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Schools North East phone lines are down

Schools North East phone lines are down (23rd January, 2021)

Due to an IT problem in the offices we work from our telephone lines are currently down.

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North East figures awarded Honours for services to Education

North East figures awarded Honours for services to Education (22nd January, 2021)

Schools North East Board Member Joanne Heaton has been awarded an OBE for services to Education. Jo became Chief Executive Officer of Northern Lights Learning Trust, Hartlepool last year and she is a valued board member of Schools North East.

Schools North East calls on Education Secretary to look at phased reopening

Schools North East calls on Education Secretary to look at phased reopening (22nd January, 2021)

Options around reopening are already being discussed in the media, and there has been speculation that prioritisation of teachers for the vaccine could lead to fully reopening schools. Schools North East wrote to Gavin Williamson, Education Secretary, this week to highlight that contingency plans must be put in place as soon as possible and that any return should be done on a local level, based on the evidence and trusting in the judgement of our school leaders.

Medical experts questioned on school closures by MPs

Medical experts questioned on school closures by MPs (22nd January, 2021)

The House of Commons education select committee heard from experts this week to explore the scientific evidence behind the decision to close schools during the latest national lockdown, and transmission rates among children. Giving evidence were Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Jenny Harries, Professor Russell Viner, President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and DfE’s Chief Scientific Advisor and Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser, Osama Rahman and Dougal Hargreaves.