There has been a 45% rise in complaints to the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman about SEND provision, in the last two years, a new report has stated.
The North East has the greatest proportion of schools in England that haven't been inspected by Ofsted in more than 10 years. 72 schools haven't been inspected in over a decade because of the exemption brought in by the Government in 2012.
Schools North East are pleased to announce that we are supporting a new prize as part of the Lord Glenamara Memorial Awards 2019/20.
17 of the 26 local authority areas checked by inspectors from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission, have been asked to produce a written statement of action.
Despite finding that 1 in 4 teachers work a 60 hour week and total working hours average 47 hours per week during term time, a report this week has found that working hours are not linked to teacher retention.
Data released from the House of Commons has shown that the North East is the region which will see the least additional funding outside of London.
A major review into Special Educational Needs (SEN) provision has been announced by the Department for Education, which aims to equip staff in schools and colleges to respond effectively to their students’ needs, improve the services available to families who need support, as well as ending the ‘postcode lottery’ they often face.
Last week’s funding announcement may have come as a surprise to many, signalling a three year investment in education ahead of the spending review.
Measures including changes to Ofsted inspections, support for struggling schools and a dedicated new academy trust in the North ‘to take on the most challenging schools’ have been announced by the Department for Education.
Damian Hinds, Education Secretary, made a major speech this week focused on social mobility and education.
The Teaching and Learning International Survey (Talis) has shown that teachers in England work more hours than anywhere else in Europe.