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Schools North East’s 7th annual School Business Management conference 2019

Schools North East’s 7th annual School Business Management conference 2019 (15th June, 2019)

Yesterday, St James’s Park played host to Schools North East’s 7th annual School Business Management conference 2019, sponsored by Ward Hadaway law firm.

Pat Sowa tells Healthy MindED conference to ‘model kindess’

Pat Sowa tells Healthy MindED conference to ‘model kindess’ (3rd May, 2019)

Former Head Teacher emphasises the importance of creating a supportive school culture with an open approach to mental health.

EPI reports ‘disturbing’ number of unexplained pupil exits

EPI reports ‘disturbing’ number of unexplained pupil exits (26th April, 2019)

It has been revealed that 19,000 pupils left the state school system without explanation between January 2016 and January 2017, according to a new report from the Education Policy Institute (EPI).

ONE Vision Schools Launch: Major new investment in North East schools

ONE Vision Schools Launch: Major new investment in North East schools (15th April, 2019)

Yesterday Schools Minister Lord Agnew launched the ONE Vision Schools initiative at a meeting of school , education , business, and university leaders. A central part of Opportunity North East, the programme aims to support thirty schools in the North East, improve social mobility and raise aspirations for up to 25,000 young people.

#FundOurFuture – national funding campaign launched

#FundOurFuture – national funding campaign launched (15th April, 2019)

Schools North East has launched a national funding campaign on behalf of schools in the North East and beyond who have been hit by the funding crisis in education.

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.

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.

Ofsted will quiz pupils and lunch staff on behaviour says Amanda Spielman

Ofsted will quiz pupils and lunch staff on behaviour says Amanda Spielman (26th June, 2018)

Ofsted’s Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman has spoken at the Wellington Festival of Education on ‘intelligent’ and responsible inspections, curriculum research and developing the 2019 education inspection framework.