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21 June 2024

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National Thank A Teacher Day

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14 June 2024

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Party Manifestos 2024

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07 June 2024

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School Business Leaders Day 

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24 May 2024

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2024 General Election

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17 May 2024

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Mental Health Awareness Week  

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10 May 2024

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Roundtable with Kim McGuinness

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03 May 2024

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NNoSS Conference 2024

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29 April 2024

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The Looming General Election

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19 April 2024

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Early Boost, Lasting Benefits: How Sure Start helped children thrive

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28 March 2024

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SEND: What's the latest situation around funding?

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22 March 2024

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Revealed: Teacher Labour Market in England Annual Report 2024Stories from the region

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15 March 2024

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State of the Region Survey

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08 March 2024

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Budget Announcement

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01 March 2024

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Curriculum Conference 2024 Round Up

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16 February 2024

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SEND funding survey results

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9 February 2024

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Children's mental health week

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2 February 2024

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Ofsted report

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26 January 2024

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Welcome back to all schools

Round up of #SNEAcademies24

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19 January 2024

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Catherine McKinnell MP, Shadow Minister for Schools, has confirmed her attendance at #SNEAcademies24

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12 January 2024

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Welcome back to all schools

Stories from the region

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22 December 2023

Merry Christmas from Schools North East

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15 December 2023

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Schools across the NE spread Christmas cheer

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08 December 2023

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England enjoys education excellence

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01 December 2023

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State of the region survey

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24 November 2023

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Autumn Statement

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17 November 2023

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Anti-bullying week

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10 November 2023

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Stories from the region

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27 October 2023

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Half term update

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20 October 2023

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Summit 2023 recap

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13 October 2023

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Roundup of politcal party conferences 

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06 October 2023

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World Teachers Day

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29 September 2023

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Pupil absence crisis 

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22 September 2023

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Recruitment & retention crisis 

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15 September 2023

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KS2 triumph across the North East

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08 September 2023

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Let the 23/24 academic year commence

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21 July 2023

Top stories:

Thank you from Schools North East

First ever Community Champion Awards are a massive success

Tees Valley Collaborative Trust forge links

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14 July 2023

Top stories:

Department for Education offer 6.5% teacher pay increase

Schools North East State of the Region Survey results

Churchill Community College enables pupils to receive Pledge Awards

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7 July 2023

Top stories:

North South divide in condition of school buildings

Half of England’s teachers have thought about quitting, new research shows

Portobello Primary School students find their ‘Hook into History’

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30 June 2023

Top stories:

Special Schools and Alternative Provision settings highlight ongoing challenges

North East Figures and Schools recognised in national Awards

Education Trust opens two new outdoor spaces for children

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23rd June 2023

Top stories: 

North East Educators receive King Charles’ Birthday Honours

Bexhill Academy provide new experiences with ‘multi-sports court’

Sunderland school opens community allotment on site


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16th June 2023

Top stories:

School Leaders gather at the SNE SBM Conference 2023

Morpeth First School has been awarded Quality Mark Plus for Character Education

St Teresa’s reach National Finals of the Pokemon Cup

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9th June 2023

Top stories:

New Appointments at Schools North East

Ian Levy MP joins for Blyth students for Walk to School Week

Errington Primary’s Ofsted Joy

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26 May 2023

Top stories:

Concerns about the Impact of this year’s SATs Reading Test

Minister gives evidence to Education Select Committee

Cultural Capital, in the Capital

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19th May 2023

Top stories:

Healthy MindED 23

MPs told about the attendance challenges for SEND students

‘Inspirational’ school celebrates ‘outstanding’ Ofsted report

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12th May 2023

Top stories:

North East Schools Celebrate the King's Coronation

Minister defends funding rates for childcare entitlement

Beech Hill brings history to life

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5th May 2023

Top stories:

SEND superstar Lucy’s talent fit for the King

Shaun the Sheep arrives at Regent Farm First School

Sunderland students explore Digital and STEM Careers

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28th April 2023

Top stories:

Crucial Reform Required in SEND funding

Local students showcase their artwork in Kings Cross to celebrate Earth Day

The North East provides ideal location for enriching curriculum

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21st April 2023

Top Stories:

Secretary of State says that removing Ofsted grades would risk lowering standards

Special Easter visitor for Durham Primary School

North East schools get stuck in to the Great British Spring Clean

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31st March 2023

Top stories:

MPs take evidence on the SEND and Alternative Provision Improvement Plan

School Food Champions in the North East

No problem too big for Superhero Ken Hartley

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24th March 2023

Top stories:

Pressure grows for Ofsted reform

Pelton Piranhas destined for Dallas

DfE data reveals post-pandemic attendance challenge

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17th March 2023

Top stories:

Minister for Skills sets out his three priorities for careers education

North East students elected to UK Youth Parliament

Local schools collaborate with university on brand new art exhibition

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10th March 2023

Top stories:

More voices call for extension to FSM eligibility

Bader Primary School builds a new outdoor area

MPs begin inquiry into persistent absence

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3rd March 2023

Top Stories:

DfE releases SEND reform proposals

South Hylton Academy Meets a Pioneer

North East Schools Celebrate World Book Day

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17th February 2023

Top stories:

Schools North East Partner Schools elect new trustees

Royal Grammar School Partnerships: A Case Study of Cross-Sector Collaboration

The Grangefield Academy’s ‘outstanding’ result

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10th February 2023

Top stories:

Schools White Paper academisation targets dropped

NE Schools take part in Children’s Mental Health Week

Portland Academy students show their resilience through the Duke of Edinburgh awards

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3rd February 2023

Top stories:

Thank you from a grateful father

Michael Gove Speaks With Students on Visit to UTC South Durham

Schools Strike throughout the Region

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27th January 2023

Top stories: 

Labour to "put children at the heart of education outcomes" school leaders told

St Peter’s celebrates Good Ofsted rating

Schools North East holds its sixth Annual Academies Conference to highest turn out ever

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20th January 2023

Top Stories:

Groundbreaking Mental Health study based in the North East

Local schoolgirl publishes charity book

Education Secretary promises response to the SEND Review ‘very early in the new year’

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13th January 2023

Top stories:

North East Educators receive New Year’s Honours

Parents salute new Village Twos Nursery as it marks end of first term

Ofsted praise for ‘family atmosphere’ and high expectations in local academy

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22nd December 2022

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Merry Christmas

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16th December 2022

Top stories:

Minister of State for Skills wants ‘ladder of opportunity’ at post-16

Horizons Specialist Academy Trust delighted by Ofsted evaluation results

Schools join together for Trust-wide carol concert

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9th December 2022

Top stories:

Secretary of State confirms dropping of the Schools Bill

Ancient Egyptian artefact displayed at Teesside schools

Ofsted Inspectors Praise ambitious leaders and teachers who maximise their pupils potential

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2nd December 2022

Top stories:

Secretary of State labels Labour policies as 'politics of envy'

World Cup fever hits North East Schools

St John’s Church of England Academy receives ‘Outstanding’ from Ofsted

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25th November 2022

Top stories:

Inspection framework is 'fair and balanced' for post-Covid, says Chief Inspector

Community Foundation funds inclusive reading project

Bishop Chadwick COO recognised by ISBL

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18th November 2022

Top stories:

NE schools step into gap left by chancellor

Outdoor cycling project boosts wellbeing and confidence of Newcastle students

Power of Women Ambassador Programme fights gender stereotypes in Tees Valley

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11th November 2022

Top stories:

State of the Region Survey highlights ongoing recruitment struggle in the region

Tees Valley Education Trust academies engage with local Port

Middlesbrough primary school successfully launches Warm Hub

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4th November 2022

Top stories:

National charity report reinforces calls from Schools North East to support NE schools with speech and language skills

Remembrance Day interactive poppy garden

Red House School shortlisted for esteemed Early Years Award

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21st October 2022

Top Stories:

'Crisis Fatigue' hits North East Schools

Children in Need Rickshaw Relay Challenge comes to Sunderland Special School

Top tips on joining a Trust from regional school leaders

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14th October 2022

Top Stories:

New data shows behaviour policies ineffective in creating change

School Celebrates a Seamless Transition from Primary School to Middle School

Top Marks for Local Special School


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October 8th 2022

Top Stories:

- Schools North East Summit 2022

- Bank of England launch new English lesson resource

- Lord Glenamara Award Winners Announced

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23rd September 2022

Top Stories:

- Growing North South gap

- Key Stage 2 data shows impact of the pandemic on disadvantaged children

- Successful Saints Scholars Programme helps to open door to University for South Tyneside students

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16th September 2022

Top Stories:

- North East Schools pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

- Move to two tier structure a step closer for Amble schools

- Staff ‘thrilled’ after Sunderland nursery achieves fifth successive outstanding Ofsted

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21st July 2022

Top Stories:

- Have a Great Summer. You’ve earned it!

- North East school SHINEs with new Ofsted grade

- Community Foundation funds school projects

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15th July 2022

Top Stories:

- North East school performance in new Ofsted framework

- Congratulations to Academy 360 

- More than 300 students from across the region gather for Durham Cathedral performance

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8th July 2022

Top Stories:

- Forced reshuffle sees new Education Secretary Appointed

- Pupils Champion Diversity at South Hylton Primary Academy

- Former ministerial team face departmental questions

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1st July 2022

Top Stories:

- Schools continue to face attendance challenges in Summer term

- Careers Day at Rosa Street Primary School

- MPs debate removing Friday from the school week

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24th June 2022

Top Stories:

- Schools fight post-pandemic attendance challenges and wait to see impact on exam results

- Hotspur Primary trials School Streets Initiative

- Monkton Infants scoops pioneering mental health award

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17th June 2022

Top Stories:

-Schools fight post-pandemic attendance challenges and wait to see impact on exam results

- North East Schools take part in Healthy Eating Week

- Seaton Valley Federation Football fly to Valencia

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10th June 2022

Top Stories:

-New data highlights additional need for Free Schools Meals in the North East

- Hillary Clinton visits South Shields school

- NE Educators honoured by the Queen

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27th May 2022

Top Stories:

- North East Schools Celebrate Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

- West End Schools’ Trust pupils have a STEMtastic week

- Schools Bill and SEND Review Green Paper debated in Parliament

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20th May 2022

Top Stories:

- Schools North East Update

- Norham High School Good in recent Ofsted inspection

- Too much of a ‘one-size-fits-all’ education system Education committee told

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13th May 2022

Top Stories:

- Morpeth Road Academy Outstanding in recent Ofsted inspection

- Bishop’s Primary School pupils and conservationists join forces to clean local beach

- Schools Bill announced in Queen’s speech

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6th May 2022

Top Stories:

- North East Schools recognised for Tes Schools Awards 2022

- Duke's Secondary School students go behind the scenes of region’s employers during Industry Insight event

- Department for Education to release National Tutoring Programme take-up Data

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29th April 2022

Top Stories:

- The National Network of Special Schools for School Business Professionals host their first in-person Conference

- National recognition for two young writers

- Statistics show declining School Leader retention

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8th April 2022

Top Stories:

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

- Fairtrade award success for local primary school

- School leader unions call for government action over Covid disruption

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1st April 2022

Top Stories:

- North East schools respond to the Schools White Paper

- North East educators inspired at Curriculum Conference

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

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25th March 2022

Top Stories:

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

- Darlington School on a mission to stop food waste

- Sunderland Junior School prioritises wellbeing of pupils

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18th March 2022

Top Stories:

- Minister calls for more focus on exam preparation

- Labour accuse Nadhim Zahawi of ‘staggering complacency’ over failures in the NTP

- Partner School celebrates 'Good' Ofsted rating for the first time

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11 March 2022

Top Stories:

- North East Schools rally to help Ukraine

- MPs question whether NTP is working, as many remain unconvinced

- Newcastle school wins Basketball Competition

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4 March 2022

Top Stories:

- Please help us to help the children of Ukraine

- Looking to the Future at the Schools North East Academies Conference

- State of the Region Survey February 2022: Report

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18 February 2022

Top Stories:

- Ensure the voice of your school is heard with the Schools North East State of the Region Survey

- Covid's impact still being felt at Governor level

- Questions over the 'Future DfE', as ESFA stripped of non-financial responsibilities

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11 February 2022

Top Stories:

- BREAKING: NE to become a stand alone RSC region in shake-up

- North East schools react to Covid restrictions being lifted

- 'Do we have a mental health epidemic among young people?' asks select committee chair

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4 February 2022

Top Stories:

- Six North East Local Authorities to be designated as 'Education Investment Areas'

- Primary pupils embark on training course to become Mini Medics

- MPs question Schools Minister on ongoing absences in schools

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28 January 2022

Top Stories:

- Times Education Commission releases interim report

- School in Durham adopts 'The Ponderous Pit Pond'

- DfE focuses on student absence while staff absence still a concern for NE schools

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21 January 2022

Top Stories:

- North East Schools cautious as Covid restrictions are lifted 

- Middlesbrough secondary school celebrates 80 years

- Calls for teachers to be trusted amidst new research on ‘narrow’ phonics approach

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14 January 2022

Top Stories:

- National Tutoring Programe allocates aditional resource to North East

- Ofsted success for North East schools

- SNE receives response from Secretary of State

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7 January 2022

Top Stories:

- Welcome back!

- Pupils proud to attend North East school

- Secretary of State praises the 'outstanding job' schools have done as Covid disruptions continue

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17 December 2021

Top Stories:

- Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Schools North East

- Outstanding report for Corbridge Middle School

- North East Trusts recognised at national awards

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10 December 2021

Top Stories:

- North East schools performance recognised nationally

- SNE and Vision for Education collaborate to provide vouchers for disadvantaged children

- Education Committee looks into the main obstacles to engagement with the NTP

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3 December 2021

Top Stories:

- State of the Region

- Hadrian Park Primary School is aiming for prestigious Artsmark Award

- Delays in SEND review 'nothing short of appalling' says Chair of Education Committee

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26 November 2021

Top Stories:

- Pressure on school leaders increases as Ofsted speed up school inspections.

