- The sharp drop in GCSE grades nationally does not mirror the regional picture, with top grades in the North East seeing the smallest change.
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.
Research shows pupils on free school meals are half as likely to achieve 5+ GCSEs at grades A*to C
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Department for Education fast becoming “Ministry of Mass Confusion” after series of gaffes and u-turns
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.
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”.
Schools are urging the Government to rethink their approach to school funding, or education in the North East will suffer under new, “fairer” arrangements.
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.