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As part of a wider internal overhaul, dubbed “Future DfE”, the North East will become its own RSC region, as eight RSC regions will become nine.

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North East schools react to Covid restrictions being lifted

The Prime Minister’s statement this week that the final Covid restrictions could be lifted a full month earlier than previously announced has been met with mixed reactions by schools in the North East.

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'Do we have a mental health epidemic among young people?' asks select committee chair
The House of Commons’ education committee held a session on mental health on Tuesday, as part of Children’s Mental Health Week. Giving evidence: Lord O’Donnell, Lord Layard, Catherine Roche, and Mouhssin Ismail.

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NNoSS writes letter to Secretary of State regarding Schools Supplementary Grant

Following the SSG announcement NNoSS, NAHE and CST have written a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Education seeking clarification for special, hospital and alternative provision settings.

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Currently 109 live vacancies. Visit the jobs portal here.

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Will ‘levelling up’ create better opportunities for our children?

 Alan Hardie, CEO at Northumberland Church of England Academy Trust

Schools North East Spring Term Board Meeting

Schools North East is governed by our trustees and advisory board of 49 school leaders, representing all phases (including early years), types (maintained, academy, independent and special/AP), and Local Authorities in the region. The briefing covers the Spring term advisory board meeting discussions on the operational and strategic challenges. The meeting took place on the 2nd February 2022.

Read the full briefing here.

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Come along to the Ednorth Advocate event on Wednesday 9th March at the Durham Centre! 

If you're passionate about pedagogy, you could be an Ednorth Advocate.

This latest event is a chance to network with teachers from across the region and find out more about the Ednorth programme.

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A conference designed to support school governors, Chairs, Vice Chairs and school leaders by ensuring that they are kept up to date on the latest policies, practices, and procedures. This event is taking place virtually on 16th & 17th February 2022.

View the full Conference Programme here

Education Employment Roundup  

Date: Wednesday 2nd March
Location: Online


Join us for the second webinar in our annual School Business Management webinar series - 'Education Employment Roundup'

We will be joined by Jill Donabie a Partner in the Employment & Education Team at Muckle LLP.


Annual Academies Conference 2022

Date: Thursday 3rd March
Location: St James' Park

The fifth annual Schools North East Academies conference brings together around 250+ senior leaders from academies and MATs from across the region and beyond.

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Curriculum Conference

Date: Thursday 31st March
Location: Beacon of Light

Join us at this year's conference to hear from a range of practitioners, academic experts and colleagues from North East schools share best practice on the subject of curriculum.

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Northern Celebration of Education 2022

Apply to be a speaker today!

You don't have to be an expert! We are looking for anyone who has a keenness to share what works for them in their classrooms and schools.



Date & Time: Wednesday 9th March
9am - 12pm
Location: The Durham Centre

Join Ednorth at the upcoming Advocate event, where you can network with colleagues and find out more about the programme.

Annual Conference

Date: 28th April 2022
Location: Nottingham Forest Football Ground

Join NNoSS at the annual conference, with Keynote Speaker Carrie Grant, as well as practical workshops and networking opportunities.



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  Energy bills force schools into staff cuts 'gamble'

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  EPI blasts government’s ‘decade of failure’ on disadvantage gap
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  Pupils in England reluctant to return to school after lockdown, says report
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  The new behaviour guidance: what you need to know
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FREE online Early Reading event with Kirsty Godfrey, HMI
Date: 1st March 2022
Time: 4-5.30pm
To book your place for updates and advice on early reading, click here

Kirsty Godfrey, HMI, will address the possible impact of Covid-19 on pupils’ reading and the implications for addressing gaps in learning.
She will also discuss the monitoring inspections and how inspectors evaluate reading.


Express Yourself
North East Festival of Languages 
Date: 1st - 31st March
Click here for the full 'What's On?' programme 


Express Yourself North East Festival of Languages is a celebration of the diverse languages, cultures and communities in the North East and our connections with the world. There are lots of free activities, events and resources for schools and communities to get involved with from February and throughout the Festival in March.


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