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SCHOOLS NorthEast response re: parental boycott of KS1 Sats

SCHOOLS NorthEast response re: parental boycott of KS1 Sats (3rd May, 2016)

THE regional schools network, SCHOOLS NorthEast, has urged parents to protest directly to politicians regarding concerns over Key Stage 1 testing rather than taking their children out of school for the day.

Achieving Excellence Areas – implications for the North East

Achieving Excellence Areas – implications for the North East (29th April, 2016)

The DfE set out plans in its white paper Educational Excellence Everywhere to prioritise support to a number of areas of the country where “low standards are exacerbated by a lack of capacity to drive improvement”.

Using a mix of indicators, the Department has identified 53 local authority districts in England where standards and capacity make it least likely that the “school-led system (can) deliver rapid and sustainable improvement”.

Fears for funding in North East schools if new national formula weights in favour of South

Fears for funding in North East schools if new national formula weights in favour of South (22nd April, 2016)

Schools are urging the Government to rethink their approach to school funding, or education in the North East will suffer under new, “fairer” arrangements.

Higher needs funding formula - SCHOOLS NorthEast response (Part 1)

Higher needs funding formula - SCHOOLS NorthEast response (Part 1) (18th April, 2016)

This is a submission to the Department for Education from SCHOOLS NorthEast, the UK’s only regional schools network representing all 1,250 schools in the North East of England.

National funding formula - SCHOOLS NorthEast response (Part 1)

National funding formula - SCHOOLS NorthEast response (Part 1) (18th April, 2016)

This is a submission to the Department for Education from SCHOOLS NorthEast, the UK’s only regional schools network representing all 1,250 schools in the North East of England.

White paper unveils details of major shake-up in education

White paper unveils details of major shake-up in education (18th March, 2016)

Here’s a precis of the 128-page White Paper, Educational Excellence Everywhere, published today. A number of the headings, and significant chunks of content, look remarkably like the key drivers set out by SCHOOLS NorthEast and partners for the last six years to create a regional schools strategy to drive up education standards in the North East (with the exception of the Government’s plans such as mandatory academisation for all).

BUDGET 2016: Education reponse

BUDGET 2016: Education reponse (17th March, 2016)

The regional schools network, SCHOOLS NorthEast, today said converting every school in the region to academies must be carefully managed to avoid mass disruption to pupils’ education.

Ofqual exam re-mark review – SCHOOLS NorthEast response

Ofqual exam re-mark review – SCHOOLS NorthEast response (10th March, 2016)

SCHOOLS NorthEast today submitted a response to Ofqual’s consultation on marking reviews, appeals, grade boundaries and Code of Practice, in our latest drive to lobby for change in the system.

Working closely with Head Teachers in the region, the submission sets out a solutions-focused approach that would see Ofqual play a more proactive role in driving up standards in exam board marking, as well a transition to an ‘intelligent review system’.

School funding reform must redress £45m blackhole that stifles pupil progress across the North East

School funding reform must redress £45m blackhole that stifles pupil progress across the North East (7th March, 2016)

THE Government has a “moral obligation” to redress school funding inequality that is stifling pupil progress in the North East, according to a leading education charity director.

Nicky Morgan to speak at SCHOOLS NorthEast Summit

Nicky Morgan to speak at SCHOOLS NorthEast Summit (11th February, 2016)

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan will be the keynote speaker at this year’s SCHOOLS NorthEast Summit on 13 October.

Jobs in Schools | North East is now LIVE!

Jobs in Schools | North East is now LIVE! (3rd February, 2016)

Jobs in Schools | North East aims to bring all vacancies – teaching and non-teaching – in the region’s schools into one place to create a one-stop-shop for candidates to access career opportunities. Operating on a not-for-profit basis, the initiative will save North East schools thousands of pounds which can be channelled back into improving education for young people in the region.

SCHOOLS NorthEast launches Ofsted regional events series

SCHOOLS NorthEast launches Ofsted regional events series (15th January, 2016)

SCHOOLS NorthEast can announce it has set up a series of termly events with Ofsted to support schools in the region to keep current on all information regarding inspections.