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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

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.