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Crass comments reveal the Chancellor's school funding blind spot

Crass comments reveal the Chancellor's school funding blind spot (29th October, 2018)

Following today’s announcement from the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond that there is to be £400 million funding for schools to ‘buy the little extras they need’, Mike Parker, director of Schools North East, said:

"The Chancellor started his Budget off in jovial fashion declaring he was 'Phil the Fiscal' but his crass comments on funding the 'little things' in education is more akin to Phil the Flippant. His comments deny the depth of underfunding in schools, forcing them to write to parents to beg for support and seeing teachers made redundant, curriculum narrowing and slashing the vital enrichment in schools that support the most deprived.

£24m schools initiative welcomed

£24m schools initiative welcomed (8th October, 2018)

ENGLAND’S largest regional schools network has today welcomed the Government’s decision to invest £24m to improve school outcomes in the North East.

Top grade attainment gap widening between London and North East pupils

Top grade attainment gap widening between London and North East pupils (23rd August, 2018)

Today’s GCSE results have shown a growing divide in the attainment of top grades between the North East and London.

Growing divide in university entries exposes social mobility gap

Growing divide in university entries exposes social mobility gap (16th August, 2018)

University placement data, published on the day thousands of teenagers receive their A Level results, shows that the North East, North West and Yorkshire and The Humber regions all saw a drop in the number of students placed with universities.

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