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15/09/2017

15th September 2017

Top News This Week  

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

Top News This Week 

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

Top News This Week

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

 

Regional Top News This Week

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

Regional Top News This Week
New multi-academy trust launches in Newcastle

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06/07/2017

6 July 2017

Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
Newcastle schools could fine parents of pupils who arrive late

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23/06/2017

23 June 2017

Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
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

Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
NHS advice for those affected by the Manchester Arena terror incident

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09/06/2017

9 June 2017 - Election Special

Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
Appeal for more time on future of school

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25/05/2017

25 May 2017

Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
New mental health resource for young people in North Tyneside

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18/05/2017

18 May 2017

Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
Heads urge parliamentary candidates to tackle funding crisis

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11/05/2017

11 May 2017

Top News This Week
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

Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
SCHOOLS NorthEast welcomes new supporters
How will Sunderland schools benefit from a £3m windfall?

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27/04/2017

27 April 2017

Top News This Week
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

Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
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

Top News This Week
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"

Regional Top News This Week
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

Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
Funding changes could lead to schools in County Durham becoming 'financially unviable'

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16/02/2017

16 February 2017

Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
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

Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
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

Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
Durham TA strike: Unions urge council to settle dispute as staff join picket lines

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17/11/2016

17 November 2016

Top News This Week
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?

Regional Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
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

Top News This Week
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

Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
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

Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
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’

Regional Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
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!

Regional Top News This Week
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'

Regional Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
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

Top News This Week
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

Regional Top News This Week
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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