- NNoSS Blog post now live on Department for Education website

- SNE partners with Community Foundation to provide £100,000 for cultural, sporting and careers provision across Tyne and Wear

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19 November 2021

- Ofsted respons to Schools North East briefing

- North East continues to face high levels of persistent absences

- SNE partners with Community Foundation to provide £100,000 for cultural, sporting and careers provision across Tyne and Wear

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12 November 2021

- SNE urges SoS to ‘protect our schools’ amidst TikTok storm

- Alnwick school to lead regional project, putting creativity at the centre of learning

- SNE partners with Community Foundation to provide £100,000 for cultural, sporting and careers provision across Tyne and Wear

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5 November 2021

- Pressure on school leaders soars as schools feel impact of the return to full inspection.

- Secretary of State for Education faces first Departmental questions

- SNE partners with Community Foundation to provide £100,000 for cultural, sporting and careers provision across the region

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22 October 2021

- SNE continues to call for more support regarding school staff wellbeing

- Schools North East secures 50k for Teeside Schools

- SNE partners with Community Foundation to provide £100,000 for cultural, sporting and careers provision across the region

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15 October 2021

- Summit empowers school leaders across the region

- North East Schools thrive at School Business Management Conference

- SNE partners with Community Foundation to provide cultural, sporting and careers provision across the region

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8 October 2021

- Secretary of State aims to 'protect' education in the UK as SNE calls for regional context to be remembered.

- Evidence suggests new £3K teaching initiative unlikely to succeed.

- Exciting collaboration between Jobs in Schools | North East and EPM

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1 October 2021

- The Cost of Missing Lunchtime

- School budgets threatened by rapidly rising operational costs

- Will NE students be disadvantaged by procedures for Summer 22 exams?

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24 September 2021

- Ofsted to inspect Tutoring, while North East schools remain cautious about NTP.

- New Build, Uniform and Ethos for Simonside Primary School.

- Medical experts questioned over vaccinations for 12-15 year olds.

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17 September 2021

- New Education Secretary, but Schools North East's messages remains the same.

- Northern Education Trust North Shore Academy rockets to become an OUTSTANDING school in all categories.

- Chair of Ofsted questioned on governance of the inspectorate.

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9 September 2021

- A new academic year: Schools North East continues to represent your voice.

- Catch-up interventions having an impact, but still much more to do, Gavin Williamson tells MPs

- DfE and Ofqual questioned on arrangements for exams in 2022

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15 July 2021

Top Stories:

- Covid-related absences in North East schools highest nationally highlights insufficient "catch-up" plan.

- Baroness Berridge announces that DfE will continue to support the National Network of Special Schools for School Business Professionals

- Trade Unions give evidence to MPs on the impact of Covid

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09 July 2021

Top Stories:
• Relief as Government's Step 4 plans to remove bubbles in schools
• Inspirational Sunderland school honoured in prestigious UK celebration of teaching
• Children and young people at the heart of decisions, says new Ofqual Chief Regulator

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02 July 2021

Top stories:
• Pressures grow for reform of Covid processes amid rises in Covid-related absences
• Government proposals ‘not enough to deliver the kind of recovery we need’
• Northern Celebration of Education 2021

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25 June 2021

Top stories:
• Generalised approach has failed disadvantaged white pupils, MPs warn
• North East charities write to the Secretary of State for Education about pupil premium

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18 June 2021

Top stories:
• Department for Education data shows North East Pupil Premium losses could be worse than forecast

• Ofsted Chief Inspector defends record to parliament’s education committee

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11 June 2021

Top stories:
• Damning response to lacklustre government ‘recovery’ plan
• Schools North East Director speaks at Big Education event on ‘bold leadership’

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28 May 2021

Top Stories:
• DfE had no pandemic plan and we are yet to see any form of recovery plan
• Potential legal battles loom over GCSE and A Level grades
• Mathematics research review

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21 May 2021

Top stories:

• ‘Recovery’ reports released ahead of government plan
• Gavin Williamson announces £10m ‘Levelling up’ plans
• Educational inequalities not just a school problem, experts tell MPs

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14 May 2021

Top stories:
• Wellbeing survey shows improvement but still a long way to go
• ASCL backs major overhaul of university admissions
• The need for a teacher-led recovery plan reiterated at Healthy MindED ‘21

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07 May 2021

Top stories:

• Reasons for optimism despite Department for Education attendance figures

• Due to Covid, youth mental health problems have gone from niche to mainstream

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23 April 2021

Top Stories:
• Schools must lead ‘Recovery Plan’ says Sir Kevan Collins
• Secretary of State called on to reverse decision on Pupil Premium Calculations
• North Fawdon Primary School gain Prem Aware Award

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26 March 2021

Top stories:
• New FSM figures suggests North East schools will lose up to £7.26 million in funding after Pupil Premium change
• Governors urged to use a “collaborative approach” as we move into the future at Governance Conference 2021
• SBM Career Progression

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19 March 2021

Top stories:
• NAO releases report on DfE response to Covid-19
• Youth Mental Health Ambassador tells MPs that ‘we need to listen to young people’
• First Ednorth school research projects funded

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12 March 2021

Top Stories:

Successful return for North East schools

Nick Gibb tells MPs he wants ‘to get back to exams as soon as possible

Rethinking schools

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05 March 2021

Top stories:
• National Tutoring Programme reports low engagement from North East schools
• Education Recovery Commissioner tells MPs that recovery ‘won’t be over quickly’
• Northumberland Primary School Scoops Pioneering Mental Health Award

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26 February 2021

Top stories:
• Schools North East reacts to three major education announcements
• DfE officials take questions from MPs on school funding
• New degree for SEND Teachers at Sunderland University

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12 February 2021

Top stories:
• Recovery plans needed as clock ticks on ‘return to school
• North East school leaders share challenges with region’s MPs
• Schools North East to support 2021 Lord Glenamara Awards

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5 February 2021

Top stories:
• Schools North East launches Roadmap to Reopening at Academies Conference 2021
• NNoSS: Findings of a survey of members on lateral flow testing in special schools
• Talking Heads: Helping our children thrive through good mental health

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29 January 2021

Top stories:
• North East School leaders respond on route to ‘full’ reopening
• Education select committee takes evidence on the impact of lockdown on early years
• Talking Heads - Leadership during a pandemic

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22 January 2021

Top Stories:

Schools North East calls on the Education Secretary to look at phased opening

Medical experts questioned on school closures by MPs

North East MPs question Education ministers

Talking Heads - The Return to School Part 2

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15 January 2021

Top Stories:

North East leaders share their views on the state of the region

MPs question the Secretary of State on the impact of Covid on education

Worth Less? Survey highlights school leaders’ lack of confidence in decision making

Talking Heads - The Return to School

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18 December 2020

Top Stories:

Merry Christmas from all at Schools North East

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11 December 2020

Top Stories:

North East School Leaders respond to exams announcement

Schools minister and Ofqual Chief Regulator questioned on exam standards in 2021

Local business donates to school food banks

The North Tyneside school that went 'above and beyond' during the pandemic

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4 December 2020

Top Stories:

Relief as DfE announces measures for 2021 exams and tests and Ofsted

The importance of place highlighted in inquiry into left behind white pupils

Closing the North East disadvantage gap

Amanda Spielman launches Ofsted's Annual Report 2019/20

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27 November 2020

Top Stories:

Clock ticking on Primary assessment decision

Ministers quizzed on continued coronavirus disruption for schools

Collaboration is key - takeaways from our first ‘virtual’ School Business Management Conference

Sedgefield Community College wins The Sunday Times North East State Secondary School of the Decade

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20 November 2020

Top Stories:

Schools North East calls on Education Secretary to 'protect our schools'

Schools North East Partner Trust CEO gives evidence at Education Select Committee

North East Schools climb the Fairer Schools Index performance table

Generation on Mute: UTC South Durham writes open letter to Ofqual and DfE

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13 November 2020

Top Stories:

Staff wellbeing concerns increasing and unsustainable for North East schools

Amanda Spielman shares evidence at Education Select Committee

Schools North East partners with Worth Less? to highlight Head Teachers' concerns

Good luck to North East Schools and staff in TES Awards 2020

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6 November 2020

Top Stories:

North East schools step up to feed students over school holidays

Regional disparities emphasised as Schools North East contribution used in Education Select Committee evidence

Schools facing increasing costs of covid-19

The 32 providers selected to deliver the National Tutoring Programme

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23 October 2020

Top Stories:

No half-term 'circuit breaker' for schools in England

Schools Minister questioned by MPs on exams in 2021

Update on National Network of Special Schools for SBPs

Schools sign up to tolerance and equality charter in memory of MP Jo Cox

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16 October 2020

Top stories:
• School leaders get 'Back to the Future' at first virtual Summit
• DfE takes questions on the impact of the pandemic
• Education Select Committee inquiry into ‘Left Behind White Pupils from Disadvantaged Backgrounds’

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02 October 2020

Top stories:
• Government uses emergency powers to compel schools to teach online
• Calls grow for urgent action on exams
• North-East schools recognised in awards shortlists

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25 September 2020

Top stories:
• More schools face impact of failing test and trace system
• North East Colleges win bid to join Centre for Excellence
• How is your school using 'catch up' funding?

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18 September 2020

Top stories:
• Failures over testing causing major issues for North East schools
• School parcels up a fortnight's worth of food to all isolating kids eligible for free dinners
• New network for special schools and AP is growing

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11 September 2020

Top stories:
• Positive return for North East schools
• Schools North East lobbying work on exam fiasco
• Kenton School Stays Safe

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17 July 2020

Top stories:
• Proud year for Schools North East supporting the fourth emergency service
• Ofqual directors attend Roundtable with North East School Leaders
• Though apart, a part and a partnership of something bigger in Wallsend

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10 July 2020

Top stories:
• DfE asks Schools North East to lead the way with a national network
• Jumping Over Hoops And Through Walls
• North East school leaders give their views on exams next year

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03 July 2020

Top stories:
• September opening plans announced
• Post Covid-19 Mental Health a key concern for school staff
• Education Committee looks into SEND provision during Covid-19

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26 June 2020

Top stories
• North East School Leaders respond to tutoring 'catch up' plans
• Pop-up schools to be set up in Northumberland this summer
• Post Covid-19: Looking to the longterm

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19 June 2020

Top Stories
• Government to fund private tutors for 'catch up' plan
• The Cost of Learning in Lockdown
• Government U Turns on summer FSM plans

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12 June 2020

Top stories
• Lack of information on key issues causes enormous concern for North East
• CEOs discuss coronavirus issues at Schools North East roundtable
• Teachers do not feel safe to go back to school

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05 June 2020

Top stories
• North East School Leaders say no to summer opening
• Schools North East calls on Ministers to offer guidance on exams post-coronavirus
• Education Select Committee explores learning 'catch up'

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22 May 2020

Top stories:

Over 1500 teachers attend CelebrateEd - The Northern Celebration of Education

Preparing for the wider reopening of schools with Ward Hadaway

North East Schools Leading the Way in Educational Practice

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14 May 2020

Education sector reacts to planned return to school

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7 May 2020

Charities unite to support North East’s children

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1 May 2020

Schools under increasing pressure to ‘reopen’

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24 April 2020

Help us to shape a new education system – Post Covid-19 and the long term impact on North East schools

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17 April 2020

Channel 4 showcases North East Schools – the ‘fourth emergency service’.

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9 April 2020

Top stories:

DfE announces support for schools and parents

Cambois Primary School hit the road with food bank for local families

Newcastle East mixed multi Academy Trust supporting local schools and community

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27 March 2020

Top Stories

- Incredible response of North East Schools

- Chillingham Road Primary Sing their Hearts out for the NHS

- Tablets and Supermarket Vouchers for struggling students


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19 March 2020

Top Stories:

- Schools to close in England, for the majority of pupils

Schools North East Coronavirus Update

- FSM: A vital tool in the fight to save many lives or a failing safety measure?


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13 March 2020

Top stories:

- No new spending announced for schools

- Schools North East Coronavirus Update

- WorthLess? conducting a survey on SEND and high needs funding

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06 March 2020

Top stories:

- Up to £123 million 'wasted' on teacher training

- Poor transport links connected to underperforming schools

- New teachers ‘unrewarded’ for working extra day a week

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28 February 2020

Top stories:

- Policy Roundtable builds on Manifesto for North East Education

- Education experts to advise Government

- Head Teachers from Czech Republic visit North East

- £250,000 investment in North East schools to benefit disadvantaged children

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14 February 2020

Top Stories

• Lord Agnew to leave Department for Education
• Ofsted extends curriculum grace period for a year
• Most parents oppose Reception baseline test

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07 February 2020

Top Stories:
• What do the School Performance Tables show?
• DfE reports falling teacher numbers
• North Sea Link free energy education centre

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31 January 2020

Top Stories:
• Schools North East challenges Education Secretary to adopt positive narrative on North East Education
• Opportunity North East delivery plan released
• Academies Conference 2020

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24 January 2020

Top Stories:
• Ofsted  Annual Report reinforces false narrative on North East Schools
• Secretary of State to attend Schools North East Academies Conference
• Scrap Sats and judge schools on happiness, say parents

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17 January 2020

Top Stories:
• Does the new EIF affect outcomes for disadvantaged pupil?
• Curriculum is important and not just because of Ofsted
• Williamson wants free school ‘revolution’ rolled-out across England

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10 January 2020

Top Stories:

• Ofsted plans to reinspect all 'Outstanding' schools by 2025
• Schools North East challenges 'false narrative' around Darlington schools
• 'Treatment gap' in youth mental health services

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13 December 2019

Top Stories:
• Schools North East calls on new Government to adopt Manifesto for North East Education
• Parent school donations 'exacerbating inequality'
• Revealed: one in six schools in England require urgent repairs

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06 December 2019

Top Stories:
• Manifesto for North East Education launched
• UK improves in Pisa rankings but wellbeing falls
• Analysing GCSE reforms and the disadvantage gap
• EPI analysis of main parties education policies supports SNE Manifesto asks

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29 November 2019

Top Stories:
• Schools North East launches new Ofsted online forum to over 400 Head Teachers at Ofsted Update
• Birth rate pushes primaries to the edge
• Johnson pledges ‘no-notice’ Ofsted inspections

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22 November 2019

Top Stories:

‘We will not be gagged’ – Heads switch to personal email accounts to campaign on school funding

Small schools disadvantaged by funding formula

Schools North East appoints Vice Chair Trustee

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15 November 2019

Third of Teachers say reducing class sizes is priority for government

DfE facing action over ‘wide ranging and serious’ data protection breaches

The Schools and Academies Show

Schools North East Manifesto for North East Education

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04 October 2019

Top news:
SEND crisis as complaints surge
Ofsted accused of legal breach over lack of SEND consultations
Ofsted: 1,010 'outstanding' schools not inspected for a decade


Regional News

72 'outstanding' NE schools exempt from Ofsted Inspections for more than 10 years

Hartlepool school wins prestigious accolade at the national Careers Excellence Awards.

