented' levels of exclusion​

Minister admits nursery schools need more cash

'Due diligence must be improved' says MPs' report on Academies

Careers and Enterprise Company to publish board minutes

Children who can't catch lag behind in reading, writing and maths, study claims

Birmingham school exclusions fall to 40% after AP cut

National Organisation to improve Education Specialists' advice launched

Amanda Spielman's speech to the Policy Exchange Think Tank

Hartlepool Council commits £80,000 to tackle child holiday hunger

'Chaos' as SATs results removed from Government site

'No evidence' that grammar schools help disadvantaged

Voice of the Pupil mental health project - register your interest

 

Regional News of the Week

Five students excluded and four suspended amid 'bullying' claims at Newcastle's RGS

Council approves plan to close Bellingham Middle School

West Burton school releases 'go it alone' plan to survive

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06/07/2018

6th July 2018

Top News This Week 

Stockton Borough Council Committee raises concerns over "unprecedented" levels of exclusion

Drop 'misleading' school statistic, former Schools Minister tells Government

North East areas to roll out new local safeguarding arrangements early

'Councils beat academy trusts at boosting failing schools'

'Grammars should prove they deserve to expand' says Robert Halforn

Washington Academy teachers go on strike as dispute with school continues

Schools Week profile: WISE Academies' CEO Zoe Carr

New DfE threat to Academy chiefs' 'exponential' pay rises

Doomed Schools Company Trust 'double -counted' GCSEs

'Social site terms tougher than Dickens'

OCR faces £175,000 fine over Romeo and Juliet GCSE error

The Institute for Teaching and Ambition School Leadership to merge

 

Regional News of the Week 

North East teachers invited to Downing Street for celebration of education

Nearly 1,800 Darlington parents fined for taking holidays since 2014

Specialist school aims to expand service in South Tyneside

Hartlepool school issues safety warning to parents

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29/06/2018

29th June 2018

Top News This Week

North East sees biggest fall in teacher numbers

Discovery School closure - Newcastle council motion criticises free schools agenda

Amanda Spielman announced as keynote speaker for SCHOOLS NorthEast Summit 2018

Questionable questions in this year's exams - SCHOOLS NorthEast call for evidence

Damian Hinds quizzed by Select Committee on funding

Language lesson gap means poorest miss out, says report

Child obesity: will new measures make your life easier?

Childminder numbers in England plummet

Tantrum tests could be rolled out for all 4 year olds

Head Teacher introduces 'enrichment' week for holidays in term time

Use of 'chemical cosh' drugs on children doubles in a decade

DfE: Schools get bigger as pupil population increases by 66,000

'Why we need more great school leaders in the North'

Previous Ofsted rulings on schools to now stand, even after academisation 

Ofsted blog: Off-rolling using data to see the fuller picture

 

Regional News of the Week

WISE Academies takeover ends uncertainty at Haltwhistle schools

Middlesbrough school kitchens could be used to feed hungry kids

Gateshead special school to get multi-million pound move

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25/06/2018

22nd June 2018

Top News This Week 

Ofsted will 'quiz pupils and lunch staff on behaviour' says Amanda Spielman

Chancellor: no new money for schools after £20 billion NHS pledge

Education Datalab raises concerns about off-rolling and publishes re-weighted MAT league tables

Discover School - hard core of pupils roamed premises in 'predatory manner' says unpublished Ofsted report

Government should accept "efficiency savings" are cuts, IFS tells Committee 

Report raises concerns over maths teacher shortage

Computer game addiction classified as a disorder by WHO

Allow LAs to take over failing academies says think tank

Early years teachers should make sure children have eye tests says Sutton Trust

What dies it take for a child to get help with their mental health?

North East councils top-slice school budgets to make up for loss of ESG

TES long read: Is Ofsted fit to judge deprived schools?

Give schools an Ofsted rating for their careers advice, say MPs

Heads should ban mobile phones from schools, says Culture Secretary

 

Regional News of the Week

Newcastle High School for Girls Head arrested following allegations of fraud

Energy drinks and phone ban as Darlington school reurns to traditional values 

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15/06/2018

15th June 2018

Top News of the Week

Damian Hinds announces doubling of funding for governor training

Robert Symonds receives OBE in Queen's Birthday Honours

Hundreds of delegates join SCHOOLS NorthEast for its biggest-ever SBM conference

'School readiness begins with parents' says SCHOOLS NorthEast Director

Department for Education names high-paying academy trusts

Dominic Herrington to suceed Sir David Carter as interim National Schools Commissioner

Teachers' 70 hour weeks are 'immoral', says teacher trainer leader

Skills Minister and businesses defend apprenticeship levy

Grammar schools urged to form MATs

More white working-class schools are 'inadequate'

Fake news harms children's self-esteem and trust, say MPs

 

Regional News of the Week

Tensions 'threatening to boil over' as parents and neighbours clash over school parking

'Teesside can't expect to attract new companies unless our education sector is aligned'

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08/06/2018

8th June 2018

Top News This Week

Ofsted Chief warns of growth in lack of 'readiness for school'

Discovery School in Newcastle set to close in August 2018

Bright Tribe shelves plan to merge with sister Trust

DfE 'undermining relationship' with Heads

More adolescents are reporting anxiety owing to a 'huge number of exams', expert says

Doubts cast on seminal marshmallow self-control study

Members announced for new Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel

Department for Education to review impact of Baker Clause careers duty

'Schools need more protection against vexatious complaints'

£270,000-a-year Head quits Academy Trust role

Three North East schools shortlisted in the Tes School Awards

NELEP bids for Careers Hub in the region

 

Regional News of the Week

Concerns raised over the future of Haltwhistle Middle School

School plan for former site of Nature's World

New first school in Morpeth finally gets the green light at site of former fire station

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30/05/2018

30th May 2018

Top News This Week 

Healthy MindED Conference showcases 'Voice of the Pupil' pilot outcomes 

"Schools can't deal with mental health issues on their own" says DfE CYPMH lead

300 schools wait over a decade for Ofsted inspection

Only 4% of North East students take up degree places compared to 20% of students from London

DfE ditches year 7 'catch-up training' fund before it opens

PM says teachers are key to tackling 'burning injustices'

Parents should be banned from parking at school gates, campaigners say

Ofsted considers its options on lesson observation

AS Level entries fall by 60% figures from Ofqual show

Grammar schools receiving more money than comprehensives

 

Regional Top News of the Week

Darlington's children's services continuing to take steps to improve, Ofsted rules

Act now call over suicide and self-harm in Stockton schools

£60,000 Sunderland Uni boost to help young people battling drug and alcohol problems 

 

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18/05/2018

18th May 2018

Top News This Week 

SCHOOLS NorthEast calls for more pupil engagement with mental health initiatives

Save your budget by not colour photocopying, says Academies Minister Lord Agnew

Department for Education sets up 'online safety working group' to advise schools

'There's no proof forced academisation is worth is,' Department for Education admits

Director of Education's response on proposed Church of England school closures

Late-starting summer-born pupils don't get better phonics scores

Education Datalab blog: Value added measures in performance tables

MATs must 'learn the art of persuasion'

Survey launched to gauge scale of peer-on-peer sexual abuse

Marden Bridge Middle School Head sends SATs letter to children

 

Regional Top News of the Week 

Julie Elliot MP: Education cuts will increase north/south divide

Pupils in County Durham treated as 'Gove's guinea pigs'

Sherburn Hill school to shut amid fears it will 'devestate' community 

 

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14/05/2018

11th May 2018

Top News This Week

Damian Hinds gives go-ahead on grammar school expansion

Sir David Carter urges MATs to collaborate at SCHOOLS NorthEast Academies Conference

Select Committee criticises Government's Mental Health Green Paper

SCHOOLS NorthEast calls for support to be shifted from London to the North

MPs demand action to improve education in the North

Almost a third of Heads now leave within three years, official data shows

Church of England to consider closure of rural schools

Colleges hit by cyber attacks 12 times a week

Risk of a rise in students but with no extra funding

More free schools set for the North

Northumberland school bans pencil cases to stop 'stigma'

 

Regional Top News of the Week 

How Stockton schools deal with bad behaviour goes under the spotlight

MP takes fight for Wolsingham sixth form closure to Education Secretary

South Shields Head Teacher defends school's uniform policy

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14/05/2018

4th May 2018

Top News This Week

Education Secretary to overhaul school accountability system

SCHOOLS NorthEast praised at Education Select Committee

Do you need a Maths or Physics teacher?

