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Survey results revealed: What’s the national picture of special, hospital and alternative provision funding?

Survey results revealed: What’s the national picture of special, hospital and alternative provision funding? (16th February, 2024)

As part of our commitment to understanding the current landscape of all factors affecting education in the North East and beyond, we regularly orchestrate roundtable events and surveys specific to topical challenges. Together with The National Network of Special Schools for School Business Professionals (NNoSS), a network facilitated by Schools North East, we amplify the voices of those working in the specialist sector across the length and breadth of the country.

From local roots to global reach: Thornhill Academy takes flight with International Schools Award

From local roots to global reach: Thornhill Academy takes flight with International Schools Award (16th February, 2024)

We’re only six weeks into 2024 and already this Sunderland school has achieved something huge! Thornhill Academy, a proud member of Consilium Academies, recently announced its accreditation with the prestigious International Schools Award. This fantastic recognition emphasises the school’s dedication to building international awareness and understanding among its students. Well done to everyone involved; a brilliant step in a brilliant direction.

Revolutionising wellbeing: Evolve Academy champions children's mental health beyond February

Revolutionising wellbeing: Evolve Academy champions children's mental health beyond February (16th February, 2024)

Last week we recognised the all-important Children’s Mental Health Week, and the powerful effects of the North East’s efforts are still being felt now! Evolve Academy, a pioneering alternative provision school, showed true dedication to making a significant impact during this crucial time. With this year's theme being 'My Voice Matters,' the school went above and beyond to spotlight the critical work needed to support young people's mental health. And it’s no secret that this support really is needed!

From Campus Champion to National Hero: Sunderland professor officially awarded MBE

From Campus Champion to National Hero: Sunderland professor officially awarded MBE (16th February, 2024)

Let’s give three very big, loud and royal cheers for the University of Sunderland’s Professor Lynne McKenna, who has just been officially awarded an MBE for her services to education! During an investiture ceremony at the one-and-only Windsor Castle on 6 February, Professor McKenna was presented with her award by the Princess Anne.

Yes, a crowning glory that’s totally, totally deserved… and a huge win for the North East!