Dear school staff,
We have now reached the end of another academic year. How time flies in education! Before you disappear into the summer holiday for a well deserved break, I wanted to offer my deepest and most sincere thanks for the amazing job that you and your staff have done throughout 2022-23.
The first ever Northern Leaders Trust’s Community Champion Awards have proved a massive success, with seven outstanding young people, all from Newcastle schools, each picking up an award.
Year 7 pupils from Marske are looking to the future with high aspirations thanks to links forged between Errington Primary School in Marske and Prior Pursglove College in Guisborough which are both academies in Tees Valley Collaborative Trust.
Education ministers took departmental questions in the House of Commons this week. Shadow Education Secretary, Bridget Philipson MP, asked about the settling of the strikes and disputes over pay.
Cleves Cross Primary and Nursery School celebrated their 50th anniversary by inviting staff, parents and pupils with a connection to the school to an open afternoon event on Monday 3rd July. Staff had found a collection of photos and created a gallery for people to try and spot themselves, friends and teachers.
Congratulations to St Aidan’s Catholic Academy in Sunderland, which is part of Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust for achieving an ‘Outstanding’ rating in their most recent Ofsted inspection.
The PTA of Walbottle Village Primary School organised a colour-run obstacle course as a way of saying thank you to the pupils for all their hard work over the past year.
Endeavour Academy in Durham have been recognised at the Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT) Awards for their students’ outstanding research into children’s mental health.
Bridgewater Primary School has partnered with the charity Healthworks to create a new recipe book called ‘Air Fry and Eat Well’ that has been inspired by a project to drive down the energy costs for Scotswood residents.
The Department for Education has offered a 6.5% teacher pay rise nationally with ASCL, NEU, NASUWT and NAHT recommending to members that they accept the pay award with ballots being set up for the last weeks of July.
Schools North East sent out the final ‘State of the Region’ survey this term. The survey is conducted regularly across this academic year. We ask the same set of core questions every term to get a snapshot of the situation in North East schools, tracking developments across the academic year.
Churchill Community College secured funding from Schools North East’s partnership with the Community Foundation to engage their pupils in a variety of extracurricular activities in order to achieve the Pledge Award.