DfE overrules Middlesbrough schools forum on higher-needs funding

Multi-million fund announced to boost children's early language skills

Damian Hinds announces £5 million scheme for teacher 'sabbatical'

Homeschooling up by almost 200% in parts of the North East

More male role models are needed in early years, say Heads

'Ofsted should inspect school meals' Select Committee told

Teaching Assistants 'uncomfortable' with behaviour management

MPs to investigate impact of early years education on life chances

 

Regional Top News of the Week

Newcastle school praised in Government's blueprint for future of business

New governors lead Haydon Bridge High School revival

Plans to merge two Teesside colleges set to be approved

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27/04/2018

27th April 2018

Top News of the Week

'Increasing number of pupils at grammar schools won't boost attainment' Durham University finds

Northumberland County Council takes legal action against Bright Tribe

Benefits of mental health counselling in primary schools 'worth six times the cost'

Ofsted Education Director: 'Schools are over-reliant on 'meaningless data''

Government launches data protection toolkit for schools

Confidence in GCSEs and A Levels has decreased

Damian Hinds questioned by his own party over school funding

School children can 'only read digital clocks'

Gatsby Foundation releases handbook of case studies from North East schools

National Schools Commissioner to step down

Homeschooling in the UK increases 40% over three years

Professor Becky Allen: "Increase class sizes to give teachers more time for CPD"

 

Regional Top News This Week

Joy for parent protesters as Northumberland schools saved

Deal struck to offer degrees in North East colleges

New Crooksbarn Primary School joins Ad Astra Academy Trust 

 

 

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20/04/2018

20th April 2018

Top News This Week

Governors urged to pressure Government over funding crisis

Education Select Committee to investigate school and sixth-form funding

Application process for strategic school improvement fund was 'unfit for purpose'

Poorer pupils in England are a whole GCSE grade behind their peers in maths, report finds

New tool breaks down Progress 8 scores by pupils' primary schools

Education Select Committee launches special educational needs and disabilities inquiry

Blog: 3 ways in which government needs to help school governors

Ofsted considering 'no-notice' school inspections

Teachers in UK report growing 'vocabulary deficiency' 

Weak schools will get longer breather between Ofsted inspections

Pupls must sit SATs, Head Teachers are told

 

Regional Top News This Week

Middlesbrough College praised for its mental health support

Northumberland schools fined fewer parents despite rise in pupil absence

Prudhoe High School governors press case to keep three tiers 

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04/04/2018

Thursday 29th March 2018

Top News This Week 

Children's Commissioner: 'Northern children face both economic disadvantage and ineffective schools'

FutureReady18 Conference: 'North East schools 'instrumental' in the creation of the Careers Strategy'

Justine Greening warns social mobility is 'far more complex' than grammar schools

Comment: 'Ministers won't give schools more money until they are visibly falling apart'

Looked-after children are five times more likely to be temporarily excluded

Northern schools blast RSCs in Children's Commissioner report

SEND pupils 'being pushed out' of school due to funding squeeze

System 'can't handle the crisis of pupils' mental health' 

Director of troubled Bright Tribe resigns from academy trust

Blog: Why do pupils who went to infant and first schools appear to underperform at Key Stage 4?

 

Regional Top News This Week 

£100,000 pay cap needed on academy trust bosses

Middlesbrough school among the best performing secondary schools in the country

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27/03/2018

23rd March 2018

Top News This Week 

Damian Hinds non-committal on North East Opportunity Area at first Education Select Committee

Unauthorised absences in North East schools at an all0time high

Teaching jobs could be cut as 1 in 4 North East schools are struggling to manage costs

Union leader Kevin Courtney: "There is a 'moral case' for boycotting baseline assessment and SATs"

Teaching union calls for 5% pay rise with possible strike backing

Academy sponsors taking on indebted schools will no longer face financial 'millstone'

Put a limit on our working hours, teachers demand

Train all teachers in attachment issues, trauma expert says

Police investigations continue into Bright Tribe and WCAT

Workload to blame for recruitment crisis, says teacher training chief 

 

Regional Top News This Week 

Thomas Hepbirn school bosses will ask Government to close school - despite opposition from parents

Over 100 North East schools sent mass bomb hoax email demanding cash payment

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19/03/2018

16th March 2018

Top News This Week 

Dame Julia Cleverdon: 'North East such an entrpreneurial place for education'

Damian Hinds focuses on teacher workload in ASCL speech

Grindon Hall school to leave Bright Tribe for North East Learning Trust

North East has highest number of local authority maintained primaries in deficit

Ofsted reveals it pays inspectors bonuses for 'challenging' inspections

John Hardy celebrates SCHOOLS NorthEast 10 year history at Patron's Dinner 2018

'Ministers need to stop treating the system like a game of Buckaroo'

Nine things schools need to know about the government's integration green paper 

Schools sought in trial for 'returner-teachers' pilot

Department for Education pledges to 'transform' Alternative Provision

Schools must identify teachers with 'conflicts of interest' in the wake of exam cheating scandal 

 

Regional Top News This Week

Data on fines issued to North East parents failing to send children to school revealed

North East MPs clash as Government is accused of 'arbitrary cuts' to school meals provision

North East schools needed for Education for Wellbeing research programme  

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12/03/2018

9th March 2018

Top News This Week

Banning teachers' preferred method of baseline assessment will relieve 'burden', says minister 

Careers and Enterprise Company launch draft implementation plan

Schools that don't take pupils back from Alternative Provision should not be rated 'otstanding', MPs told

Amanda Spielman appears before the Education Select Committee

Veterans to receive bursary to get into teaching

New Schools Network must win two bids to maintain current role

Underfunding of schools resulting in increased class sizes for secondary schools in England

Delays with new SEND plans creating 'significant' problems for pupils

Cumbria Education Trust lined up as new sponsor for Whitehaven Academy

Rate schools on how they meet pupils' mental health needs, care commission tells Ofsted

SCHOOLS NorthEast submits response on QTS consultation

 

Regional Top News This Week

'School standards at risk without change', says Executive Head

Empty office block in Stockton set to be transformed into school, creating around 50 jobs 

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05/03/2018

2nd March 2018

Top News This Week

Department for Education faces backlash from Heads on labelling children as 'failures' at 11

