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Leading North East charities call for greater investment in poverty-stricken communities

Leading North East charities call for greater investment in poverty-stricken communities (22nd November, 2016)

The Government should commit to developing a robust poverty strategy that will give all children the best possible life chances.

SCHOOLS NorthEast response to the Education Committee inquiry into primary assessment

SCHOOLS NorthEast response to the Education Committee inquiry into primary assessment (3rd November, 2016)

There are significant concerns among school leaders as to whether the current system of primary assessment is fit for purpose.

Dame Sue Bailey announced as Chair of schools-led mental health commission

Dame Sue Bailey announced as Chair of schools-led mental health commission (13th October, 2016)

SCHOOLS NorthEast today announced that the nation’s foremost figure in child emotional wellbeing will chair its North East Schools-led Commission on pupils’ mental health.

Government is ‘blinded’ by the structure of schools and risks ‘rewarding’ the few at the expense of many pupils

Government is ‘blinded’ by the structure of schools and risks ‘rewarding’ the few at the expense of many pupils (9th September, 2016)

SCHOOLS NorthEast today welcomed Theresa May’s commitment to tackling educational inequality, while urging the Government to focus more on measures that will drive up standards for all and not the few.

North East schools buck the trend as GCSE top grades fall dramatically

North East schools buck the trend as GCSE top grades fall dramatically (25th August, 2016)

- The sharp drop in GCSE grades nationally does not mirror the regional picture, with top grades in the North East seeing the smallest change.

Percentage of North East pupils securing university places hits new high

Percentage of North East pupils securing university places hits new high (18th August, 2016)

SCHOOLS NorthEast, the representative body for all 1,250 schools across the region, today welcomed news that more pupils than ever have been accepted on university courses.

New PM must tackle North East poverty as region becomes the free school meals capital of England

New PM must tackle North East poverty as region becomes the free school meals capital of England (22nd July, 2016)

Research shows pupils on free school meals are half as likely to achieve 5+ GCSEs at grades A*to C

SCHOOLS NorthEast ensures school concerns are heard in Westminster

SCHOOLS NorthEast ensures school concerns are heard in Westminster (7th July, 2016)

North East Head Teachers had their concerns over the National Funding Formula and compulsory Ebacc subjects represented in Parliament by a member of the Education Select Committee.

SCHOOLS NorthEast submits Ebacc response to Catherine McKinnell MP for Parliament debate

SCHOOLS NorthEast submits Ebacc response to Catherine McKinnell MP for Parliament debate (6th July, 2016)

This response is for Catherine McKinnell MP from SCHOOLS NorthEast, the UK’s only regional schools network representing all 1,250 schools in the North East of England.

Sir David Carter to speak at SCHOOLS NorthEast Summit

Sir David Carter to speak at SCHOOLS NorthEast Summit (10th June, 2016)

National Schools Commissioner Sir David Carter is the latest senior education figure to commit to speak at the forthcoming SCHOOLS NorthEast annual Summit on 13 October.

Exam review changes draw criticism

Exam review changes draw criticism (27th May, 2016)

Ofqual has attracted widespread criticism from the teaching profession after the announcement of new regulations to the system of reviews and appeals governing examination results which ignore many of the recommendations made by school bodies.

“Shambolic” education u-turns distracting North East schools from raising standards

“Shambolic” education u-turns distracting North East schools from raising standards (6th May, 2016)

- Department for Education fast becoming “Ministry of Mass Confusion” after series of gaffes and u-turns