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Crass comments reveal the Chancellor's school funding blind spot

Crass comments reveal the Chancellor's school funding blind spot (29th October, 2018)

Following today’s announcement from the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond that there is to be £400 million funding for schools to ‘buy the little extras they need’, Mike Parker, director of Schools North East, said:

"The Chancellor started his Budget off in jovial fashion declaring he was 'Phil the Fiscal' but his crass comments on funding the 'little things' in education is more akin to Phil the Flippant. His comments deny the depth of underfunding in schools, forcing them to write to parents to beg for support and seeing teachers made redundant, curriculum narrowing and slashing the vital enrichment in schools that support the most deprived.

£24m schools initiative welcomed

£24m schools initiative welcomed (8th October, 2018)

ENGLAND’S largest regional schools network has today welcomed the Government’s decision to invest £24m to improve school outcomes in the North East.

Top grade attainment gap widening between London and North East pupils

Top grade attainment gap widening between London and North East pupils (23rd August, 2018)

Today’s GCSE results have shown a growing divide in the attainment of top grades between the North East and London.

Growing divide in university entries exposes social mobility gap

Growing divide in university entries exposes social mobility gap (16th August, 2018)

University placement data, published on the day thousands of teenagers receive their A Level results, shows that the North East, North West and Yorkshire and The Humber regions all saw a drop in the number of students placed with universities.

Ofsted will quiz pupils and lunch staff on behaviour says Amanda Spielman

Ofsted will quiz pupils and lunch staff on behaviour says Amanda Spielman (26th June, 2018)

Ofsted’s Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman has spoken at the Wellington Festival of Education on ‘intelligent’ and responsible inspections, curriculum research and developing the 2019 education inspection framework.

Bookings for the Summit 2018 are now open!

Bookings for the Summit 2018 are now open! (26th June, 2018)

This year we are delighted to announce that we'll be joined by HM Chief Inspector of Education, Amanda Spielman.

SCHOOLS NorthEast response on 'Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper'

SCHOOLS NorthEast response on 'Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper' (19th March, 2018)

SCHOOLS NorthEast has submitted a response to the Government's Green Paper on Mental Health

*SCHOOLS NorthEast Office Closure Friday 2nd March 2018*

*SCHOOLS NorthEast Office Closure Friday 2nd March 2018* (2nd March, 2018)

SCHOOLS NorthEast's office remains closed today - please email info@schoolsnortheast.com for any enquiries.  We're taking bookings for all of our upcoming events including FutureReady18, Academies Conference and Governors Conference too, book now http://bit.ly/2F3FxDM

*SCHOOLS NorthEast Office Closure Thursday 1st March 2018*

*SCHOOLS NorthEast Office Closure Thursday 1st March 2018* (1st March, 2018)

SCHOOLS NorthEast has become the latest victim of the Beast From The East so unfortunately our office is closed today. Please email all enquiries to info@schoolsnortheast.com instead of ringing the office. Stay safe everyone and keep warm!

SCHOOLS NorthEast response on Ofsted's letter to Heads regarding exclusion rates in the North East

SCHOOLS NorthEast response on Ofsted's letter to Heads regarding exclusion rates in the North East (20th February, 2018)

Mike Parker, SCHOOLS NorthEast Director, said:

“We need to recognise that exclusions – fixed-term or permanent - are a last resort for the vast majority of school leaders. This is a complex issue and the data alone does not tell the full story.

SCHOOLS NorthEast’s response on the Northern Powerhouse Partnership Report

SCHOOLS NorthEast’s response on the Northern Powerhouse Partnership Report (1st February, 2018)

Mike Parker, SCHOOLS NorthEast Director, said:

“We welcome the prominence the document gives to issues that we have long discussed in the North East, however the success of the report will be in the action the Government takes to address the main recommendations that the report outlines.

“In particular, we back the report’s conclusion that the Government has to act urgently to bring its flagship Opportunity Areas support to the North East. SCHOOLS NorthEast has repeatedly challenged the decision not to include this region in a £72m initiative that is also attracting the lion’s share of other school improvement funding and projects to drive up attainment in disadvantaged areas.”

SCHOOLS NorthEast Response on the Revised KS4 Results

SCHOOLS NorthEast Response on the Revised KS4 Results (26th January, 2018)

Mike Parker, Director of SCHOOLS NorthEast, said:
“These results have to be seen in the context of a significant overhaul in GCSEs this year. Experts predicted this would be the case and it has seen more schools across the country go below the floor standard.

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