SCHOOLS NorthEast's response on th emental health green paper

DfE confirms ITT applicants won't be assessed on suitability to teach

Updated statutory guidance on looked-after children published

Lowest-paid sixth form teacher to get a 2% rise

Ofsted pays men 8% more than women - and 21% more in bonuses

Heads call for national school places strategy

Pupils fear future success will be hot by 'parental income and Brexit'

Academics say give up on failing schools

DfE doubles advanced maths premium to £1,200

'Scant' evidence that forced primary academisation works, say heads

School autonomy group wants to become the voice for academies

Special-school pupils travel three times further to school

Fall in teacher-training applications softens slightly

UCAS blames northern schools for lack of 'aspiration ad attainment'

Schools lose £145,000 to fraudsters posing as heads in new scam

Teachers are still falling for 'fads', warns senior Ofsted official

Data on North East school fines released

 

Regional Top News of the Week 

Sunderland City Council deemed 'inadequate' and warned over radicalisation risks 

Major chnage planned for the running of 25 Teesside Catholic schools

'I cannot support this' - MP hits out at proposed Northumberland schools shke-up

Education Secretary celebrates students in the North East

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23/02/2018

23rd February 2018

Top News This Week 

Ofsted warns North East Heads over soaring exclusions

Lord Agnew: No MAT boss should get a bigger pay rise than their teachers

Damian Hinds visits North East to find out concerns in region's schools

National Audit Office report shows difficulties matching schools to sponsors

Warnings grow that three-year QTS could be ‘disastrous’ for teacher recruitment

Eight out of ten academies running at deficit, says new report

Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund round 2 now open

MPs seek school views on impact of social media and screens on children

New study examines whether starting school later in the day may help GCSE pupils

Catholic school leaders cautious to lift cap on faith-based admissions

Bright Tribe investigated over Grindon Hall severance pay

Questions over future of 'stressed' virtual heads who support looked-after children

 

Regional Top News of the Week 

Council approves free school meals every day of the year

Bishop Auckland councillor's petition calls for gender equality across curriculum

Children in areas most at risk of literacy problems are likely to live shorter lives

Community reacts to Northumberland school closures

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09/02/2018

9th February 2018

Top News This Week

Deputy RSC ro join the Northern Education Trust, SCHOOLS NorthEast understands

Nick Gibb: Extra exams would cut risk to pupils' mental health 

Northern education leaders hit back at Wilshaw claim of 'miserable' standards

National school funding formula threatened as councils demand changes

Councils call for compulsory mental health counselling in all secondary schools

Heads want pay code after £500,000 Academy boss

Zero-tolerance behaviour policies exclude more vulnerable children, MPs told

 

Regional Top News of the Week

New Galileo trust takes over 10 Teesside schools

100-pupil special school set to be built in central Redcar

Unions warn of fall in number of teachers at secondary schools 

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07/02/2018

2nd February 2018

Top News This Week

Osborne report calls for North East Opportunity Area

Government failure on teacher numbers adds to pressure on schools

Education and Health Select Committees hold joint session on mental health Green Paper

Education Minister unveils new support for schools

50,000 children were 'missing' from education last year

Damian Hinds is 'carefully considering' lifting the faith-based admission cap

Teacher trainers ordered to rethink entry standards to 'maximise recruitment' 

Research chief calls on education Twitterati to show 'more respect'

Bright Tribe pays £680,000 in related-party transactions

 

Regional Top News of the Week

Girl, 14, arrested at school over chemicals splashed on classmate

Head Teachers and unions oppose idea of turning schools into 'Fort Knoxes' 

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26/01/2018

26th January 2018

Top News This Week 

More North East schools below floor standard in Key Stage 4 results

David Meller resigns from DfE board following Presidents Club allegations

Primary schools given help to support pupils' mental health

Free infant lunches policy doubled take-up of school meals

Nadhim Zahawi facing pressure over Presidents Club event

44% of children in Newcastle Cental constituency in poverty

SCHOOLS NorthEst hosts first Chairs of School Governance Conference

North East teachers inform DfE project to recruit talent to challenging areas

Fears of delay to teacher pay deal after DfE misses deadline

 

Regional Top News This Week

Sunderland teachers take 3,800 days off due to stress

Anger as Richmond School and Sixth Form College axes Latin

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19/01/2018

19th January 2018

Top News This Week

New Education Secretary continues focus on Opportunity Areas

Rocky start for Ofsted's Bold Beginnings Report

Big rise in teachers relying on handouts to pay rent

Flagship social mobility programme risked 'overloading' schools, DfE official reveals

Education Select Committee Chair calls for more accountability from MATS

'Focusing funding on the 'Opportunity Areas' is unfair: the initiative ignores the North East'

Unons call for cost of living pay increase for all teachers

Teachers with Northern accents are being told to 'posh up'

MPs urged to back holiday hunger bill

DfE under pressure to explain how Carillion collapse affects schools

 

Regional Top News This Week

Schools shake-up could tackle budget deficits and missing sponsors

Reassurances given over Carillion's contracts with schools

Ups and downs in the annual report from Northumberland's schools chief 

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12/01/2018

12th January 2018

Top News This Week

Damian Hinds becomes new Secretary of State for Education

DfE refuses to name financially troubled academies paying £150,000 salaries

Thousands of teachers are on long-term stress leave, new figures reveal

White children more likely to suffer mental health issues, study finds

DfE launches new guidelines for Head Teacher recruitment

Botched computing test won't count towards final GCSE grades, Ofqual says

Primary schools are being asked to trial lessons in identifying 'fake news'

Justine Greening presses government to ensure sex education is taught in all schools

Lower grade boundaries for maths GCSE resit exam spark concern

NCTL can't be sure teacher training grants used correctly, warns auditor

 

Regional Top News This Week 

Children across North East set to miss out on Free School Meals 

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22/12/2017

22nd December 2017

Top News This Week 

Education news in the Autumn Term: A Round Up

Education Policy Update: Papers released this term

SCHOOLS NorthEast Autumn Term update

Access to 'top' schools has become more unequal, finds research

Majority of Bright Tribe's £1m 'northern hub' funding spent on senior staff

DfE launches consultation into sex education in schools

AQA to review staff training after grade change debacle

 

Regional Top News of the Week 

SCHOOLS NorthEast backs sex and relationship educaton reforms

Hate crime to be tackled through power of words in County Durham schools

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15/12/2017

15th December 2017

Top News This Week 

SCHOOLS NorthEast strongly backs new Social Mobility Plans

'Primary Schools should put best teachers in Reception', experts say

Ofsted Report 2017: The North East Outlook

Ofsted Report 2017: Their Focus for the Future

English primaries have biggest gap between highest and lowest performers in maths

Ofsted Report 2017: Primary and Secondary School Review

Primary School Performace Tables released

GCSE grade changes increase by 52%

More than 500 Primary Schools below floor target 

 

Regional Top News This Week

'There's much to like in the new Careers Strategy, but is it lacking in ambition and funding?'

Ofsted Report 2017: Secondary School standards fall in North East

Northumberland CC gives devolution deal the go-ahead

£4.5m grant to create extra school places for children in Northumberland 

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08/12/2017

8th December 2017

Top News This Week 

Government launches Careers Strategy after pilot in North East

Government publishes mental health green paper for schools

DfE to target free schools in bottom-performing third of country

Bright Tribe in discussion over future of northern schools

Ofsted confirms changes to short inspections following consultation

40% of teachers can't identify a young carer in class

Unhappy teachers will take 10% pay cu to escape profession

More than 770,000 UK children 'don't have any books of their own'

Parents of summer born children will be allowed to start school aged five

 

Regional Top News of the Week 

How a £300m shake-up could help North East children access counselling at school

Top marks for Sunderland College in national league table

Northumberland is 'not good place for disadvantaged children to grow up'. 