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27 September 2019

Top News

Debunking the myth that NE students perform worse than elsewhere at SNE AGM

Quarter of Secondary pupils receive private tuition

Two-thirds of recent SEND inspections uncover failings


Regional News

The inspiring Blaydon Head Teacher who is leading the fight for fairer school funding

Scores of students take part in climate change protest in Alnwick

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20 September 2019

Top News

Teacher working hours not linked to retention crisis

Extra school cash only 'enough to reverse cuts'

Nearly 100,000 children leave education without basic qualifications


Regional News

£6.9m investment set to transform three Sunderland primary schools

Head Teachers dismiss idea of school for challenging children coming to Stockton

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13 September 2019

Top News

Only 23% of North East schools will see funding increased

Boris Johnson's drive to set up more free schools

Spielman: Schools must get parents backing on behaviour


Regional News

Northumberland school shake-up on the cards after cabinet approves conversion plans

Bamburgh School leads the way with South Shields' first climate change teacher

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06 September 2019

Top News

What will the three year funding plan mean for North East Schools?

Major SEN review announced

Government announces drive to boost standards in schools


Regional News

New energy Education Centre opens its doors to Northumberland schools

More than 200 new school places for 2020 as council looks to avoid repeat of fiasco

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19 July 2019

Top News

Another record breaking year for School's North East

Education Select Committee report acknowledges funding crisis

Head Teacher Iain Veitch's CelebrateEd rallying call wows delegates

Regional News

Annual Lord Glenamara Prize in North East to expand

Three more North East schools awarded Research School status by EEF

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12 July 2019

Top news

SNE launches inaugural CelebrateEd

SATs results show rising standards in Maths

DfE announces National mental health programme between schools and NHS

Regional news

Sunderland school dubbed 'broken' celebrates after latest Ofsted inspection

Superstar chancellor promises to break down education barriers

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05 July 2019

Top news

40% of school closures are rural schools - up 20% from previous decade

Hinds announces Early Years initiative and new nursery places

Schools handed repairs cash ‘expected’ to follow DfE cost-cutting advice

Regional news

Head Teacher who accused Boris Johnson of helping to fuel bullying crisis says it's his 'duty' to speak out

New computing hubs announced for North East

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28 June 2019

Top News

Secondary Class size continue to rise DfE reveals 

Families take government to court over special needs

DfE sticks with LGBT guidance, but gets unions onside with tougher talk


Regional News

New report shows South Tyneside families face 'battle' for special needs support

St John’s Primary School honoured in national celebration of teaching

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21 June 2019

Top News

'Fewer selfies, more reality,' says Damian Hinds

Hinds major speech on complexities of disadvantage

Teachers in England work more hours than anywhere else in Europe, TALIS reports


Regional News

North-South divide in education is ‘too simplistic’ as poorer children do better in big cities across country, minister says

South Shields School shows ‘considerable improvements in pupils’ progress and attainment’ says Ofsted

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14 June 2019

Top Stories

Secondary teachers 'want more flexible working patterns'

School places: One in five pupils is rejected by chosen secondary school

Schools North East's 7th annual School Business management conference 2019


Regional News 

11-plus provider CEM bought by Cambridge Assessment and Cambridge University Press

MPs launch major inquiry into the North-South divide - and how to close the gap

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07 June 2019

Top stories

Tory race may mean extra year of school funding crisis

Say 'hello' to tackle pupil misbehaviour

£200k fund to encourage partnerships with private schools and universities


Regional news

Government announces proposals for transition projects in NE

RSC ‘chaos’ is hampering school improvement, warn Northern Powerhouse leaders

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24 May 2019

Top News this Week

Education Secretary to headline Schools North East Summit

NE to trial cash incentives for maths and physics teachers

Seven NE teachers shortlisted for Let Teachers SHINE 2019


Regional News of the Week

Parents and pupils furious over cuts to special needs education in Gateshead

North East Ambition - LEP leads way with two new Careers Hubs for the region

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17 May 2019

Top News this Week

New Ofsted Inspection Framework Launched

NE schools sign up to Baseline Assessment pilot - survey

Helpline for teachers struggling with mental health problems receives record number of calls

Speak at our Northern Celebration of Education!


Regional News of the Week

Kenton School up for prestigious national award after "brave" choice to promote arts

Islamic school in Newcastle sent hate mail in third attack on centre this year

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10 May 2019

Top News this Week

Quarter of techers have witnessed off-rolling accordign to Ofsted

Children miss out on making friends amid shorter school break times, study finds

Children with SEND are 'real priority' in spending review

Schools' mental health crisis ‘out of control’

Regional News of the Week

Free school meal credit could be returned to pupils thanks to North East campaign

Durham children with special needs face cuts to educational funding

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3 May 2019

Top News this Week

Pat Sowa tells Healthy MindED conference to 'model kindness' 

Third of Heads considering quitting early

Hinds asks Heads how to solve special-needs budget squeeze

Ofsted mulls creating school reviews website


Regional News of the Week

Schools' Crisis: More County Durham teachers warn of funding and staff shortages

Bede Academy welcomes a Royal visitor to celebrate tenth anniversary

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26 April 2019

Top News this Week

EPI reports 'disturbing' number of pupil exits

Timpson delayed by row over curbing schools’ exclusion powers

Revealed: How much money your school is getting for teacher pay rises

MPs discuss SEND provision


Regional News of the Week

North of Tyne leaders unveil bold mission to make every school good or outstanding

MPs want an end to the use of force to restrain children with mental health issues

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5 April 2019

Top News this Week

SEND funding cut by 17% in three years IPPR North warns

EdTech Strategy marks 'new era' for schools

Only three in 10 heads think GCSEs prepare pupils for work

Schools Minister acknowledges budget cuts


Regional News of the Week

'Outstanding' South Tyneside schools beat national average

Darlington and Middlesbrough academy trusts to merge

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29 March 2019

Top News this Week

#FundOurFuture - national funding campaign launched

New report on impact of education technology

Ofsted: Just 23% of reinspected outstanding schools kept their grade

Wilshaw cites Middlesbrough exclusions in knife crime debate


Regional News of the Week

Darlington primary head proud to secure top wellbeing award.  

The poem by South Shields schoolchildren which wowed judging panel including Olly Murs and Rio Ferdinand.

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22 March 2019

Top News this Week

New school funding campaign to launch next week

School absence rates continue to rise

School term time holiday fines rise 93% in a year

'Don't get angry about the LGBT row'


Regional News of the Week

Number of parents fined for poor school attendance rockets almost 75%

Sunderland College legally merges with North East neighbour

Residents up in arms after housing development on former school site is given green light

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15th March 2019

Top News this Week

ONE Vision Schools Launch: Major new investment in North East Schools

Spring Statement - No funding for schools

Majority of MATs achieve ‘below average’ progress for 16 to 18-year-olds

Thousands of places created in new special free schools


Regional News of the Week

North East nursery heads warn schools will be forced to close without more funding.

New special free school to open in Northumberland as North East promised 200 new SEND places.

Special needs help in schools ‘overloaded by cuts’, says Redcar MP Anna Turley.

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1st March 2019

Top News this Week

Schools North East holds consultation event on new Ofsted framework

Analysis shows growing hole in provision for pupils with EHCPs

All pupils will be taught about mental and physical wellbeing

Schools North East and Social Mobility Commission co-host first regional roundtable in Newcastle

Over half of new teachers do not plan to stay in classroom long term amid mental health problems, figures show

Excluded children more likely to develop mental health conditions

'Education system not focused on future careers'

'Teachers are a long way off achieving a work-life balance'

Grammar school expansion still locking out the poor

Social mobility cold spots will get worse unless action is taken to close attainment gap, MPs warn

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel: first national review


Regional News of the Week

Former Chancellor George Osborne attacks Government for forgetting about the Northern Powerhouse

Gateshead Heads' petition surpasses 100,000 signatures

Outstanding Gateshead student awarded Lord Glenamara prize

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15th February 2019

Top News this Week

MPs to debate Gateshead Heads' funding petition

Science 'downgraded' in primary schools, Ofsted warns

Scrap 'pointless' GCSEs says Education Select Committee Chair

Number of state school pupils attending university drops despite efforts to widen access

Council leaders defend taking parents to tribunal over SEND support

Rural and coastal schools feel isolated from government support, research finds

DfE took no action against schools that ignored new careers duty

Climate change protests: UK primary school children due to miss lessons for environmental 'strike'

Government adds another £50m to Selective Schools Expansion Fund

Deaf children fall behind at school, says charity


Regional News of the Week

Fire service is 'gambling with children's safety' by not responding immediately to school alarms, says FBU

Sunderland education bosses criticised over exclusions and expulsion figures

Children in care to be given higher priority for school places

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8th February 2019

Top News this Week

 Mental Health trials launched in schools

Government responds to Gateshead Heads' petition on funding

Ministers accused of pressure over Teacher recruits

Home Office delayed free school meals eligibility checks

Quality of music education should affect a school's Ofsted rating, says report

MPs to debate late school starts for teenagers

Landmark judicial review hands schools more power to challenge council SEND placements

Mobile phones 'should be banned from schools', Minister says

Academy chain boss now earning £210,000 despite crackdown on high salaries

Revealed: the 20 councils that wanted to defy schools and cut their funding

MPS to debate sex education opt-out


Regional News of the Week

£37m earmarked for new buildings on one site for two Northumberland schools

Blyth primary school given green light for an extension due to growing number of pupils

New Redcar early years reading initiative launches

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1st February 2019

Top News this Week 

North East Academy Leaders back new Inspection Framework

Lord Agnew calls for debate on whether MAT Chairs should be paid

North East to pilot new £130m national teacher recruitment and retention and strategy

Department for Education says teachers' pay should be capped at 2%

Special needs overspend in 8 out of 10 councils

Ethical Leadership Commission final report published

DfE launches price comparison site for schools

Heads can report Ofsted inspectors on new workload hotline

Academy Trust Head paid £260,000 to run one school

Ofsted Strategy Director Luke Tryl to lead New Schools Network


Regional News of the Week 

Tests under way to find cause of vomiting bug which hit hundreds of Heaton Manor school children

New £21 million school buildings proposed for Seaton Valley

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25th January 2019

Top News This Week

New figures show impact of disadvantage and ethnicity on Progress 8

Public Accounts Committee says academy trusts 'don't make enough information available for parents'

Damian Hinds: "Teachers should not spend evenings responding to emails from parents."

Teaching Union says schools are denying teachers their national pay rise

Government to fund 2,900 school exchanges for poorer pupils

Ofsted will look more closely at ‘repeat’ patterns of suspension as part of new framework

Music education experts say music curriculum plans are 'deeply concerning'

Three in four schools rated Outstanding have been 'downgraded after Ofsted inspectors returned'


Regional Top News of the Week

South Shields School set to close in 2020

Council keen to step in and help Academy

Local MP sees new way of learning being piloted in North East schools

Thomas Hepburn School still to close despite improved Ofsted rating


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18th January

Top News this Week

Ofsted launches consultation on new framework

Researchers analyse Ofsted's "stuck" schools

DfE launches consultation on plans to fund schools’ £830m pension contribution hike

Department for Education fears over Brexit delay to teacher recruitment strategy

Education Secretary to lobby Treasury for 'multi-year education funds'

English and Maths pass rate drops in GCSE resits

Former Harris Director appointed as Co-op Academy Trust Chief

Ofsted and Department for Education staff redeployed for Brexit planning

Almost 50 4-7 year olds attack teachers each day, Government figures suggest

Students take mobile phones into exams as they feel 'anxious' without them, Exam Officers say


Regional Top News of the Week

Sailing and boxercise in PE lessons as part of pilot project at Darlington school

'Good progress' made in educating young children in Northumberland

Middlesbrough has highest levels of children with emotional and mental health disorders in England

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11th January 2019

Top News this Week

Analysis shows impact of poverty and ethnicity in inspections

Ofsted under fire for sharing new inspection plans with MATs

University of York named as MFL 'Centre for Excellence'

EPI study finds that a third of English LA secondary schools are unable to cover costs

Head Teachers fear Ofsted will 'penalise three-year GCSEs'

DfE has 'long way to go' to deliver for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils, minister admits

Head Teachers told to get rid of single-use plastics by 2022

Head Teachers asked to teach children about 'S&M and sarcasm'

Ryan Gibson to leave North East Local Enterprise Partnership

Damian Hinds Tes blog: 'My year-long battle to reduce your workload'

£22 million taken by councils to fund Education Services Grant 'black hole'



Regional Top News of the Week

Teachers resign from Colburn school following investigation into SATs tests

Middle School gets Green Award



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21st December 2018

Top News this Week

Minsters announce first areas to receive school mental health support

Education News in the Autumn Term: A Round Up

Department for Education announces High Needs funding boost

#FundOurFuture Campaign: tell us about funding in your school

Report examines academy chain performance with disadvantaged pupils

Long-term decline in number of teachers entering Parliament

T Levels 'could be shelved for no-deal Brexit'

Post-Brexit immigration policy could hit teacher recruitment, government admits

Department for Eductaion to expand programme targeting holiday hunger


Regional Top News of the Week

Two North East schools granted 'World Class' status

Bad behaviour in the classroom 'grinds teachers down'



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14th December 2018

Top News This Week

North East primaries improve performance in league tables

Ofsted could give schools just 150 minutes' notice

Department for Education publish interim findings on improving vulnerable children's well-being

#FundOurFuture Campaign: tell us about funding in your school

Education Secretary sets limits for Ofsted MAT inspections

Young people highly sceptical of social mobility

T level content consultation launched

Three UK teachers shortlisted for million dollar 'world's best teacher' prize

Department for Education rejects 7,000 requests by schools to wipe pupils' GCSE scores

Pupil nationality data: collection misses data for more than 1 million pupils


Regional Top News of the Week 

Durham councillors to use reserves to help fund gap in finances for special educational needs

Yarm school head: Schools should not abandon nativity plays due to political correctness

School leaders warn North East parents it's 'make-or-break time' over budget cuts

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7th December 2018

Top News This Week 

Opportunity North East Board Announced

Ofsted Annual Report shows 90% of primary schools in North East rated good or outstanding

'Meet the man putting schools in the North East on the map'

#FundOurFuture Campaign: tell us about funding in your school

Parents must not abdicate role to schools, says Ofsted chief

North Yorkshire school has Christmas ban lifted

Missing special needs support 'a national scandal'

Second wave of T Level subjects announced

DfE names 16 grammar schools that will split £50m expansion cash

First ever drop in Teaching Assistant numbers a 'serious problem'

Statistics on pre-school children's mental health published for the first time


Regional Top News of the Week

Call to end 'stupid' parking at Darlington schools

Anger after thieves strip taps and piping from South Shields primary school

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30th November 2018

Top News This Week 

"There's no funding crisis," says interim National Schools Commissioner

Kenton School's Behaviour Policy receives national attention

Conflict resolution programme improves wellbeing of pupils

#FundOurFuture Campaign: tell us about funding in your school

Professor Becky Allen interviewed for the Mr Barton Maths podcast

Almost 600 primaries investigated for cheating

Laura McInerney - 'Teaching out of specialism: does it matter to pupils?'

