Schools North East News

The latest news from Schools North East

Schools North East staff working from home

Schools North East staff working from home (20th March, 2020)

Schools North East staff will now be working from home until further notice. The team will continue to be available to take your calls and emails as normal.

To get in touch please:


Call 07710781908 or 07850908045

Schools North East Coronavirus Update 20th March

Schools North East Coronavirus Update 20th March (20th March, 2020)

The coronavirus outbreak is an unprecedented event which is having an enormous impact upon the North East’s schools, school leaders, and teachers; as well as their students, parents and local communities. Schools North East has always worked to provide the greatest support for all of the schools in the region. During this challenging time we aim to increase this support as much as possible to enable our schools to deal with this crisis to the very best of their considerable abilities.

Schools in England to close, for the majority of pupils

Schools in England to close, for the majority of pupils (18th March, 2020)

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson announced earlier this week that all schools in England would close with effect from Friday 20 March. As the country battles coronavirus, the Government clarified that this was the next step in protecting those most at risk. Schools are expected to play a major role in doing this while ensuring children of key workers are supported.

The message from Boris Johnston clearly states that the overriding principle of this measure is to reduce social contact and that we must all play our part in supporting this. In the North East we are slightly behind London in terms of the rate of infections and deaths and if we all work to this guidance we can help protect those living in this region.


Ednorth (13th March, 2020)

Ednorth is a programme that aims to inspire change in all classrooms across the North East by promoting an educational culture led by informed debate, research, collaboration and excellence.

It will provide teachers across the region with the tools and techniques to cut through the fog of government guidance,commercial ‘silver bullets’, and poor quality research that is currently driving the zero-sum game of educational improvements focused on exam results, condemning our schools to cycles of under-performance and wasted effort.

Ednorth is not about getting ahead of the game, but changing the game completely, and how to maintain that indefinitely beyond any group of school leaders.