 

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29/11/2017

24th November 2017

Top News This Week

Autumn Budget 2017: SCHOOLS NorthEast's response

Ofsted Chair welcomes call for greater scrutiny of 'outstanding' schools

Children attempting suicide in order to access mental health care

Schools not up to the job of finding places for excluded pupils, warns academic

Girls 'better at co-operating on problems'

Forced academisation of primary schools is 'immoral'

Budget 2017: Greening will write to teacher pay body 'shortly'

DfE planning to spend £10m on Reception baseline test 

 

Regional Top News This Week 

Sunderland College inspires new generation of game developers 

 

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17/11/2017

17th November 2017

Top News This Week 

Extra '50,000 pupils' eligible for free school meals under universal credit shake up

Unions set out five tests for next week's Budget

The Education Select Committee 14th November: A Round up

Two thirds of school leaders believe techer recruitment crisis will deepen over next two years

66% of school leaders aware of staff 'quitting prematurely' 

Dads must engage more with children's education, research suggests

Teaching Schoool Alliances miss 'cold spots' of struggling schools

Pupils being harmed by schools 'gaming' the system to climb league tables

School in Theresa May's constituency seeks £1 for pens

 

Regional Top News of the Week

'Alternative Provision is at breaking point - our most vulnerable have become the forgotten pupils'

Calls for North East to be part of £72 million education plan

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10/11/2017

10th November 2017

Top News This Week

Lesson observations 'make no difference to pupils' results'

Government investigated 524 cases of SATs maladministration in 2016

SEND pupils 'pushed out' of mainstream schools, new data shows

Public Health England launches 'Rise Above' lesson plans for support in PSHE

School leaders pessimistic on school funding

Most people think politics should replace RE in schools, poll shows

'No unique formula' for high-performing MATs

 

Regional Top News This Week 

'The situation is critical': Schools will lose teaching talent without 5% pay hike, unions claim

Call for Government to invest more in technical skills 

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03/11/2017

3rd November 2017

Top News This Week 

Institute for Teaching launches to create 'expert teachers'

Ofsted investigates inspection gaps at outstanding schools

Primary schools appeal against more than 15,000 KS2 reading test results

Read: SCHOOLS NorthEast Submission on Alternative Provision

Policy Exchange launches Curriculum materials survey

PE and Sports Premium doubles to £320 million

Greening pledges new support for flexible working in schools

Schools freed from 'scourge of Ofsted teaching style'

 

Regional Top News This Week

Could the North East get an Opportunity Area?

Bad teenage experiences scare parents away from child's school

Raspberry PI Funding available for North East schools

Northumberland County Council consulting on Draft Strategy for SEND 

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20/10/2017

20th October 2017

Top News This Week 

'Alarming' number of schools accused of unofficially excluding SEND pupils

English school budgets facing 'breaking point', warn Head Teachers

Exam pressure fuels rise in Childline calls about mental health

Unauthorised absences up despite Government crackdown

Ofsted: 'Trainees don't understand safeguarding role.'

Teacher apprentices will be paid on unqualified scale

 

Regional Top News This Week

Summit 2017: Photos of the day

Summit 2017: Presentation slides now available

Read North East gets the region reading with thousands of free books

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13/10/2017

13th October 2017

Top News This Week 

David Laws at SNE Summit: 'Success of North East schools less well known'

Ofsted review: 'Schools are narrowing the curriculum' 

North East schools succeed despite the loaded system

DfE to review 'disproportionate' exclusions of certain ethnicities

Head Teacher Boards - the results

David Laws at the Summit: '30 hours free childcare policy is nuts'

Summit 2017: Speaker Highlights

Ann Mroz at the Summit: 'Stick up for yourselves' 

 

Regional Top News This Week

SCHOOLS NorthEast calls for national parental engagement strategy

Grade rescaling hits North East Key Stage 4 progress

North East has the highest number of underperforming schools

Dr Becky Allen at the Summit: EBacc for the many, not the few 

 

 

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06/10/2017

6th October 2017

Top News This Week 

Overhaul of Alternative Provision announced by Greening

Two universities to receive government funding to develop teacher ' degree apprenticeships'

Failure to find sponsors raises 'serious' questions of academisation law

SCHOOLS NorthEast Summit Programme announced

Chancellor urged to give funding lifeline to sixth forms and colleges

Ofqual: subject choices are guided by enjoyment over difficulty

No schools turned into academies as a result of 'coasting label'

Government delays land valuations which could see schools foot the bill

'Cut Pupil Premium if schools don't promote apprenticeships': Halforn

1 in 4 Northern schools with academy order fail to find broker within a year

 

Regional Top News This Week 

New cadet units in North East aim to boost social mobility

SCHOOLS NorthEast is looking for a Business Admin Apprentice

 

 

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03/10/2017

29th September 2017

Top News This Week 

Agnew replaces Lord Nash as new Academies Minister

Labour lays down their education initiatives at Brighton Conference

Schools should not be afraid to promote British values, says Ofsted head

Rt Hon David Laws to speak at SCHOOLS NorthEast Summit 

The SCHOOLS North East Ofsted Event: A Snapshot

DfE's Chief Scientific Adviser leaves to work for Gove

 

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Vision for Education launches 'Attendance Hero' campaign

Sharing lessons from NE career benchmarks pilot with Spain

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03/10/2017

21st September 2017

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SCHOOLS NorthEast Summit

New Ofsted system would see schools graded 'good-ish', headteachers warn

Proportion of students taking arts subjects falls to lowest in decade

BBC Learning launch Mental Health video campaign

 

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International survey launched to find out how Primary teachers deal with pupil difficulties

Funding changes for schools fail to impress Head Teachers in Darlington

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15/09/2017

15th September 2017

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Ofsted Boss 'tears her hair out' over schools that still grade individual lessons

Full Education Committee line-up confirmed

Workload and government policy forcing teachers out, DfE research finds

One in five parents 'do not spend any time reading with their children' 

 

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SCHOOLS NorthEast comments on the pressure on schools to produce good exam results - leading to an increase in exclusions across County Durham 

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07/09/2017

7th September 2017

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Closing the Gap: Trends in Educational Attainment and Disadvantage

Increase in number of children 'not ready' to start school

Schools open doors to 'more unfilled teacher posts'

 

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First 'low-cost' private delays its opening 

 

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20/07/2017

20th July 2017

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Year of firsts at SCHOOLS NorthEast

EBacc target reduced to 75% following consultation

Government to respond to consultation on 'secure fit' writing test model

Former Schools Minister announced for SNE Summit

 

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Emmanuel Schools Foundation appoints new Chief Executive

 

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13/07/2017

13 July 2017

Top News This Week
Have your say on Ofsted short inspections
SCHOOLS NorthEast welcomes new trustee
Commission makes 6 key recommendations to tackle educational inequality
Halfon elected Chair of the Education Select Committee

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New multi-academy trust launches in Newcastle

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06/07/2017

6 July 2017

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Big increase in pupils achieving 'expected standard' in KS2 SATs
Government needs to find £1.3 billion more for schools, says think tank
DfE ministerial briefs announced, whilst former ministers vie for committee chair
Year of exciting changes at SCHOOLS NorthEast topped off with office move