Only schools with 'excellent' arts provision should be rated outstanding, says charity

74% of SENDCos 'lack time to support pupils'


Regional Top News of the Week

Praise for rise in apprenticeship opportunities in Hartlepool 'bucking national trend'

Teachers launch new education venture in Tees Valley - and beyond

Northumberland school wins prestigious Unicef award

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23rd November 2018

Top News This Week

Teachers most commonly cited as professional source of support for those with mental health conditions

Bright Tribe's Interim Chief Executive 'hugely embarrassed' by scandal

Teacher Pay policy hurts disadvantaged schools, says EPI

Academies Minister bets champagne that schools are wasting money

Education Secretary urges pupils to climb trees to build character

Labour would scrap GCSE resits policy, says Shadow Education Secretary

County Durham Education Support Provider wins Government contract

Northumberland Council pitches academy takeover to Education Secretary

Workload fears over new SEND assessment

#FundOurFuture Campaign: tell us about funding in your school


Regional Top News of the Week

Marske school named Sunday Times State Primary of the Year

Hartlepool school facing job losses as funding cuts force primary to consider redundancies

South Shields Council faces £7.6m school closure bill


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16th November 2018

Top News This Week

DfE 'considering' change to outstanding schools inspection exemption

Berwick MP resigns from education post over Brexit deal concerns

Geoff Barton: "More and more schools are battling grinding pupil poverty"

ACEs support 'fragmented and variable' across England, say MPs

#FundOurFuture: tell us about funding in your school

Council chiefs report 27% rise in home educated pupils

Off rolling leaves young people vulnerable to gangs, Ofsted warns

Minister accuses schools of fiddling figures to balance budgets

Councils face £536m shortfall in Send budgets, says LGA

Schools admit to informally excluding pupils

Education Secretary quizzed by opposition on funding


Regional Top News of the Week

Hartlepool's school funding from Government 'can't keep going on this way', say councillors

Brand new UTC opens its doors in Newcastle

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9th November 2018

Top News This Week

Lord Agnew announced as Academies Conference Key Note Speaker

Education Secretary pledges more support for school leaders to tackle workload

Tees Valley Mayor tells school leaders about £3 million careers initiative

#FundOurFuture: tell us about funding in your school#FundOurFuture: tell us about funding in your school

Initial Teacher Education providers given green light to cut lesson planning

More than 80 Academy Trusts named for submitting spending data late

DfE’s sex education proposals doomed to failure, say women’s groups

Number of closing AcademyTrusts quadruples

Requests for Key Stage 2 SATs marking reviews fall

Guardian investigation finds that four academy chains lost 7% of pupils prior to exams


Regional Top News of the Week

Two schools facing £4m budget deficit could form new academy trust

Hartlepool Primary School closed over building safety fears

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26th October 2018

Top News This Week

#FundOurFuture campaign: tell us about funding in your school

Financial pressures 'a strong incentive' to exclude pupils with SEND, MPs hear

North East MP pledges to take action on funding

Philip Hammond 'forced to abandon' private school VAT plans

Department for Education wins first case against unregistered school

Schools refer nearly 5,000 more pupils to social services

Drive to ensure all children can swim by end of primary school

School bans talking in corridors after half term break

Apprenticeship starts rise by 20%

SEND funding petition - North East reaction

'No clear north-south divide' says new social mobility report


Regional Top News of the Week

Special education base could be built on former Sunderland school site

Hartlepool college principals join MP in calling for Government investment in FE

Reprieve for closure-threatened Northumberland middle school

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19th October 2018

Top News This Week

Education Secretary threatens action on school exclusions

KS4 statistics show North East is falling further behind at GCSE

Unauthorised absences continues to rise

North East Colleges march on Westminster for 'Love Our Colleges' campaign

Report warns that Opportunity Areas are 'too led' by DfE

"We need to reach children before they decide university isn't for them."

Arts leaders call for more school funding

Co-op School turns round truancy record

DfE has lost focus, warns ex National Schools Commissioner

ESFA Update: Consultation on funding the increase in Teachers' pensions


Regional Top News of the Week

Teachers protest in fight to save South Shields school

Public consultation opens on education changes in Darlington

Parliament debates proposal that could see decisions on post-19 education for Hartlepool devolved locally

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12th October 2018

Top News This Week

Amanda Spielman announces changes to inspections at Schools North East Summit

Department for Education announces £24m Opportunity North East programme

"North East at centre of national education debate", leaders say

Media coverage of the Schools North East Summit

Department for Education warned by UK statistics watchdog on funding

EPI report shows increase in CAMHS referrals

Education Datalab blog: Impact of Universal Credit on FSM eligibility

National Audit Office concerned about lack of data on mental health spending

Council proposes £5,000 exclusion fine for schools

Prime Minister rejects call for 3.5% pay rise for all teachers

EU Law stops VAT cuts to all school uniforms, says Schools Standards Minister Nick Gibb

'Schools and businesses can close the skills gap'

Calls for greater diversity among school governors


Regional Top News of the Week 

South Tyneside school reading test figures spark debate

Film festival will help educate Hartlepool schoolchildren through movies

New partnership launched to promote education in Sunderland's leisure industry

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5th October 2018

Top News This Week

Conservatives announce £10 million behaviour training fund 

Neil Carmichael lifts lid on Education Committee at SCHOOLS NorthEast AGM

Bright Tribe sister trust gives up its 5 schools

Private school fees included in Minister's funding claims

DfE looking at incentivising school collaboration to cut exclusions

Department for Education school funding claims face investigation

Ban related party transactions, says ex National Schools Commissioner

Nursery 'improves social skills better than care at home'

Ofsted says 'powerful vested interests' oppose its reforms

School staff buy food for children who would go hungry without their help, survey reveals


Regional Top News of the Week

Darlington's Polam Hall School reveals plans to close sixth form

Haltwhistle Campus parents to be consulted on age range changes

Council opens consultation into special education needs provision in Darlington

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5th October 2018

Top News This Week

Conservatives announce £10 million behaviour training fund 

Neil Carmichael lifts lid on Education Committee at SCHOOLS NorthEast AGM

Bright Tribe sister trust gives up its 5 schools

Private school fees included in Minister's funding claims

DfE looking at incentivising school collaboration to cut exclusions

Department for Education school funding claims face investigation

Ban related party transactions, says ex National Schools Commissioner

Nursery 'improves social skills better than care at home'

Ofsted says 'powerful vested interests' oppose its reforms

School staff buy food for children who would go hungry without their help, survey reveals


Regional Top News of the Week

Darlington's Polam Hall School reveals plans to close sixth form

Haltwhistle Campus parents to be consulted on age range changes

Council opens consultation into special education needs provision in Darlington

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28th September 2018

Top News This Week 

End to academisation under Labour 

Schools hit with rising pension costs

Labour proposes additional hours of healthcare

SCHOOLS NorthEast hosts Ofsted update event

Blog: Reformed GCSEs - are they disadvantaging the disadvantaged?

Study shows that having a best friend boosts pupils' grades

Call to ban Trustees guilty of MAT mismanagement

Head Teachers to march at Westminster to protest funding

Parents in England seek legal action over special needs funding cuts

Search for sponsors as Bright Tribe gives up its last schools


Regional Top News of the Week 

Education Chief pledges support for Berwick schools partnership

Schools inspector heaps praise on newly retired South Shields school head

How a Gosforth dad lost his fight against 'unfair' school places rule at Archibald First School


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21st September 2018

Top News This Week

Teacher Pay Grant methodology released

SCHOOLS NorthEast holds first introductory sessions for Voice of the Pupil Project

Top Academy chain accused of 'cheating' during Ofsted inspection

Labour: 'We'll make schools 'accountable' for off-rolled pupils'

Curriculum will be 'central focus' in new Ofsted framework

Head Teachers will now have more power to discipline staff

Education ranked second most important spending priority

Department for Education has ‘no plans’ to scrap National Schools Commissioner role


Regional Top News of the Week

Blyth Academy bosses claim the school is getting better but Ofsted RI rating remains

Fears cuts to special needs education in Gateshead could jeopardise children's futures

Sunderland faces a 12% rise in secondary pupils in next 5 years, increasing pressure on schools

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14th September 2018

Top News this Week

Bright Tribe Trust accused of misusing government funds

Parents most likely to get secondary school of choice in Northumberland

Curriculum campaigners defend exclusions

North-South schools divide 'not supported by evidence'

£20m grammar school transport scheme quietly shelved

School sorry for 'buy Dad a Jaguar' advert

'Teach religion and worldviews instead', say experts

Becky Allen: 'Pupil Premium isn't working for disadvantaged children'

Georgia school asks parents: can we paddle your misbehaving children?

£18m 'future talent fund' cancelled less than a year after it was announced

Students should declare eating disorders under reformed UCAS forms, university boss says

OECD annual report shows that UK secondary heads are some of the best paid

Education ministers have made only 3 visits to region since January


Regional Top News of the Week

Parents brand South Shields School closure plans 'crazy' as bosses vote on its future

Hartlepool faces 13% rise in secondary pupils in next five years

Berwick Academy to reopen sixth form centre

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7th September 2018

Top News this Week 

Education News: The Summer Round Up

SCHOOLS NorthEast Tes column: 'We must fix the fault line in mental health provision'

SATs, GCSEs and A Levels: SCHOOLS NorthEast Commentary

Summer Round Up: Policy Updates

Food banks offer school uniforms to struggling families

Education Secretary offers no hope of extra funding

Fears deaf children are left behind as 'vital services' face cuts in South Tyneside

Results from the 'Teachers' Awareness and Perceptions of Ofsted' survey released

Ofsted cuts leave parents guessing, say MPs

Stockton-on-Tees Council eligible for share of new £50m free school funding pot

Cardinal Hume school named as 1 of 9 schools leading new language hub

45 schools named for excluding more than 20% of schools, says the Guardian

MAT with North East schools responds to Guardian article on use of isolation booths


Regional Top News of the Week

Sunderland and Hartlepool college merger hailed a success a year on

Fewer parents in Hartlepool win appeals against school admission decisions

Head Teachers' statement on D-day for under-threat South Shields School


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Special Update: A Level Results 2018

Read SCHOOLS NorthEast's Special Update on the 2018 A Level Results, including commentary on our region's results and news from our schools. 

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20th July 2018

Top News this Week

Record year of achievements for SCHOOLS NorthEast

Data shows North East exclusions hotspots

The big scoop: Sunderland school in ice-cream attendance row

National funding formula delayed by another year

Industrial action over teachers' pay 'on the cards'

Sir David Carter 'worried' about non-teachers leading MATs

'Off-rolling' must end, Children's Minister tells schools

Private tutors 'should face DBS criminal record checks'

Exam boards seek judicial review over T Levels

Private school overseas 'franchises' are on the rise, report finds

Ofsted refuses to name 300 schools with “particularly high levels of off-rolling”

Compulsory Mental Health education to be added to curriculum by 2020

SCHOOLS NorthEast hosts first-ever Evidence Champions Event


Regional Top News of the Week

Probe leads to Colburn school's SATs results being annulled

North Yorkshire County Council 'powerless' to save one of its own schools

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13th July 2018

Top News This Week 

North East selected to host UK's lead Careers Hub

School spending on pupils cut by 8%, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies

Bright Tribe abandons merger plans as founder walks away

Northern Education Trust's response on Stockton Council's concerns over 'unprecedented' levels of exclusion​

Minister admits nursery schools need more cash

'Due diligence must be improved' says MPs' report on Academies

Careers and Enterprise Company to publish board minutes

Children who can't catch lag behind in reading, writing and maths, study claims

Birmingham school exclusions fall to 40% after AP cut

National Organisation to improve Education Specialists' advice launched

Amanda Spielman's speech to the Policy Exchange Think Tank

Hartlepool Council commits £80,000 to tackle child holiday hunger

'Chaos' as SATs results removed from Government site

'No evidence' that grammar schools help disadvantaged

Voice of the Pupil mental health project - register your interest


Regional News of the Week

Five students excluded and four suspended amid 'bullying' claims at Newcastle's RGS

Council approves plan to close Bellingham Middle School

West Burton school releases 'go it alone' plan to survive

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6th July 2018

Top News This Week 

Stockton Borough Council Committee raises concerns over "unprecedented" levels of exclusion

Drop 'misleading' school statistic, former Schools Minister tells Government

North East areas to roll out new local safeguarding arrangements early

'Councils beat academy trusts at boosting failing schools'

'Grammars should prove they deserve to expand' says Robert Halforn

Washington Academy teachers go on strike as dispute with school continues

Schools Week profile: WISE Academies' CEO Zoe Carr

New DfE threat to Academy chiefs' 'exponential' pay rises

Doomed Schools Company Trust 'double -counted' GCSEs

'Social site terms tougher than Dickens'

OCR faces £175,000 fine over Romeo and Juliet GCSE error

The Institute for Teaching and Ambition School Leadership to merge


Regional News of the Week 

North East teachers invited to Downing Street for celebration of education

Nearly 1,800 Darlington parents fined for taking holidays since 2014

Specialist school aims to expand service in South Tyneside

Hartlepool school issues safety warning to parents

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29th June 2018

Top News This Week

North East sees biggest fall in teacher numbers

Discovery School closure - Newcastle council motion criticises free schools agenda

Amanda Spielman announced as keynote speaker for SCHOOLS NorthEast Summit 2018

Questionable questions in this year's exams - SCHOOLS NorthEast call for evidence

Damian Hinds quizzed by Select Committee on funding

Language lesson gap means poorest miss out, says report

Child obesity: will new measures make your life easier?

