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North East to pilot new £130m national teacher recruitment and retention strategy

North East to pilot new £130m national teacher recruitment and retention strategy (28th January, 2019)

Schools North East today welcomed the Department for Education’s new strategy for teacher recruitment and retention, part of which will be rolled out in the North East first.

Schools North East Statement: Ofsted Annual Report 2018

Schools North East Statement: Ofsted Annual Report 2018 (4th December, 2018)

Chris Zarraga, Schools North East Director of Operations, said: “Schools North East would welcome a wider debate following this report around school exclusions and disadvantaged children in the North East.

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.