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Newcastle schools could fine parents of pupils who arrive late

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23/06/2017

23 June 2017

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School Business Managers set MASSIVE Goals at SBM Conference
Grammar school proposals missing from Queen's Speech
Queen's Speech 2017: SCHOOLS NorthEast response
Top honours for North East school leaders

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Study suggests that hungry Newcastle kids are costing teacher 45 minutes of lesson time a day

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15/06/2017

15 June 2017

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Mini reshuffle at the DfE
Ofsted proposes changes to short inspections
North East has the most pupils offered first preference school
School leaders urge Government to do more on mental health

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NHS advice for those affected by the Manchester Arena terror incident

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09/06/2017

9 June 2017 - Election Special

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2017 General Election: The results
What can schools expect from a minority government?
Schools must ratchet up fight for funding amid chaos of hung parliament
Healthy MindED mental health commission holds first conference

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Appeal for more time on future of school

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25/05/2017

25 May 2017

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Researchers weigh in on free school breakfasts costs
Healthy MindED Conference programme announced
Science teachers most likely to leave profession, according to DfE data
Parliamentary candidates sign up to school leaders' priorities

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New mental health resource for young people in North Tyneside

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18/05/2017

18 May 2017

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2017 General Election: main parties pledge more mental health support in schools
Conservative Manifesto: 'The world's great meritocracy' education pledges
Lib Dem Manifesto: education pledges 'Put children first'
Labour Manifesto: 'For the many, not the few' education pledges

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Heads urge parliamentary candidates to tackle funding crisis

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11/05/2017

11 May 2017

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IFS calculates free school meals promise would cost £950m
Labour announces plans for a National Education Service
Liberal Democrats pledge £7bn to protect education funding
Unions call for the complete removal of asbestos in schools by 2028

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Five Northumberland schools could become a MAT

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04/05/2017

4 May 2017

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Conservative backbenchers urge Theresa May to scrap National Funding Formula
Schools strugle to provide adequate time and resources for pupils' well-being
Healthy MindED holds training session for evidence-based model
The 13 ways MPs want primary tests improved

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SCHOOLS NorthEast welcomes new supporters
How will Sunderland schools benefit from a £3m windfall?

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27/04/2017

27 April 2017

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Sponsor capacity to need ratio in the North amongst the lowest, report finds
Free school policy 'incoherent and poor value for money'
Mental health commission announces first regional conference
SCHOOLS NorthEast analysis brought up in Parliament funding debate

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Academy at Shotton Hall announced as one of six new research schools

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06/04/2017

6 April 2017

Top News This Week
Supreme Court rules against term-time holidays
Government officially launches apprenticeship levy
EEF publishes findings on pilot projects for innovative teaching and learning
Spring-term Ofsted briefings: Concerns around off-rolling pupils

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Exceptional Stockton student one of just 150 UK sixth formers to be chosen for US study place

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30/03/2017

30 March 2017

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300-strong audience at first SCHOOLS NorthEast Regional Governance Conference
New literacy campaign launched in theNorth East
Mental health service for schools in Newcastle discontinued
Education Secretary Justine Greening proposes scrapping KS1 SATs

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Sales and demolition lined up for Northumberland schools
North East schools receive KS2 congratulatory letters

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23/03/2017

23 March 2017

Top News This Week
North East schools forced to ask parents to help fill funding blackhole
SCHOOLS NorthEast responds to stage 2 of the NFF consultation
About 1,000 schools in England 'at risk of cuts well in to next decade'
SCHOOLS NorthEast Patron’s Dinner celebrates education in the region

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39 Darlington school heads send letters to parents urging them to lobby Government over cash crisis
New NET Chief Executive announced

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16/03/2017

16 March 2017

Top News This Week
MPs show great deal of interest in mental health commission launched by SCHOOLS NorthEast
Schools' guide to apprenticeship reforms: what you need to know
Government tightens school exclusion guidance to clear up 'confusion'
Two Sunderland Heads gave evidence to MPs on school buildings

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North East LEP careers lead named Career Educator of the Year
North East Knight takes lead on BIG PIE Friday Challenge for schools

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09/03/2017

9 March 2017

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Budget 2017: the key points
Experts present brand new research at North East evidence-based education conference
Ofsted can’t rule out “unintentional influence” in otherwise consistent double inspections
Inspectors asked not to request predicted grades for new exams as they are "a very imprecise science"

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North East college invited to join national skills policy debate
Tees Businesses’ £20K Boost For Charities and Schools

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02/03/2017

2 March 2017

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Hammond must use first Budget to fill funding blackhole in schools
Schools to benefit from £415m to transform facilities and encourage healthy lifestyles
MAT performance, accountability and expansion questioned by MPs
Speakers announced for SCHOOLS NorthEast evidence-based education conference

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Funding changes could lead to schools in County Durham becoming 'financially unviable'

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16/02/2017

16 February 2017

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MPs urge Government to prove how new grammar schools will close the gap, calling them an "unnecessary distraction"
Lack of compulsory sex education in academies and free schools “a ticking time bomb”, says LGA
North East schools advised on careers guidance best practice by experts at FutureReady 2017
Education Secretary Justine Greening promises QTS won’t be scrapped, during conference speech

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School's "world-class" status a first for region
County Durham school pupil is fifth winner of top prize

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10/02/2017

8 February 2017

Top News This Week
Northern Powerhouse think tank says improving secondary education in the North is top priority
Arts not at odds with the EBacc, says free schools charity
Body cameras on trial in English schools
Schools call on MPs to fight ‘grossly unfair’ Progress 8

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Young teachers to lobby Shadow Education Secretary at union event in Newcastle
Parents launch fight to save Northumberland school

 

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03/02/2017

2 February 2017

Top News This Week
Nick Gibb " comfortable" with how schools handle cost pressures
Government abandons year 3 phonics check after trial prompts workload concerns
Speakers announced for regional careers guidance conference
Working class disadvantage follows from school through to the professions

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SCHOOLS NorthEast welcomes new supporters
MP to hand Newton Aycliffe pupils' petition for GCSE ‘equality’ to parliament
New Principal at Thorp Academy

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26/01/2017

26 January 2017

Top News This Week
Ofsted downgraded more than half of North East schools during section 5 inspections this academic year
Tougher Ofsted guidance could be drawn up for better careers advice in schools
Strong start for first schools-led commission into pupils’ mental health
SCHOOLS NorthEast submits evidence to the inquiry into children and young people’s mental health

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Ministerial visit to Gateshead College as part of new industrial strategy

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19/01/2017

19 January 2017

Top News This Week
North East schools to get greater share of funding - up 0.0058%!
Education Secretary announces 6 new opportunity areas
Region’s school-led mental health commission announces members
Looking to build links with businesses? Sign up to the regional careers conference

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Closed Sunderland school gained top results in final year as performance tables released

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12/01/2017

12 January 2017

Top News This Week
The North East of England has the lowest proportion of coasting primary schools in the country
Mental health first aid training to be offered to all secondary schools
Councils given £4.2m funding boost to tackle ‘remaining challenges’ in SEND reforms
More than 200 to attend Regional Governance Conference

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Disappointment after government ‘reject’ £46m schools investment programme
Teaching assistants and council back at the negotiating table