Childminder numbers in England plummet

Tantrum tests could be rolled out for all 4 year olds

Head Teacher introduces 'enrichment' week for holidays in term time

Use of 'chemical cosh' drugs on children doubles in a decade

DfE: Schools get bigger as pupil population increases by 66,000

'Why we need more great school leaders in the North'

Previous Ofsted rulings on schools to now stand, even after academisation 

Ofsted blog: Off-rolling using data to see the fuller picture


Regional News of the Week

WISE Academies takeover ends uncertainty at Haltwhistle schools

Middlesbrough school kitchens could be used to feed hungry kids

Gateshead special school to get multi-million pound move

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22nd June 2018

Top News This Week 

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

Chancellor: no new money for schools after £20 billion NHS pledge

Education Datalab raises concerns about off-rolling and publishes re-weighted MAT league tables

Discover School - hard core of pupils roamed premises in 'predatory manner' says unpublished Ofsted report

Government should accept "efficiency savings" are cuts, IFS tells Committee 

Report raises concerns over maths teacher shortage

Computer game addiction classified as a disorder by WHO

Allow LAs to take over failing academies says think tank

Early years teachers should make sure children have eye tests says Sutton Trust

What dies it take for a child to get help with their mental health?

North East councils top-slice school budgets to make up for loss of ESG

TES long read: Is Ofsted fit to judge deprived schools?

Give schools an Ofsted rating for their careers advice, say MPs

Heads should ban mobile phones from schools, says Culture Secretary


Regional News of the Week

Newcastle High School for Girls Head arrested following allegations of fraud

Energy drinks and phone ban as Darlington school reurns to traditional values 

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15th June 2018

Top News of the Week

Damian Hinds announces doubling of funding for governor training

Robert Symonds receives OBE in Queen's Birthday Honours

Hundreds of delegates join SCHOOLS NorthEast for its biggest-ever SBM conference

'School readiness begins with parents' says SCHOOLS NorthEast Director

Department for Education names high-paying academy trusts

Dominic Herrington to suceed Sir David Carter as interim National Schools Commissioner

Teachers' 70 hour weeks are 'immoral', says teacher trainer leader

Skills Minister and businesses defend apprenticeship levy

Grammar schools urged to form MATs

More white working-class schools are 'inadequate'

Fake news harms children's self-esteem and trust, say MPs


Regional News of the Week

Tensions 'threatening to boil over' as parents and neighbours clash over school parking

'Teesside can't expect to attract new companies unless our education sector is aligned'

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8th June 2018

Top News This Week

Ofsted Chief warns of growth in lack of 'readiness for school'

Discovery School in Newcastle set to close in August 2018

Bright Tribe shelves plan to merge with sister Trust

DfE 'undermining relationship' with Heads

More adolescents are reporting anxiety owing to a 'huge number of exams', expert says

Doubts cast on seminal marshmallow self-control study

Members announced for new Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel

Department for Education to review impact of Baker Clause careers duty

'Schools need more protection against vexatious complaints'

£270,000-a-year Head quits Academy Trust role

Three North East schools shortlisted in the Tes School Awards

NELEP bids for Careers Hub in the region


Regional News of the Week

Concerns raised over the future of Haltwhistle Middle School

School plan for former site of Nature's World

New first school in Morpeth finally gets the green light at site of former fire station

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30th May 2018

Top News This Week 

Healthy MindED Conference showcases 'Voice of the Pupil' pilot outcomes 

"Schools can't deal with mental health issues on their own" says DfE CYPMH lead

300 schools wait over a decade for Ofsted inspection

Only 4% of North East students take up degree places compared to 20% of students from London

DfE ditches year 7 'catch-up training' fund before it opens

PM says teachers are key to tackling 'burning injustices'

Parents should be banned from parking at school gates, campaigners say

Ofsted considers its options on lesson observation

AS Level entries fall by 60% figures from Ofqual show

Grammar schools receiving more money than comprehensives


Regional Top News of the Week

Darlington's children's services continuing to take steps to improve, Ofsted rules

Act now call over suicide and self-harm in Stockton schools

£60,000 Sunderland Uni boost to help young people battling drug and alcohol problems 


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18th May 2018

Top News This Week 

SCHOOLS NorthEast calls for more pupil engagement with mental health initiatives

Save your budget by not colour photocopying, says Academies Minister Lord Agnew

Department for Education sets up 'online safety working group' to advise schools

'There's no proof forced academisation is worth is,' Department for Education admits

Director of Education's response on proposed Church of England school closures

Late-starting summer-born pupils don't get better phonics scores

Education Datalab blog: Value added measures in performance tables

MATs must 'learn the art of persuasion'

Survey launched to gauge scale of peer-on-peer sexual abuse

Marden Bridge Middle School Head sends SATs letter to children


Regional Top News of the Week 

Julie Elliot MP: Education cuts will increase north/south divide

Pupils in County Durham treated as 'Gove's guinea pigs'

Sherburn Hill school to shut amid fears it will 'devestate' community 


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11th May 2018

Top News This Week

Damian Hinds gives go-ahead on grammar school expansion

Sir David Carter urges MATs to collaborate at SCHOOLS NorthEast Academies Conference

Select Committee criticises Government's Mental Health Green Paper

SCHOOLS NorthEast calls for support to be shifted from London to the North

MPs demand action to improve education in the North

Almost a third of Heads now leave within three years, official data shows

Church of England to consider closure of rural schools

Colleges hit by cyber attacks 12 times a week

Risk of a rise in students but with no extra funding

More free schools set for the North

Northumberland school bans pencil cases to stop 'stigma'


Regional Top News of the Week 

How Stockton schools deal with bad behaviour goes under the spotlight

MP takes fight for Wolsingham sixth form closure to Education Secretary

South Shields Head Teacher defends school's uniform policy

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4th May 2018

Top News This Week

Education Secretary to overhaul school accountability system

SCHOOLS NorthEast praised at Education Select Committee

Do you need a Maths or Physics teacher?

DfE overrules Middlesbrough schools forum on higher-needs funding

Multi-million fund announced to boost children's early language skills

Damian Hinds announces £5 million scheme for teacher 'sabbatical'

Homeschooling up by almost 200% in parts of the North East

More male role models are needed in early years, say Heads

'Ofsted should inspect school meals' Select Committee told

Teaching Assistants 'uncomfortable' with behaviour management

MPs to investigate impact of early years education on life chances


Regional Top News of the Week

Newcastle school praised in Government's blueprint for future of business

New governors lead Haydon Bridge High School revival

Plans to merge two Teesside colleges set to be approved

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27th April 2018

Top News of the Week

'Increasing number of pupils at grammar schools won't boost attainment' Durham University finds

Northumberland County Council takes legal action against Bright Tribe

Benefits of mental health counselling in primary schools 'worth six times the cost'

Ofsted Education Director: 'Schools are over-reliant on 'meaningless data''

Government launches data protection toolkit for schools

Confidence in GCSEs and A Levels has decreased

Damian Hinds questioned by his own party over school funding

School children can 'only read digital clocks'

Gatsby Foundation releases handbook of case studies from North East schools

National Schools Commissioner to step down

Homeschooling in the UK increases 40% over three years

Professor Becky Allen: "Increase class sizes to give teachers more time for CPD"


Regional Top News This Week

Joy for parent protesters as Northumberland schools saved

Deal struck to offer degrees in North East colleges

New Crooksbarn Primary School joins Ad Astra Academy Trust 



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20th April 2018

Top News This Week

Governors urged to pressure Government over funding crisis

Education Select Committee to investigate school and sixth-form funding

Application process for strategic school improvement fund was 'unfit for purpose'

Poorer pupils in England are a whole GCSE grade behind their peers in maths, report finds

New tool breaks down Progress 8 scores by pupils' primary schools

Education Select Committee launches special educational needs and disabilities inquiry

Blog: 3 ways in which government needs to help school governors

Ofsted considering 'no-notice' school inspections

Teachers in UK report growing 'vocabulary deficiency' 

Weak schools will get longer breather between Ofsted inspections

Pupls must sit SATs, Head Teachers are told


Regional Top News This Week

Middlesbrough College praised for its mental health support

Northumberland schools fined fewer parents despite rise in pupil absence

Prudhoe High School governors press case to keep three tiers 

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Thursday 29th March 2018

Top News This Week 

Children's Commissioner: 'Northern children face both economic disadvantage and ineffective schools'

FutureReady18 Conference: 'North East schools 'instrumental' in the creation of the Careers Strategy'

Justine Greening warns social mobility is 'far more complex' than grammar schools

Comment: 'Ministers won't give schools more money until they are visibly falling apart'

Looked-after children are five times more likely to be temporarily excluded

Northern schools blast RSCs in Children's Commissioner report

SEND pupils 'being pushed out' of school due to funding squeeze

System 'can't handle the crisis of pupils' mental health' 

Director of troubled Bright Tribe resigns from academy trust

Blog: Why do pupils who went to infant and first schools appear to underperform at Key Stage 4?


Regional Top News This Week 

£100,000 pay cap needed on academy trust bosses

Middlesbrough school among the best performing secondary schools in the country

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23rd March 2018

Top News This Week 

Damian Hinds non-committal on North East Opportunity Area at first Education Select Committee

Unauthorised absences in North East schools at an all0time high

Teaching jobs could be cut as 1 in 4 North East schools are struggling to manage costs

Union leader Kevin Courtney: "There is a 'moral case' for boycotting baseline assessment and SATs"

Teaching union calls for 5% pay rise with possible strike backing

Academy sponsors taking on indebted schools will no longer face financial 'millstone'

Put a limit on our working hours, teachers demand

Train all teachers in attachment issues, trauma expert says

Police investigations continue into Bright Tribe and WCAT

Workload to blame for recruitment crisis, says teacher training chief 


Regional Top News This Week 

Thomas Hepbirn school bosses will ask Government to close school - despite opposition from parents

Over 100 North East schools sent mass bomb hoax email demanding cash payment

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16th March 2018

Top News This Week 

Dame Julia Cleverdon: 'North East such an entrpreneurial place for education'

Damian Hinds focuses on teacher workload in ASCL speech

Grindon Hall school to leave Bright Tribe for North East Learning Trust

North East has highest number of local authority maintained primaries in deficit

Ofsted reveals it pays inspectors bonuses for 'challenging' inspections

John Hardy celebrates SCHOOLS NorthEast 10 year history at Patron's Dinner 2018

'Ministers need to stop treating the system like a game of Buckaroo'

Nine things schools need to know about the government's integration green paper 

Schools sought in trial for 'returner-teachers' pilot

Department for Education pledges to 'transform' Alternative Provision

Schools must identify teachers with 'conflicts of interest' in the wake of exam cheating scandal 


Regional Top News This Week

Data on fines issued to North East parents failing to send children to school revealed

North East MPs clash as Government is accused of 'arbitrary cuts' to school meals provision

North East schools needed for Education for Wellbeing research programme  

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9th March 2018

Top News This Week

Banning teachers' preferred method of baseline assessment will relieve 'burden', says minister 

Careers and Enterprise Company launch draft implementation plan

Schools that don't take pupils back from Alternative Provision should not be rated 'otstanding', MPs told

Amanda Spielman appears before the Education Select Committee

Veterans to receive bursary to get into teaching

New Schools Network must win two bids to maintain current role

Underfunding of schools resulting in increased class sizes for secondary schools in England

Delays with new SEND plans creating 'significant' problems for pupils

Cumbria Education Trust lined up as new sponsor for Whitehaven Academy

Rate schools on how they meet pupils' mental health needs, care commission tells Ofsted

SCHOOLS NorthEast submits response on QTS consultation


Regional Top News This Week

'School standards at risk without change', says Executive Head

Empty office block in Stockton set to be transformed into school, creating around 50 jobs 

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2nd March 2018

Top News This Week

Department for Education faces backlash from Heads on labelling children as 'failures' at 11

SCHOOLS NorthEast's response on th emental health green paper

DfE confirms ITT applicants won't be assessed on suitability to teach

Updated statutory guidance on looked-after children published

Lowest-paid sixth form teacher to get a 2% rise

Ofsted pays men 8% more than women - and 21% more in bonuses

Heads call for national school places strategy

Pupils fear future success will be hot by 'parental income and Brexit'

Academics say give up on failing schools

DfE doubles advanced maths premium to £1,200

'Scant' evidence that forced primary academisation works, say heads

School autonomy group wants to become the voice for academies

Special-school pupils travel three times further to school

Fall in teacher-training applications softens slightly

UCAS blames northern schools for lack of 'aspiration ad attainment'

