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Fairtrade award success for local primary school

Fairtrade award success for local primary school (8th April, 2022)

A primary school in South East Northumberland has taken its first steps towards becoming a certified ‘Eco School’ after receiving the FairAware Award from the Fairtrade Foundation.

Pandemic is not over for North East Schools amidst latest attendance figures

Pandemic is not over for North East Schools amidst latest attendance figures (8th April, 2022)

The Department for Education released a summary of student attendance figures this week, showing a drop in all state-funded schools attendance.

National Tutoring Programme data highlights need for flexible support

National Tutoring Programme data highlights need for flexible support (4th April, 2022)

The DfE released in-depth data this week on the National Tutoring Programme (NTP), with breakdowns by type of NTP delivery and by region. Previously, DfE had only released ad-hoc statistics.

SEND review sets out proposals for a national SEND and alternative provision system

SEND review sets out proposals for a national SEND and alternative provision system (4th April, 2022)

The long awaited SEND review green paper was released this week. The SEND review sets out the government’s proposals for a system that ‘offers children and young people the opportunity to thrive, with access to the right support, in the right place, and at the right time, so they can fulfil their potential and lead happy, healthy and productive adult lives.’

North East educators inspired at Curriculum Conference

North East educators inspired at Curriculum Conference (4th April, 2022)

Nearly 300 passionate NE schools’ educators gathered for the annual Schools North East Curriculum Conference yesterday, with delegates urged to develop the natural curiosity children have into effective and worthwhile learning.  Delegates were joined by keynote speakers John Tomsett and Mick Waters and colleagues from NE schools delivering sessions on their curriculum.

North East schools respond to the Schools White Paper

North East schools respond to the Schools White Paper (4th April, 2022)

The Schools White Paper was released this week, setting out the government’s plans ‘to make sure every child can reach the full height of their potential.’

Ednorth funds science skills project for Newcastle Schools

Ednorth funds science skills project for Newcastle Schools (4th April, 2022)

An innovative new project is seeking to sharpen the science skills of hundreds of schoolchildren on Tyneside.

Sunderland Junior School prioritises wellbeing of pupils

Sunderland Junior School prioritises wellbeing of pupils (4th April, 2022)

Broadway Junior School has been celebrating its hard work on ensuring that the mental health and wellbeing of their children, parents and staff is at the heart of everything they do.  Deputy Head Teacher Nicola Walker said that ‘our aim is that we are happy, healthy and safe. This has been one of our main priorities even before the pandemic, and is even more important now that we are dealing with the after effects.’

Darlington school on a mission to stop food waste

Darlington school on a mission to stop food waste (4th April, 2022)

Corporation Road Community Primary School in Darlington is proud to be helping its local community, while simultaneously battling food waste.

NE areas ‘priority’ for DfE’s high-speed internet pledge

NE areas ‘priority’ for DfE’s high-speed internet pledge (4th April, 2022)

Schools have welcomed the news that the Department for Education has pledged £150 million to ensure every school in the country will access high-speed internet by 2025.

NE schools celebrate their hard work at SNE Patron’s Dinner

NE schools celebrate their hard work at SNE Patron’s Dinner (21st March, 2022)

The Schools North East Patron’s Dinner 2020 took place yesterday, for the first time since March 2019, with over 300 Partner Schools joining us for the evening.  The Patron’s Dinner is the most widely anticipated event that Schools North East hosts and in March 2020 it was cancelled just 2 days before it was scheduled, to great disappointment from guests and Schools North East team alike.

SNE Partner School celebrates ‘Good’ Ofsted rating for the first time

SNE Partner School celebrates ‘Good’ Ofsted rating for the first time (21st March, 2022)

Schools North East would like to extend their congratulations to Partner School Haughton Academy in Darlington, as they celebrate being awarded a ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted for the first time in their history.