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05/01/2017

5 January 2017

Top News This Week
School Leaders in the region should join forces to libby for better funding
New Year's Honours list 2017
Mental Health Commission in the North East sees official launch
How tough is recruitment? Responses needed for Government lobby

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School staff get the Royal seal of approval at national awards ceremony
Closure-threatened primary school set to become an academy

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15/12/2016

15 December 2016

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How the National Funding Formula will affect North East Schools
North East primary schools vie with London for best in class title
New funding formula fails ‘fairness’ test, as £3bn cuts loom over school budgets
'Schools that work for everyone': SCHOOLS NorthEast consultation response

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Welcome to the SCHOOLS NorthEast network
Funding boost for outreach programme
RGS Newcastle announces new Head
Schoolchildren say FA paper on football treats them like 'brainless baby Barbies'

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08/12/2016

8 December 2016

Top News This Week
Childrren's Commissioner launches 'Growing Up North' inquiry into children's life prospects
Bright Tribe no longer sponsoring The Durham Federation
How tough is recruitment? Responses needed for Government lobby
Government scraps National Teaching Service

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Minister praises Chester-le-Street primary school for early years reading results
North East schools ranked in The Sunday Times School Guide

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01/12/2016

1 December 2016

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Over 9 in 10 Children in the North East are in either Good or Outstanding primaries
New funding to improve schools and drive up standards announced by Justine Greening
Government-commissioned review of Tees Valley recommends college mergers and joint venture trust
Level 3 EY educator: GCSE requirements consultation – SCHOOLS NorthEast response

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RGS wins top award at prestigious TES Independent School Awards
North East schools in Sunday Times top of best in the country

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24/11/2016

24 November 2016

Top News This Week
Northern Powerhouse Schools Strategy published
Almost half of “deteriorating” primaries improved their Ofsted judgment despite poor progress
Long-term FSM pupils in new Opportunity Areas 20+ months behind peers
SCHOOLS NorthEast review of Northern Powerhouse Schools Strategy

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Durham TA strike: Unions urge council to settle dispute as staff join picket lines

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17/11/2016

17 November 2016

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Government should "mandate" schools in Northumberland to take part in the improvement programmes
Green Paper consultation: please complete this quick survey
Huge amount of interest” in school’s vacancies since using regional jobs board
Do Early Years Educators need GCSEs in Maths and English?

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Nursery schools in North East face massive funding cuts which could have a 'devastating impact'
Number of male teachers is lowest in the North-East

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10/11/2016

10 November 2016

Top News This Week
White working-class British boys: amongst the lowest performing every year for the past decade
STA deemed “broadly” fit for purpose, despite “lack of strategy and oversight”
Grammar schools will have to demonstrate how they’ll improve the “social mix”
Northern primary schools are least likely to be coasting

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Chemical at Ponteland school to be blown up by bomb squad after fears it could be unsafe

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03/11/2016

3 November 2016

Top News This Week
Return of the Grammar School?
Current system of primary assessment “not fit for purpose”, say North East school leaders
More children in need in the North East than anywhere else in England, but the gap is narrowing
MPs call out Government's 'failure to address' inadequate careers guidance

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Bible created by North East school children set to be presented to the Pope

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20/10/2016

20 October 2016

Top News This Week
Justine Greening sets out new primary assessment plans
Education Committee Primary Assessment Inquiry: your thoughts
Gateshead pupils rank 8th nationally in EYFSP score
SCHOOLS NorthEast Summit 2016 footage

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Opportunities for North East young people get boost at House of Lords event
Bede Community Primary reports increased attainment through use of tech in the classroom

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14/10/2016

14 October 2016

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SUMMIT 2016 - Highlights from the biggest annual gathering of Head Teachers in the North East
Dame Sue Bailey announced as Chair of schools-led mental health commission
Middlesbrough school and World record holder team up to climb to the top
North East schools display worst Progress 8 scores nationally

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Twelve North East schools lauded for changing lives
Baroness Grey-Thompson helps pupils go the extra mile

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06/10/2016

6 October 2016

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Conservative Party Conference 2016 - SCHOOLS NorthEast Summary
Schools Week announced as official Summit media partners
Changes at the RSC North office
Exclusions in Middlesbrough rise by more than 300% since 2013

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Management team members have been suspended at Teesside special schools
Modern foreign languages course launch

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29/09/2016

29 September 2016

Top News This Week
National campaign against grammar school plans launched at Labour Party Conference
Plans underway for new strategy to improve Middlesbrough schools
Education Select Committee launches inquiry into primary assessment
Teaching assistants to be balloted on strike action in County Durham

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Grindon Hall school founders resign fearing it will "lose its Christian ethos"
School's careers programme proves successful one year on

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22/09/2016

22 September 2016

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Ofsted grades for Northern Powerhouse schools “far too closely linked to APS on entry”, Sir Nick Weller tells North East Heads
Newcastle United and Kenton Academy Trust team up in”biggest wave of free schools”
Rebrokered academies given 3-year Ofsted grace period
'The North is being neglected', says Sir Michael Wilshaw

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Plans unveiled for multi-million pound Morpeth First School on County Hall site
Welcoming new SCHOOLS NorthEast partners

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15/09/2016

15 September 2016

Top News This Week
Educational Excellence Everywhere white paper will go ahead, Justine Greening confirms
PM and Labour leader in heated PMQs debate over grammar schools plans
Education Secretary tells MPs parent governor role won't be scrapped
'Schools that work for everyone' consultation overview

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Durham County Council improves offer to teaching assistants
Middlesbrough Mayor hits out at 'worst place to live' report
North East MPs warn education secretary of threat to school funding

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08/09/2016

8 September 2016

Top News This Week
SCHOOLS NorthEast is delighted to confirm that the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Education, will be giving the keynote speech at Summit 2016.
No “winners and losers” in new grammar schools plans
Gateshead in top ten best performing LA areas at SATs
Free online portal to be launched for marked exam scripts

Regional Top News This Week
North East MEPs seek schools' views on regional Brexit plan
Percentage of North East pupils securing university places hits new high
North East schools buck the trend as GCSE top grades fall dramatically

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18/08/2016

A-level results day 2016

Percentage of North East pupils securing university places hits new high
A-level results - regional breakdown
North East success stories

Durham Johnston Comprehensive School / Wolsingham Sixth Form
Royal Grammar School, Newcastle / Churchill Community College
Carmel College / Ponteland High School
George Stephenson High School / Kenton School
Northumberland CofE Academy / Dame Allen's School
Newcastle High School for Girls

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14/07/2016

14 July 2016

Top News This Week
Justine Greening MP appointed as the new Secretary of State for Education
New PM must tackle North East poverty as region becomes the free school meals capital of England
MAT inquiry: Academy trust CEOs give evidence to education committee
End of term note from SCHOOLS NorthEast Director Mike Parker

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Ponteland schools to get two-tier education system despite objection of parents
Newcastle College staff face redundancy as around 100 posts set to be the axed
North East Deputy Head wins prestigious national STEM award

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07/07/2016

7 July 2016

Top News This Week
SCHOOLS NorthEast ensures schools concerns are heard in Westminter
Ofsted should downgrade schools for inadequate careers ed, new Commons report suggests
Academy trusts 'no better than councils', new Education Policy Institute league tables research finds
New short inspections “a proven success”, Senior HMI tells SCHOOLS NorthEast delegates

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Hartlepool school is first in country to get prestigious award
Region wide teacher subject specialism training courses