Schools lose £145,000 to fraudsters posing as heads in new scam

Teachers are still falling for 'fads', warns senior Ofsted official

Data on North East school fines released


Regional Top News of the Week 

Sunderland City Council deemed 'inadequate' and warned over radicalisation risks 

Major chnage planned for the running of 25 Teesside Catholic schools

'I cannot support this' - MP hits out at proposed Northumberland schools shke-up

Education Secretary celebrates students in the North East

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23rd February 2018

Top News This Week 

Ofsted warns North East Heads over soaring exclusions

Lord Agnew: No MAT boss should get a bigger pay rise than their teachers

Damian Hinds visits North East to find out concerns in region's schools

National Audit Office report shows difficulties matching schools to sponsors

Warnings grow that three-year QTS could be ‘disastrous’ for teacher recruitment

Eight out of ten academies running at deficit, says new report

Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund round 2 now open

MPs seek school views on impact of social media and screens on children

New study examines whether starting school later in the day may help GCSE pupils

Catholic school leaders cautious to lift cap on faith-based admissions

Bright Tribe investigated over Grindon Hall severance pay

Questions over future of 'stressed' virtual heads who support looked-after children


Regional Top News of the Week 

Council approves free school meals every day of the year

Bishop Auckland councillor's petition calls for gender equality across curriculum

Children in areas most at risk of literacy problems are likely to live shorter lives

Community reacts to Northumberland school closures

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9th February 2018

Top News This Week

Deputy RSC ro join the Northern Education Trust, SCHOOLS NorthEast understands

Nick Gibb: Extra exams would cut risk to pupils' mental health 

Northern education leaders hit back at Wilshaw claim of 'miserable' standards

National school funding formula threatened as councils demand changes

Councils call for compulsory mental health counselling in all secondary schools

Heads want pay code after £500,000 Academy boss

Zero-tolerance behaviour policies exclude more vulnerable children, MPs told


Regional Top News of the Week

New Galileo trust takes over 10 Teesside schools

100-pupil special school set to be built in central Redcar

Unions warn of fall in number of teachers at secondary schools 

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2nd February 2018

Top News This Week

Osborne report calls for North East Opportunity Area

Government failure on teacher numbers adds to pressure on schools

Education and Health Select Committees hold joint session on mental health Green Paper

Education Minister unveils new support for schools

50,000 children were 'missing' from education last year

Damian Hinds is 'carefully considering' lifting the faith-based admission cap

Teacher trainers ordered to rethink entry standards to 'maximise recruitment' 

Research chief calls on education Twitterati to show 'more respect'

Bright Tribe pays £680,000 in related-party transactions


Regional Top News of the Week

Girl, 14, arrested at school over chemicals splashed on classmate

Head Teachers and unions oppose idea of turning schools into 'Fort Knoxes' 

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26th January 2018

Top News This Week 

More North East schools below floor standard in Key Stage 4 results

David Meller resigns from DfE board following Presidents Club allegations

Primary schools given help to support pupils' mental health

Free infant lunches policy doubled take-up of school meals

Nadhim Zahawi facing pressure over Presidents Club event

44% of children in Newcastle Cental constituency in poverty

SCHOOLS NorthEst hosts first Chairs of School Governance Conference

North East teachers inform DfE project to recruit talent to challenging areas

Fears of delay to teacher pay deal after DfE misses deadline


Regional Top News This Week

Sunderland teachers take 3,800 days off due to stress

Anger as Richmond School and Sixth Form College axes Latin

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19th January 2018

Top News This Week

New Education Secretary continues focus on Opportunity Areas

Rocky start for Ofsted's Bold Beginnings Report

Big rise in teachers relying on handouts to pay rent

Flagship social mobility programme risked 'overloading' schools, DfE official reveals

Education Select Committee Chair calls for more accountability from MATS

'Focusing funding on the 'Opportunity Areas' is unfair: the initiative ignores the North East'

Unons call for cost of living pay increase for all teachers

Teachers with Northern accents are being told to 'posh up'

MPs urged to back holiday hunger bill

DfE under pressure to explain how Carillion collapse affects schools


Regional Top News This Week

Schools shake-up could tackle budget deficits and missing sponsors

Reassurances given over Carillion's contracts with schools

Ups and downs in the annual report from Northumberland's schools chief 

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12th January 2018

Top News This Week

Damian Hinds becomes new Secretary of State for Education

DfE refuses to name financially troubled academies paying £150,000 salaries

Thousands of teachers are on long-term stress leave, new figures reveal

White children more likely to suffer mental health issues, study finds

DfE launches new guidelines for Head Teacher recruitment

Botched computing test won't count towards final GCSE grades, Ofqual says

Primary schools are being asked to trial lessons in identifying 'fake news'

Justine Greening presses government to ensure sex education is taught in all schools

Lower grade boundaries for maths GCSE resit exam spark concern

NCTL can't be sure teacher training grants used correctly, warns auditor


Regional Top News This Week 

Children across North East set to miss out on Free School Meals 

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22nd December 2017

Top News This Week 

Education news in the Autumn Term: A Round Up

Education Policy Update: Papers released this term

SCHOOLS NorthEast Autumn Term update

Access to 'top' schools has become more unequal, finds research

Majority of Bright Tribe's £1m 'northern hub' funding spent on senior staff

DfE launches consultation into sex education in schools

AQA to review staff training after grade change debacle


Regional Top News of the Week 

SCHOOLS NorthEast backs sex and relationship educaton reforms

Hate crime to be tackled through power of words in County Durham schools

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15th December 2017

Top News This Week 

SCHOOLS NorthEast strongly backs new Social Mobility Plans

'Primary Schools should put best teachers in Reception', experts say

Ofsted Report 2017: The North East Outlook

Ofsted Report 2017: Their Focus for the Future

English primaries have biggest gap between highest and lowest performers in maths

Ofsted Report 2017: Primary and Secondary School Review

Primary School Performace Tables released

GCSE grade changes increase by 52%

More than 500 Primary Schools below floor target 


Regional Top News This Week

'There's much to like in the new Careers Strategy, but is it lacking in ambition and funding?'

Ofsted Report 2017: Secondary School standards fall in North East

Northumberland CC gives devolution deal the go-ahead

£4.5m grant to create extra school places for children in Northumberland 

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8th December 2017

Top News This Week 

Government launches Careers Strategy after pilot in North East

Government publishes mental health green paper for schools

DfE to target free schools in bottom-performing third of country

Bright Tribe in discussion over future of northern schools

Ofsted confirms changes to short inspections following consultation

40% of teachers can't identify a young carer in class

Unhappy teachers will take 10% pay cu to escape profession

More than 770,000 UK children 'don't have any books of their own'

Parents of summer born children will be allowed to start school aged five


Regional Top News of the Week 

How a £300m shake-up could help North East children access counselling at school

Top marks for Sunderland College in national league table

Northumberland is 'not good place for disadvantaged children to grow up'. 


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24th November 2017

Top News This Week

Autumn Budget 2017: SCHOOLS NorthEast's response

Ofsted Chair welcomes call for greater scrutiny of 'outstanding' schools

Children attempting suicide in order to access mental health care

Schools not up to the job of finding places for excluded pupils, warns academic

Girls 'better at co-operating on problems'

Forced academisation of primary schools is 'immoral'

Budget 2017: Greening will write to teacher pay body 'shortly'

DfE planning to spend £10m on Reception baseline test 


Regional Top News This Week 

Sunderland College inspires new generation of game developers 


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17th November 2017

Top News This Week 

Extra '50,000 pupils' eligible for free school meals under universal credit shake up

Unions set out five tests for next week's Budget

The Education Select Committee 14th November: A Round up

Two thirds of school leaders believe techer recruitment crisis will deepen over next two years

66% of school leaders aware of staff 'quitting prematurely' 

Dads must engage more with children's education, research suggests

Teaching Schoool Alliances miss 'cold spots' of struggling schools

Pupils being harmed by schools 'gaming' the system to climb league tables

School in Theresa May's constituency seeks £1 for pens


Regional Top News of the Week

'Alternative Provision is at breaking point - our most vulnerable have become the forgotten pupils'

Calls for North East to be part of £72 million education plan

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10th November 2017

Top News This Week

Lesson observations 'make no difference to pupils' results'

Government investigated 524 cases of SATs maladministration in 2016

SEND pupils 'pushed out' of mainstream schools, new data shows

Public Health England launches 'Rise Above' lesson plans for support in PSHE

School leaders pessimistic on school funding

Most people think politics should replace RE in schools, poll shows

'No unique formula' for high-performing MATs


Regional Top News This Week 

'The situation is critical': Schools will lose teaching talent without 5% pay hike, unions claim

Call for Government to invest more in technical skills 

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3rd November 2017

Top News This Week 

Institute for Teaching launches to create 'expert teachers'

Ofsted investigates inspection gaps at outstanding schools

Primary schools appeal against more than 15,000 KS2 reading test results

Read: SCHOOLS NorthEast Submission on Alternative Provision

Policy Exchange launches Curriculum materials survey

PE and Sports Premium doubles to £320 million

Greening pledges new support for flexible working in schools

Schools freed from 'scourge of Ofsted teaching style'


Regional Top News This Week

Could the North East get an Opportunity Area?

Bad teenage experiences scare parents away from child's school

Raspberry PI Funding available for North East schools

Northumberland County Council consulting on Draft Strategy for SEND 

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20th October 2017

Top News This Week 

'Alarming' number of schools accused of unofficially excluding SEND pupils

English school budgets facing 'breaking point', warn Head Teachers

Exam pressure fuels rise in Childline calls about mental health

Unauthorised absences up despite Government crackdown

Ofsted: 'Trainees don't understand safeguarding role.'

Teacher apprentices will be paid on unqualified scale


Regional Top News This Week

Summit 2017: Photos of the day

Summit 2017: Presentation slides now available

Read North East gets the region reading with thousands of free books

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13th October 2017

Top News This Week 

David Laws at SNE Summit: 'Success of North East schools less well known'

Ofsted review: 'Schools are narrowing the curriculum' 

North East schools succeed despite the loaded system

DfE to review 'disproportionate' exclusions of certain ethnicities

Head Teacher Boards - the results

David Laws at the Summit: '30 hours free childcare policy is nuts'

Summit 2017: Speaker Highlights

Ann Mroz at the Summit: 'Stick up for yourselves' 


Regional Top News This Week

SCHOOLS NorthEast calls for national parental engagement strategy

Grade rescaling hits North East Key Stage 4 progress

North East has the highest number of underperforming schools

Dr Becky Allen at the Summit: EBacc for the many, not the few 



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6th October 2017

Top News This Week 

Overhaul of Alternative Provision announced by Greening

Two universities to receive government funding to develop teacher ' degree apprenticeships'

Failure to find sponsors raises 'serious' questions of academisation law

SCHOOLS NorthEast Summit Programme announced

Chancellor urged to give funding lifeline to sixth forms and colleges

Ofqual: subject choices are guided by enjoyment over difficulty

No schools turned into academies as a result of 'coasting label'

Government delays land valuations which could see schools foot the bill

'Cut Pupil Premium if schools don't promote apprenticeships': Halforn

1 in 4 Northern schools with academy order fail to find broker within a year


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New cadet units in North East aim to boost social mobility

SCHOOLS NorthEast is looking for a Business Admin Apprentice



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29th September 2017

Top News This Week 

Agnew replaces Lord Nash as new Academies Minister

Labour lays down their education initiatives at Brighton Conference

Schools should not be afraid to promote British values, says Ofsted head

Rt Hon David Laws to speak at SCHOOLS NorthEast Summit 

The SCHOOLS North East Ofsted Event: A Snapshot

DfE's Chief Scientific Adviser leaves to work for Gove


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Vision for Education launches 'Attendance Hero' campaign

Sharing lessons from NE career benchmarks pilot with Spain

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21st September 2017

Top News This Week 

SCHOOLS NorthEast Summit

New Ofsted system would see schools graded 'good-ish', headteachers warn

Proportion of students taking arts subjects falls to lowest in decade

BBC Learning launch Mental Health video campaign


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International survey launched to find out how Primary teachers deal with pupil difficulties

Funding changes for schools fail to impress Head Teachers in Darlington

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15th September 2017

Top News This Week  

Ofsted Boss 'tears her hair out' over schools that still grade individual lessons

Full Education Committee line-up confirmed

Workload and government policy forcing teachers out, DfE research finds

One in five parents 'do not spend any time reading with their children' 


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SCHOOLS NorthEast comments on the pressure on schools to produce good exam results - leading to an increase in exclusions across County Durham 

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7th September 2017

Top News This Week 

Closing the Gap: Trends in Educational Attainment and Disadvantage

Increase in number of children 'not ready' to start school

Schools open doors to 'more unfilled teacher posts'


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First 'low-cost' private delays its opening 


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20th July 2017

Top News This Week

Year of firsts at SCHOOLS NorthEast

EBacc target reduced to 75% following consultation

Government to respond to consultation on 'secure fit' writing test model

Former Schools Minister announced for SNE Summit


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Emmanuel Schools Foundation appoints new Chief Executive


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13 July 2017

Top News This Week
Have your say on Ofsted short inspections
SCHOOLS NorthEast welcomes new trustee
Commission makes 6 key recommendations to tackle educational inequality
Halfon elected Chair of the Education Select Committee

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New multi-academy trust launches in Newcastle

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6 July 2017

Top News This Week
Big increase in pupils achieving 'expected standard' in KS2 SATs
Government needs to find £1.3 billion more for schools, says think tank
DfE ministerial briefs announced, whilst former ministers vie for committee chair
Year of exciting changes at SCHOOLS NorthEast topped off with office move

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Newcastle schools could fine parents of pupils who arrive late

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23 June 2017

Top News This Week
School Business Managers set MASSIVE Goals at SBM Conference
Grammar school proposals missing from Queen's Speech
Queen's Speech 2017: SCHOOLS NorthEast response
Top honours for North East school leaders

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Study suggests that hungry Newcastle kids are costing teacher 45 minutes of lesson time a day

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15 June 2017

Top News This Week
Mini reshuffle at the DfE
Ofsted proposes changes to short inspections
North East has the most pupils offered first preference school
School leaders urge Government to do more on mental health

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NHS advice for those affected by the Manchester Arena terror incident

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9 June 2017 - Election Special

Top News This Week
2017 General Election: The results
What can schools expect from a minority government?
Schools must ratchet up fight for funding amid chaos of hung parliament
Healthy MindED mental health commission holds first conference

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Appeal for more time on future of school

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25 May 2017

Top News This Week
Researchers weigh in on free school breakfasts costs
Healthy MindED Conference programme announced
Science teachers most likely to leave profession, according to DfE data
Parliamentary candidates sign up to school leaders' priorities

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New mental health resource for young people in North Tyneside

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18 May 2017

Top News This Week
2017 General Election: main parties pledge more mental health support in schools
Conservative Manifesto: 'The world's great meritocracy' education pledges
Lib Dem Manifesto: education pledges 'Put children first'
Labour Manifesto: 'For the many, not the few' education pledges

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Heads urge parliamentary candidates to tackle funding crisis

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11 May 2017

Top News This Week
IFS calculates free school meals promise would cost £950m
Labour announces plans for a National Education Service
Liberal Democrats pledge £7bn to protect education funding
Unions call for the complete removal of asbestos in schools by 2028

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Five Northumberland schools could become a MAT

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4 May 2017

Top News This Week
Conservative backbenchers urge Theresa May to scrap National Funding Formula
Schools strugle to provide adequate time and resources for pupils' well-being
Healthy MindED holds training session for evidence-based model
The 13 ways MPs want primary tests improved

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SCHOOLS NorthEast welcomes new supporters
How will Sunderland schools benefit from a £3m windfall?