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30/06/2016

30 June 2016

Top News This Week
Record levels of children in outstanding or good schools
North East MP Pat Glass resigns as Shadow Education Secretary
Highest teacher leaving rate in a decade, according to school workforce analysis
Proposed new Ofsted Chief grilled by MPs during Education Committee ‘interview’

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North East nursery named school of the year at 2016 TES Awards
Summer Term Ofsted Briefings: Meeting SEND requirements
Cultural education in every school programme

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24/06/2016

24 June

Top News This Week
SCHOOLS NorthEast SBM Conference a huge success!
Brexit: Vote to leave the EU will delay education policies, union says
Poor pupils 'are still let down', warns Ofsted chief
NUT votes to hold one-day strike

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North Tyneside Council Seeks Clarification on Education Plans
Tall Ships Youth Trust announces new Summer Voyage

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17/06/2016

16 June 2016

Top News This Week
Education heavyweights give evidence on MATs to Education Committee
Sponsors lose control of 119 failing academies
One in six families misses top secondary school choice
Queen's 90th Birthday Honours: North East recipients for services to education

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North East Teaching Schools ‘Righting’ the School Improvement System at Annual Conference
Newcastle City Council to appoint education chief to improve schools' standards
Fears over shortage of school places in Northumberland town
South Tyneside has 5th lowest number of students taking A-levels locally, report claims

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09/06/2016

9 June 2016

Top News This Week
Sir David Carter to speack at Summit 2016
Problems with education and skills “the thorn in Tees Valley’s side”, report concludes
Uncertainty over the effectiveness of costly incentives for prospective teachers
'Cash shortage for special educational needs' support

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Hartlepool FE College 2nd best apprenticeship provider in the country

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27/05/2016

27 May 2016

Top News This Week
Exam review changes draw criticism from profession
Future of education – white paper and academisation
Government teacher recruitment schemes delay fuels teacher shortage concerns
Northern schools greatly underfunded despite high levels of disadvantage

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Gateshead school closed after 'exotic spider' bites female teacher
Police swoop on two North East schools after bomb threats are made
Plans for Ponteland two-tier school system move a step closer

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19/05/2016

19 May 2016

Top News This Week
North East schools spent £150m on supply staff, raising concerns over recruitment & retention
Gov't uncompromising on school attendance rules after father's term-time holiday win
Queen's Speech: New bill confirms plan to target unviable councils
SCHOOLS NorthEast is recruiting for two new roles!

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Schools wanted for North East LEP Enterprise Adviser programme
Excelsior pupils get front row seats for Angelina Jolie BBC speech

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12/05/2016

12 May 2016

Top News This Week
"Shambolic" education U-turns distracting North East schools from raising standards
‘Rogue marker’ leaked Sats test paper the day before exams
Nicky Morgan to define ‘underperforming’ councils with consultation and vote
SCHOOLS NorthEast announces Ofsted Summer Term briefings

Regional Top News This Week
Shadow Home Secretary visits North East School
Dyke House principal to take up dual academy role
Woolsingham School the first in the region to achieve UNESCO associated status
Northumberland school told find academy sponsor or close

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05/05/2016

5 May 2016

Top News This Week
97% of North East teachers who move jobs stay within the region
DfE axes Natasha Devon's Mental Health Champion role
SCHOOLS NorthEast response re: parental boycott of KS1 Sats
Head Teachers could take ‘industrial action’ against academisation

Regional Top News This Week
Ponteland parents launch rallying call in a bid to block schools shake up
SCHOOLS NorthEast welcomes newest partners and supporters
Northern Education Trust makes new key appointment

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28/04/2016

28 April 2016

Top News This Week
North East MPs grill Nicky Morgan over academy plans
Parents plan to take children out of school for a day in protest of difficult Sats exams
Achieving Excellence Areas – implications for the North East
Children in care 'too often denied mental health treatment'

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Durham TAs feel 'worthless' after council threatens to terminate contracts
Ponteland school saved from closure as it gets academy approval

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21/04/2016

21 April 2016

Top News This Week
Schools reap benefits of new regional teacher recruitment drive
Sats spelling exam accidentally published months ago as practice paper
DfE rejects MPs' call for more RSC accountability

Regional Top News This Week
The RSC's vision for education in the North of England
North East parents to pull kids out of school in protest at tougher curriculum
Aycliffe school Head Jeremy Gargan quits over academies plan

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14/04/2016

14 April 2016

Top News This Week
White Paper amendment kills Opposition motion in HoC session
Analysis of Spring term Ofsted inspections
Academisation angst over the break
PM rejects claims of removing parent governors

Regional Top News This Week
School places crisis heading for the North East as demand grows
County Durham TAs 'to reject' council's revised offer over contract

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24/03/2016

24 March 2016

Top News This Week
The White Paper and academisation: implications and options event
North East school recruitment portal sees rapid growth
DfE unveils baffling coasting schools definition

Regional Top News This Week
Newcastle protest against academy plans
North East SCITT named best in the country

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17/03/2016

17 March 2016

Top News This Week - Budget 2016 Special
£20m/year strategy to improve North schools
Sugar levy tax to be reinvested in school sports
SCHOOLS NorthEast response to Budget education announcements
Budget 2016 'black hole' in academy plan, claims Labour

Regional Top News This Week
SCHOOLS NorthEast Patron's Dinner 2016 round-up and photos
SCHOOLS NorthEast welcomes newest partners and supporters
Chronicle Teach First campaign hailed a success

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10/03/2016

10 March 2016

Top News This Week
School funding reform must redress £45m blackhole that stifles pupil progress across the North East
Ofqual exam re-mark review: SCHOOLS NorthEast response
Clarification on KS 1&2 assessment published following teaching unions backlash
North East pupils turn BBC journos for the day

Regional Top News This Week
Ofsted's National Lead for Governance says no school website that she inspected is "fully compliant"
Mayoral candidate calls for greater support for North East schools
Newcastle girls 'Walk the World' to help girls in poorest countries go to school

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03/03/2016

3 March 2016

Top News This Week
RSC’s role unclear and relationship with Ofsted a bit tense
School Minister announces 'phonics roadshows' to improve reading skills
North East school leaders hear from HMIs in Spring Term Briefing
Teaching profession needs to be talked up amid recruitment crisis concerns

Regional Top News This Week
North East schools 'particularly encouraged' to take part in EEF trial
Unions call for assurances over jobs after two Tyneside colleges reveal plans to merge resources
Newcastle support centre for autistic students in line to win national award
Academy chain casts its net in Haltwhistle

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25/02/2016

25 February 2016

Top News This Week
Education and Adoption Bill completes passage through Parliament
Education and Adoption Bill: 200 schools face immediate intervention
Northern Powerhouse will ‘splutter and die’ if education in the North is not excellent
DfE agrees to change deadline for primary assessment after unions' ultimatum

Regional Top News This Week
Primary School STEM Competition launching next month
Struggling Hartlepool schools ‘improving’ after featuring on list of shame
Alnwick Head's view on two-tier school structure

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11/02/2016

11 February 2016

Top News This Week
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan confirmed main speaker at SNE Summit 2016
North East careers conference deemed a great success
England’s biggest academy chain hits out at Ofsted after damning report
New regional recruitment portal sees successful launch

Regional Top News This Week
New £30m 'super school' to tackle Newcastle's pupil places shortage approved
Investigation into alleged malpractice during academy GCSEs completed
Student receives Lord Glenamara Prize for academic success and raising mental health awareness