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27 April 2017

Top News This Week
Sponsor capacity to need ratio in the North amongst the lowest, report finds
Free school policy 'incoherent and poor value for money'
Mental health commission announces first regional conference
SCHOOLS NorthEast analysis brought up in Parliament funding debate

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Academy at Shotton Hall announced as one of six new research schools

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6 April 2017

Top News This Week
Supreme Court rules against term-time holidays
Government officially launches apprenticeship levy
EEF publishes findings on pilot projects for innovative teaching and learning
Spring-term Ofsted briefings: Concerns around off-rolling pupils

Regional Top News This Week
Exceptional Stockton student one of just 150 UK sixth formers to be chosen for US study place

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30 March 2017

Top News This Week
300-strong audience at first SCHOOLS NorthEast Regional Governance Conference
New literacy campaign launched in theNorth East
Mental health service for schools in Newcastle discontinued
Education Secretary Justine Greening proposes scrapping KS1 SATs

Regional Top News This Week
Sales and demolition lined up for Northumberland schools
North East schools receive KS2 congratulatory letters

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23 March 2017

Top News This Week
North East schools forced to ask parents to help fill funding blackhole
SCHOOLS NorthEast responds to stage 2 of the NFF consultation
About 1,000 schools in England 'at risk of cuts well in to next decade'
SCHOOLS NorthEast Patron’s Dinner celebrates education in the region

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39 Darlington school heads send letters to parents urging them to lobby Government over cash crisis
New NET Chief Executive announced

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16 March 2017

Top News This Week
MPs show great deal of interest in mental health commission launched by SCHOOLS NorthEast
Schools' guide to apprenticeship reforms: what you need to know
Government tightens school exclusion guidance to clear up 'confusion'
Two Sunderland Heads gave evidence to MPs on school buildings

Regional Top News This Week
North East LEP careers lead named Career Educator of the Year
North East Knight takes lead on BIG PIE Friday Challenge for schools

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9 March 2017

Top News This Week
Budget 2017: the key points
Experts present brand new research at North East evidence-based education conference
Ofsted can’t rule out “unintentional influence” in otherwise consistent double inspections
Inspectors asked not to request predicted grades for new exams as they are "a very imprecise science"

Regional Top News This Week
North East college invited to join national skills policy debate
Tees Businesses’ £20K Boost For Charities and Schools

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2 March 2017

Top News This Week
Hammond must use first Budget to fill funding blackhole in schools
Schools to benefit from £415m to transform facilities and encourage healthy lifestyles
MAT performance, accountability and expansion questioned by MPs
Speakers announced for SCHOOLS NorthEast evidence-based education conference

Regional Top News This Week
Funding changes could lead to schools in County Durham becoming 'financially unviable'

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16 February 2017

Top News This Week
MPs urge Government to prove how new grammar schools will close the gap, calling them an "unnecessary distraction"
Lack of compulsory sex education in academies and free schools “a ticking time bomb”, says LGA
North East schools advised on careers guidance best practice by experts at FutureReady 2017
Education Secretary Justine Greening promises QTS won’t be scrapped, during conference speech

Regional Top News This Week
School's "world-class" status a first for region
County Durham school pupil is fifth winner of top prize

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8 February 2017

Top News This Week
Northern Powerhouse think tank says improving secondary education in the North is top priority
Arts not at odds with the EBacc, says free schools charity
Body cameras on trial in English schools
Schools call on MPs to fight ‘grossly unfair’ Progress 8

Regional Top News This Week
Young teachers to lobby Shadow Education Secretary at union event in Newcastle
Parents launch fight to save Northumberland school


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2 February 2017

Top News This Week
Nick Gibb " comfortable" with how schools handle cost pressures
Government abandons year 3 phonics check after trial prompts workload concerns
Speakers announced for regional careers guidance conference
Working class disadvantage follows from school through to the professions

Regional Top News This Week
SCHOOLS NorthEast welcomes new supporters
MP to hand Newton Aycliffe pupils' petition for GCSE ‘equality’ to parliament
New Principal at Thorp Academy

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26 January 2017

Top News This Week
Ofsted downgraded more than half of North East schools during section 5 inspections this academic year
Tougher Ofsted guidance could be drawn up for better careers advice in schools
Strong start for first schools-led commission into pupils’ mental health
SCHOOLS NorthEast submits evidence to the inquiry into children and young people’s mental health

Regional Top News This Week
Ministerial visit to Gateshead College as part of new industrial strategy

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19 January 2017

Top News This Week
North East schools to get greater share of funding - up 0.0058%!
Education Secretary announces 6 new opportunity areas
Region’s school-led mental health commission announces members
Looking to build links with businesses? Sign up to the regional careers conference

Regional Top News This Week
Closed Sunderland school gained top results in final year as performance tables released

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12 January 2017

Top News This Week
The North East of England has the lowest proportion of coasting primary schools in the country
Mental health first aid training to be offered to all secondary schools
Councils given £4.2m funding boost to tackle ‘remaining challenges’ in SEND reforms
More than 200 to attend Regional Governance Conference

Regional Top News This Week
Disappointment after government ‘reject’ £46m schools investment programme
Teaching assistants and council back at the negotiating table

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5 January 2017

Top News This Week
School Leaders in the region should join forces to libby for better funding
New Year's Honours list 2017
Mental Health Commission in the North East sees official launch
How tough is recruitment? Responses needed for Government lobby

Regional Top News This Week
School staff get the Royal seal of approval at national awards ceremony
Closure-threatened primary school set to become an academy

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15 December 2016

Top News This Week
How the National Funding Formula will affect North East Schools
North East primary schools vie with London for best in class title
New funding formula fails ‘fairness’ test, as £3bn cuts loom over school budgets
'Schools that work for everyone': SCHOOLS NorthEast consultation response

Regional Top News This Week
Welcome to the SCHOOLS NorthEast network
Funding boost for outreach programme
RGS Newcastle announces new Head
Schoolchildren say FA paper on football treats them like 'brainless baby Barbies'

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8 December 2016

Top News This Week
Childrren's Commissioner launches 'Growing Up North' inquiry into children's life prospects
Bright Tribe no longer sponsoring The Durham Federation
How tough is recruitment? Responses needed for Government lobby
Government scraps National Teaching Service

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Minister praises Chester-le-Street primary school for early years reading results
North East schools ranked in The Sunday Times School Guide

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1 December 2016

Top News This Week
Over 9 in 10 Children in the North East are in either Good or Outstanding primaries
New funding to improve schools and drive up standards announced by Justine Greening
Government-commissioned review of Tees Valley recommends college mergers and joint venture trust
Level 3 EY educator: GCSE requirements consultation – SCHOOLS NorthEast response

Regional Top News This Week
RGS wins top award at prestigious TES Independent School Awards
North East schools in Sunday Times top of best in the country

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24 November 2016

Top News This Week
Northern Powerhouse Schools Strategy published
Almost half of “deteriorating” primaries improved their Ofsted judgment despite poor progress
Long-term FSM pupils in new Opportunity Areas 20+ months behind peers
SCHOOLS NorthEast review of Northern Powerhouse Schools Strategy

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Durham TA strike: Unions urge council to settle dispute as staff join picket lines

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17 November 2016

Top News This Week
Government should "mandate" schools in Northumberland to take part in the improvement programmes
Green Paper consultation: please complete this quick survey
Huge amount of interest” in school’s vacancies since using regional jobs board
Do Early Years Educators need GCSEs in Maths and English?

Regional Top News This Week
Nursery schools in North East face massive funding cuts which could have a 'devastating impact'
Number of male teachers is lowest in the North-East

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10 November 2016

Top News This Week
White working-class British boys: amongst the lowest performing every year for the past decade
STA deemed “broadly” fit for purpose, despite “lack of strategy and oversight”
Grammar schools will have to demonstrate how they’ll improve the “social mix”
Northern primary schools are least likely to be coasting

Regional Top News This Week
Chemical at Ponteland school to be blown up by bomb squad after fears it could be unsafe

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3 November 2016

Top News This Week
Return of the Grammar School?
Current system of primary assessment “not fit for purpose”, say North East school leaders
More children in need in the North East than anywhere else in England, but the gap is narrowing
MPs call out Government's 'failure to address' inadequate careers guidance

Regional Top News This Week
Bible created by North East school children set to be presented to the Pope

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20 October 2016

Top News This Week
Justine Greening sets out new primary assessment plans
Education Committee Primary Assessment Inquiry: your thoughts
Gateshead pupils rank 8th nationally in EYFSP score
SCHOOLS NorthEast Summit 2016 footage

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Opportunities for North East young people get boost at House of Lords event
Bede Community Primary reports increased attainment through use of tech in the classroom

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14 October 2016

Top News This Week
SUMMIT 2016 - Highlights from the biggest annual gathering of Head Teachers in the North East
Dame Sue Bailey announced as Chair of schools-led mental health commission
Middlesbrough school and World record holder team up to climb to the top
North East schools display worst Progress 8 scores nationally

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Twelve North East schools lauded for changing lives
Baroness Grey-Thompson helps pupils go the extra mile

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6 October 2016

Top News This Week
Conservative Party Conference 2016 - SCHOOLS NorthEast Summary
Schools Week announced as official Summit media partners
Changes at the RSC North office
Exclusions in Middlesbrough rise by more than 300% since 2013

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Management team members have been suspended at Teesside special schools
Modern foreign languages course launch

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29 September 2016

Top News This Week
National campaign against grammar school plans launched at Labour Party Conference
Plans underway for new strategy to improve Middlesbrough schools
Education Select Committee launches inquiry into primary assessment
Teaching assistants to be balloted on strike action in County Durham

Regional Top News This Week
Grindon Hall school founders resign fearing it will "lose its Christian ethos"
School's careers programme proves successful one year on

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22 September 2016

Top News This Week
Ofsted grades for Northern Powerhouse schools “far too closely linked to APS on entry”, Sir Nick Weller tells North East Heads
Newcastle United and Kenton Academy Trust team up in”biggest wave of free schools”
Rebrokered academies given 3-year Ofsted grace period
'The North is being neglected', says Sir Michael Wilshaw

Regional Top News This Week
Plans unveiled for multi-million pound Morpeth First School on County Hall site
Welcoming new SCHOOLS NorthEast partners

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15 September 2016

Top News This Week
Educational Excellence Everywhere white paper will go ahead, Justine Greening confirms
PM and Labour leader in heated PMQs debate over grammar schools plans
Education Secretary tells MPs parent governor role won't be scrapped
'Schools that work for everyone' consultation overview

Regional Top News This Week
Durham County Council improves offer to teaching assistants
Middlesbrough Mayor hits out at 'worst place to live' report
North East MPs warn education secretary of threat to school funding

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8 September 2016

Top News This Week
SCHOOLS NorthEast is delighted to confirm that the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Education, will be giving the keynote speech at Summit 2016.
No “winners and losers” in new grammar schools plans
Gateshead in top ten best performing LA areas at SATs
Free online portal to be launched for marked exam scripts

Regional Top News This Week
North East MEPs seek schools' views on regional Brexit plan
Percentage of North East pupils securing university places hits new high
North East schools buck the trend as GCSE top grades fall dramatically

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A-level results day 2016

Percentage of North East pupils securing university places hits new high
A-level results - regional breakdown
North East success stories

Durham Johnston Comprehensive School / Wolsingham Sixth Form
Royal Grammar School, Newcastle / Churchill Community College
Carmel College / Ponteland High School
George Stephenson High School / Kenton School
Northumberland CofE Academy / Dame Allen's School
Newcastle High School for Girls

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14 July 2016

Top News This Week
Justine Greening MP appointed as the new Secretary of State for Education
New PM must tackle North East poverty as region becomes the free school meals capital of England
MAT inquiry: Academy trust CEOs give evidence to education committee
End of term note from SCHOOLS NorthEast Director Mike Parker

Regional Top News This Week
Ponteland schools to get two-tier education system despite objection of parents
Newcastle College staff face redundancy as around 100 posts set to be the axed
North East Deputy Head wins prestigious national STEM award

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7 July 2016

Top News This Week
SCHOOLS NorthEast ensures schools concerns are heard in Westminter
Ofsted should downgrade schools for inadequate careers ed, new Commons report suggests
Academy trusts 'no better than councils', new Education Policy Institute league tables research finds
New short inspections “a proven success”, Senior HMI tells SCHOOLS NorthEast delegates

Regional Top News This Week
Hartlepool school is first in country to get prestigious award
Region wide teacher subject specialism training courses

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30 June 2016

Top News This Week
Record levels of children in outstanding or good schools
North East MP Pat Glass resigns as Shadow Education Secretary
Highest teacher leaving rate in a decade, according to school workforce analysis
Proposed new Ofsted Chief grilled by MPs during Education Committee ‘interview’