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03/02/2016

3 February 2016

Top News This Week
North East education will improve with more academies, says Nicky Morgan
Social mobility problems in coastal & rural communities challenge N-S divide
DfE axes infant free school meals support grant

Regional Top News This Week
A 'truly wonderful man and exceptional teacher' - tributes to Darlington tutor Brian Hunter

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28/01/2016

28 January 2016

Top News This Week
Recuritment Portal goes LIVE
School leadership recruitment most challenging in deprived areas
Schools face years of 'highly challenging' budgets, says senior DfE official
Head who sent parents letter about school runs in pyjamas writes for SCHOOLS NorthEast

Regional Top News This Week
Darlington Head asks parents not to wear pyjamas to drop off their child
Parents make plans to save Sunderland school from closure

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21/01/2016

21 January 2016

Top News This Week
How the North East ranked in the revised GCSE league table
RSCs are a ‘pragmatic approach’, but transparency needs to improve, inquiry finds
Middlesbrough Ofsted letter 'demoralising to teachers'
Progress 8 pilots published for first time

Regional Top News This Week
Primary education in Middlesbrough branded 'weak' by Ofsted Chief
Sunderland High School to close due to low pupil numbers

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15/01/2016

15 January 2016

Top News This Week
SCHOOLS NorthEast launches Ofsted regional events series
Character education on the agenda in PM's 'assault on poverty' social reforms
New Commission on Inequality in Education reveals large regional disparities
Fragmented school places system 'harms education'

Regional Top News This Week
Middlesbrough school partially closed until Monday due to safety fears
School awarded for approach to disadvantaged pupils

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07/01/2016

7 January 2016

Top News This Week
Jobs in Schools | North East - to launch 25 January 2016
New academy hub for areas with "significant educational challenges" in the North East
Education Secretary announces times tables tests for 11 year-olds will pilot this summer
North East Honours for people working in education and children's services 2016

Regional Top News This Week
New Principal while colleges await merger decision

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17/12/2015

17 December 2015

Top News This Week
End if term note from SCHOOLS NorthEast
New school recruitment portal launches in January
Lords defeated on Education Bill changes
RSCs no longer judged by no. of academies in their area

Regional Top News This Week
Term round-up
School supply teacher spending rockets by 27% in two years
Sir David Carter as next national schools commissioner

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11/12/2015

10 December 2015

Top News This Week
Almost 4 in 5 school leaders struggle to recruit
Redcar & Cleveland fifth in top performing LAs
North East Heads urged to take part in Ofqual open consultation
SCHOOLS NorthEast welcomes mental health investment to pilot in Sunderland

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Hartlepool Head Teacher in shorts all year for charity
Blyth pupils take part in first ever careers fair

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03/12/2015

3 December 2015

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Schools back Ofsted's call for London-style education improvement in the North
Lord Nash says DfE has plans to "resource up" the RSCs next year
Ofsted's Annual Report: the key points
Nick Gibb on implementing the new NRTs

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Newcastle City Council education chief left post
Bringing the business world and school environment together
County Durham Pupils get career-ready

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26/11/2015

26 November 2015

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Fair national school funding formula would bring £46.5m windfall
Ofqual Chair meets North East heads
North East Ofsted Director brands education in Newcastle as 'weak'
Ofqual: SCHOOLS NorthEast is a catalyst for change

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Fairer funding for Northumberland schools, Hexham MP demands
Ouseburn Learning Trust give Children's Hospital a fundraising boost

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19/11/2015

19 November 2015

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Exam re-marks could get tougher
Anti-Bullying Week: Bullying in schools can lead to mental health issues
How deep is the North East teacher recruitment crisis?
Anti-Bullying Week: Decline in number of bullied pupils

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North Shore Academy head resigns as probe continues into concerns over GCSEs
Teaching assistant scoops Breakfast Club Hero Award

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13/11/2015

13 November 2015

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Four Northumberland Schools to close
Striking North-South divide shown in mapped GCSEs
Heads share best practice for poverty proofing the school
New National Teaching Service "sticking plaster on teacher shortage

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Morpeth pupils get special mention in Nick Gibb's speech
Pupils build on career knowledge by creating 'Space Hotel'

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05/11/2015

5 November 2015

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£10 million campaign to boost literacy in North East Primary Schools
Academy hubs to be set up in the North East
SCHOOLS NorthEast comment on KS1 national tests plans
CALL FOR EVIDENCE: Primary Assessment

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Rickleton Primary pupils introduced to life in engineering
Sponsor charged with driving up educational standards in Northumberland
School opens Science Lab to experiment beyond curriculum

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22/10/2015

22 October 2015

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Ofqual Chief to meet North East Heads
Coasting school definition out for consultation
Middlesbrough has highest rate of persistent absentees, DfE stats show
Northern Education Trust makes five new appointments

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Summit 2015: Feedback and survey winners announced
Northumberland academy featured in Combating Isolation report
Durham University student on online cross-age peer tuition

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16/10/2015

16 October 2015

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Sir Michael Wilshaw praises North East for "uniquely strong collective identity
The Power of Collective Ambition
Vision for 2020

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SCHOOLS NorthEast Summit: Worrying surge in youngsters self-harming, conference hears

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09/10/2015

9 October 2015

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SCHOOLS NorthEast submits exam board evidence to Education Select Committe
Conservative Party Conference 2015: Five Lessons
Conservative Party Conference 2015: the future of a Regional School Challenge

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Grindon Hall free school facing sponsor takeover
'Walk on Wednesdays' to school campaign aims to boost kids' health

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01/10/2015

1 October 2015

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North East tops national average of 16 and 17 year-olds  in education or training
Skills framework needed for schools and businesses
Britain's first astronaut to launch new STEM initiative at High Tunstall College

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Schools delegation meets MP
#OperationFriday in full force to boost attendance at Kenton
Government praise for Hartlepool early learning

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24/09/2015

24 September 2015

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Fewer coasting schools in the North than in any other region
E.D. Hirsch - one academic's influence on British Education
North East MP urges Chancellor to maintain funding for infants' free school meals

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The Journal launches campaign to tackle North East skills gap
Grindon Hall free school making 'reasonable progress'
Darlington one of 10 LA areas with best phonics improvement
Newcastle primary 'Mantle of the Expert' training school

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17/09/2015

17 September 2015

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Shadow Cabinet Reshuffle: New Shadow Education Secretary Appointed
Free schools: should parents have the right to trigger Heads' sacking?
Education Select Committe evidence session with Sir Michael Wilshaw

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Concerns over maths GCSE spark probe into Stockton school

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10/09/2015

10 September 2015

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Reception Year pupils in the North East are underachieving and at high health risk
First Mental Health Champion for schools will speak at SCHOOLS NorthEast Summit
Key Stage 3: The Wasted Years? Ofsted report on the effectiveness of secondary teaching
Nicky Morgan asks business leaders to join the 'schools revolution'

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Gateshead MP believes free schools to be a "vanity project"

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03/09/2015

3 September 2015

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North East KS2 pupils amongst best in the country
Prime Minister announces 18 new free schools
Sharp rise in parent prosecutions for term-time holidays

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Highest rate of improvement at GCSE
North East topped the national A-level exams pass rate

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13/08/2015

A-Level Result Special Update 2015

North East tops national A-Level pass rate
New trends in subject take-up
North-South divide for pass rates and top grades?
Wider comment

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