Regional Top News This Week
North East nursery named school of the year at 2016 TES Awards
Summer Term Ofsted Briefings: Meeting SEND requirements
Cultural education in every school programme

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24 June

Top News This Week
SCHOOLS NorthEast SBM Conference a huge success!
Brexit: Vote to leave the EU will delay education policies, union says
Poor pupils 'are still let down', warns Ofsted chief
NUT votes to hold one-day strike

Regional Top News This Week
North Tyneside Council Seeks Clarification on Education Plans
Tall Ships Youth Trust announces new Summer Voyage

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16 June 2016

Top News This Week
Education heavyweights give evidence on MATs to Education Committee
Sponsors lose control of 119 failing academies
One in six families misses top secondary school choice
Queen's 90th Birthday Honours: North East recipients for services to education

Regional Top News This Week
North East Teaching Schools ‘Righting’ the School Improvement System at Annual Conference
Newcastle City Council to appoint education chief to improve schools' standards
Fears over shortage of school places in Northumberland town
South Tyneside has 5th lowest number of students taking A-levels locally, report claims

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9 June 2016

Top News This Week
Sir David Carter to speack at Summit 2016
Problems with education and skills “the thorn in Tees Valley’s side”, report concludes
Uncertainty over the effectiveness of costly incentives for prospective teachers
'Cash shortage for special educational needs' support

Regional Top News This Week
Hartlepool FE College 2nd best apprenticeship provider in the country

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27 May 2016

Top News This Week
Exam review changes draw criticism from profession
Future of education – white paper and academisation
Government teacher recruitment schemes delay fuels teacher shortage concerns
Northern schools greatly underfunded despite high levels of disadvantage

Regional Top News This Week
Gateshead school closed after 'exotic spider' bites female teacher
Police swoop on two North East schools after bomb threats are made
Plans for Ponteland two-tier school system move a step closer

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19 May 2016

Top News This Week
North East schools spent £150m on supply staff, raising concerns over recruitment & retention
Gov't uncompromising on school attendance rules after father's term-time holiday win
Queen's Speech: New bill confirms plan to target unviable councils
SCHOOLS NorthEast is recruiting for two new roles!

Regional Top News This Week
Schools wanted for North East LEP Enterprise Adviser programme
Excelsior pupils get front row seats for Angelina Jolie BBC speech

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12 May 2016

Top News This Week
"Shambolic" education U-turns distracting North East schools from raising standards
‘Rogue marker’ leaked Sats test paper the day before exams
Nicky Morgan to define ‘underperforming’ councils with consultation and vote
SCHOOLS NorthEast announces Ofsted Summer Term briefings

Regional Top News This Week
Shadow Home Secretary visits North East School
Dyke House principal to take up dual academy role
Woolsingham School the first in the region to achieve UNESCO associated status
Northumberland school told find academy sponsor or close

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5 May 2016

Top News This Week
97% of North East teachers who move jobs stay within the region
DfE axes Natasha Devon's Mental Health Champion role
SCHOOLS NorthEast response re: parental boycott of KS1 Sats
Head Teachers could take ‘industrial action’ against academisation

Regional Top News This Week
Ponteland parents launch rallying call in a bid to block schools shake up
SCHOOLS NorthEast welcomes newest partners and supporters
Northern Education Trust makes new key appointment

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28 April 2016

Top News This Week
North East MPs grill Nicky Morgan over academy plans
Parents plan to take children out of school for a day in protest of difficult Sats exams
Achieving Excellence Areas – implications for the North East
Children in care 'too often denied mental health treatment'

Regional Top News This Week
Durham TAs feel 'worthless' after council threatens to terminate contracts
Ponteland school saved from closure as it gets academy approval

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21 April 2016

Top News This Week
Schools reap benefits of new regional teacher recruitment drive
Sats spelling exam accidentally published months ago as practice paper
DfE rejects MPs' call for more RSC accountability

Regional Top News This Week
The RSC's vision for education in the North of England
North East parents to pull kids out of school in protest at tougher curriculum
Aycliffe school Head Jeremy Gargan quits over academies plan

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14 April 2016

Top News This Week
White Paper amendment kills Opposition motion in HoC session
Analysis of Spring term Ofsted inspections
Academisation angst over the break
PM rejects claims of removing parent governors

Regional Top News This Week
School places crisis heading for the North East as demand grows
County Durham TAs 'to reject' council's revised offer over contract

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24 March 2016

Top News This Week
The White Paper and academisation: implications and options event
North East school recruitment portal sees rapid growth
DfE unveils baffling coasting schools definition

Regional Top News This Week
Newcastle protest against academy plans
North East SCITT named best in the country

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17 March 2016

Top News This Week - Budget 2016 Special
£20m/year strategy to improve North schools
Sugar levy tax to be reinvested in school sports
SCHOOLS NorthEast response to Budget education announcements
Budget 2016 'black hole' in academy plan, claims Labour

Regional Top News This Week
SCHOOLS NorthEast Patron's Dinner 2016 round-up and photos
SCHOOLS NorthEast welcomes newest partners and supporters
Chronicle Teach First campaign hailed a success

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10 March 2016

Top News This Week
School funding reform must redress £45m blackhole that stifles pupil progress across the North East
Ofqual exam re-mark review: SCHOOLS NorthEast response
Clarification on KS 1&2 assessment published following teaching unions backlash
North East pupils turn BBC journos for the day

Regional Top News This Week
Ofsted's National Lead for Governance says no school website that she inspected is "fully compliant"
Mayoral candidate calls for greater support for North East schools
Newcastle girls 'Walk the World' to help girls in poorest countries go to school

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3 March 2016

Top News This Week
RSC’s role unclear and relationship with Ofsted a bit tense
School Minister announces 'phonics roadshows' to improve reading skills
North East school leaders hear from HMIs in Spring Term Briefing
Teaching profession needs to be talked up amid recruitment crisis concerns

Regional Top News This Week
North East schools 'particularly encouraged' to take part in EEF trial
Unions call for assurances over jobs after two Tyneside colleges reveal plans to merge resources
Newcastle support centre for autistic students in line to win national award
Academy chain casts its net in Haltwhistle

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25 February 2016

Top News This Week
Education and Adoption Bill completes passage through Parliament
Education and Adoption Bill: 200 schools face immediate intervention
Northern Powerhouse will ‘splutter and die’ if education in the North is not excellent
DfE agrees to change deadline for primary assessment after unions' ultimatum

Regional Top News This Week
Primary School STEM Competition launching next month
Struggling Hartlepool schools ‘improving’ after featuring on list of shame
Alnwick Head's view on two-tier school structure

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11 February 2016

Top News This Week
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan confirmed main speaker at SNE Summit 2016
North East careers conference deemed a great success
England’s biggest academy chain hits out at Ofsted after damning report
New regional recruitment portal sees successful launch

Regional Top News This Week
New £30m 'super school' to tackle Newcastle's pupil places shortage approved
Investigation into alleged malpractice during academy GCSEs completed
Student receives Lord Glenamara Prize for academic success and raising mental health awareness

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3 February 2016

Top News This Week
North East education will improve with more academies, says Nicky Morgan
Social mobility problems in coastal & rural communities challenge N-S divide
DfE axes infant free school meals support grant

Regional Top News This Week
A 'truly wonderful man and exceptional teacher' - tributes to Darlington tutor Brian Hunter

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28 January 2016

Top News This Week
Recuritment Portal goes LIVE
School leadership recruitment most challenging in deprived areas
Schools face years of 'highly challenging' budgets, says senior DfE official
Head who sent parents letter about school runs in pyjamas writes for SCHOOLS NorthEast

Regional Top News This Week
Darlington Head asks parents not to wear pyjamas to drop off their child
Parents make plans to save Sunderland school from closure

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21 January 2016

Top News This Week
How the North East ranked in the revised GCSE league table
RSCs are a ‘pragmatic approach’, but transparency needs to improve, inquiry finds
Middlesbrough Ofsted letter 'demoralising to teachers'
Progress 8 pilots published for first time

Regional Top News This Week
Primary education in Middlesbrough branded 'weak' by Ofsted Chief
Sunderland High School to close due to low pupil numbers

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15 January 2016

Top News This Week
SCHOOLS NorthEast launches Ofsted regional events series
Character education on the agenda in PM's 'assault on poverty' social reforms
New Commission on Inequality in Education reveals large regional disparities
Fragmented school places system 'harms education'

Regional Top News This Week
Middlesbrough school partially closed until Monday due to safety fears
School awarded for approach to disadvantaged pupils

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7 January 2016

Top News This Week
Jobs in Schools | North East - to launch 25 January 2016
New academy hub for areas with "significant educational challenges" in the North East
Education Secretary announces times tables tests for 11 year-olds will pilot this summer
North East Honours for people working in education and children's services 2016

Regional Top News This Week
New Principal while colleges await merger decision

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17 December 2015

Top News This Week
End if term note from SCHOOLS NorthEast
New school recruitment portal launches in January
Lords defeated on Education Bill changes
RSCs no longer judged by no. of academies in their area

Regional Top News This Week
Term round-up
School supply teacher spending rockets by 27% in two years
Sir David Carter as next national schools commissioner

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10 December 2015

Top News This Week
Almost 4 in 5 school leaders struggle to recruit
Redcar & Cleveland fifth in top performing LAs
North East Heads urged to take part in Ofqual open consultation
SCHOOLS NorthEast welcomes mental health investment to pilot in Sunderland

Regional Top News This Week
Hartlepool Head Teacher in shorts all year for charity
Blyth pupils take part in first ever careers fair

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3 December 2015

Top News This Week
Schools back Ofsted's call for London-style education improvement in the North
Lord Nash says DfE has plans to "resource up" the RSCs next year
Ofsted's Annual Report: the key points
Nick Gibb on implementing the new NRTs

Regional Top News This Week
Newcastle City Council education chief left post
Bringing the business world and school environment together
County Durham Pupils get career-ready

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26 November 2015

Top News This Week
Fair national school funding formula would bring £46.5m windfall
Ofqual Chair meets North East heads
North East Ofsted Director brands education in Newcastle as 'weak'
Ofqual: SCHOOLS NorthEast is a catalyst for change

Regional Top News This Week
Fairer funding for Northumberland schools, Hexham MP demands
Ouseburn Learning Trust give Children's Hospital a fundraising boost

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19 November 2015

Top News This Week
Exam re-marks could get tougher
Anti-Bullying Week: Bullying in schools can lead to mental health issues
How deep is the North East teacher recruitment crisis?
Anti-Bullying Week: Decline in number of bullied pupils

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North Shore Academy head resigns as probe continues into concerns over GCSEs
Teaching assistant scoops Breakfast Club Hero Award

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13 November 2015

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Four Northumberland Schools to close
Striking North-South divide shown in mapped GCSEs
Heads share best practice for poverty proofing the school
New National Teaching Service "sticking plaster on teacher shortage

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Morpeth pupils get special mention in Nick Gibb's speech
Pupils build on career knowledge by creating 'Space Hotel'

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5 November 2015

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£10 million campaign to boost literacy in North East Primary Schools
Academy hubs to be set up in the North East
SCHOOLS NorthEast comment on KS1 national tests plans
CALL FOR EVIDENCE: Primary Assessment

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Rickleton Primary pupils introduced to life in engineering
Sponsor charged with driving up educational standards in Northumberland
School opens Science Lab to experiment beyond curriculum

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22 October 2015

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Ofqual Chief to meet North East Heads
Coasting school definition out for consultation
Middlesbrough has highest rate of persistent absentees, DfE stats show
Northern Education Trust makes five new appointments

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Summit 2015: Feedback and survey winners announced
Northumberland academy featured in Combating Isolation report
Durham University student on online cross-age peer tuition

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16 October 2015

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Sir Michael Wilshaw praises North East for "uniquely strong collective identity
The Power of Collective Ambition
Vision for 2020

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SCHOOLS NorthEast Summit: Worrying surge in youngsters self-harming, conference hears

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9 October 2015

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SCHOOLS NorthEast submits exam board evidence to Education Select Committe
Conservative Party Conference 2015: Five Lessons
Conservative Party Conference 2015: the future of a Regional School Challenge

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Grindon Hall free school facing sponsor takeover
'Walk on Wednesdays' to school campaign aims to boost kids' health

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1 October 2015

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North East tops national average of 16 and 17 year-olds  in education or training
Skills framework needed for schools and businesses
Britain's first astronaut to launch new STEM initiative at High Tunstall College

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Schools delegation meets MP
#OperationFriday in full force to boost attendance at Kenton
Government praise for Hartlepool early learning

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24 September 2015

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Fewer coasting schools in the North than in any other region
E.D. Hirsch - one academic's influence on British Education
North East MP urges Chancellor to maintain funding for infants' free school meals

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The Journal launches campaign to tackle North East skills gap
Grindon Hall free school making 'reasonable progress'
Darlington one of 10 LA areas with best phonics improvement
Newcastle primary 'Mantle of the Expert' training school

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17 September 2015

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Shadow Cabinet Reshuffle: New Shadow Education Secretary Appointed
Free schools: should parents have the right to trigger Heads' sacking?
Education Select Committe evidence session with Sir Michael Wilshaw

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Concerns over maths GCSE spark probe into Stockton school

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10 September 2015

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Reception Year pupils in the North East are underachieving and at high health risk
First Mental Health Champion for schools will speak at SCHOOLS NorthEast Summit
Key Stage 3: The Wasted Years? Ofsted report on the effectiveness of secondary teaching
Nicky Morgan asks business leaders to join the 'schools revolution'

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Gateshead MP believes free schools to be a "vanity project"

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3 September 2015

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North East KS2 pupils amongst best in the country
Prime Minister announces 18 new free schools
Sharp rise in parent prosecutions for term-time holidays

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Highest rate of improvement at GCSE
North East topped the national A-level exams pass rate

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A-Level Result Special Update 2015

North East tops national A-Level pass rate
New trends in subject take-up
North-South divide for pass rates and top grades?
Wider comment

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