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Last month, SCHOOLS NorthEast made a call for evidence to secondary schools, as we investigated Head Teachers’ concerns around exam boards. The response was fantastic and your stories were the subject of an evidence document which SCHOOLS NorthEast submitted to the Education Select Committee.

On 14 October, the Committee held an Evidence Session with Ofqual's Chief Regulator Glenys Stacey and Chair Amanda Spielman.  Ian Mearns MP for Gateshead, the only member of the Education Committee representing the North East, described the SCHOOLS NorthEast evidence as "punchy" and he called on the Chief Regulator to liaise with the UK's only regional schools network.
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Coasting school definition out for consultation
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The Education and Adoption Bill is currently passing through Parliament and had its second reading on Tuesday. The government has now launched a consultation on the proposed definition of "coasting schools"...
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Middlesbrough has highest rate of persistent absentees, DfE stats show
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Middlesbrough is the local authority area with the highest number of persistent secondary school absentees in the country - 11.3%, also seeing an increase of one percentage point compared to the previous year...
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Northern Education Trust makes five new appointments
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The Northern Education Trust (NET), one of the largest multi-academy, not-for-profit trusts in northern England, has recently made five key appointments as it adds further weight to its senior leadership team. In the 11-18 years sector...
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DfE Guidance: Schools causing concern   The Department for Education has released statutory guidance for local authorities, relating to maintained schools causing concern.
 
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Increasing the number of RSCs is the way forward, Committee hears   Territories represented by each Regional School Commissioner are "way too large" heard the Education Committee, and the lack of "shared practice" is leading to "inconsistencies" in the ...  Read more >

Schools Northeast   Accenture #NEDigitalGirls 2016

Date: Thursday 26 January 2016
Venue: The Sage, Gateshead

Don’t forget to register your interest by 30th October! We will then confirm places on 5th November along with registration forms and further details of the event. 
 

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Summit 2015: Feedback and survey winners announced   A week has passed since the SCHOOLS NorthEast annual Summit took place and we would like to thank everyone again for making this a very successful event. We've asked our delegates ...
 
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Northumberland academy featured in Combating Isolation report   The Future Leaders Trust released a report on how Heads can turn failing schools around. Andrew Day, Executive head of Northumberland CofE Academy wrote in the report about the school's challenges and initiatives (page 8).  
 
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Gateshead community, the driving force behind school's new library bus   Parkhead Community Primary School has just finished an exciting project that saw the conversion of an old Canadian ‘blue bird’ bus into a new library.The school & community fundraised ...
 
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Durham University student on online cross-age peer tuition    As part of an ESRC Funded PhD at Durham University a feasibility study has trialled a new type of transition intervention in schools. The... Read more >

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SNE: Poverty Proofing the School Day
No school can be rated outstanding if it is not supporting its most disadvantaged children. Looking beyond Pupil Premium, this event will explore the practical steps that schools can take on a day to day basis to tackle poverty and prevent inequality.More info
 
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SNE: Promoting British Values in schools
This half day event has been designed to provide guidance on how schools can meet new requirements of actively promoting the fundamentaol British values of democracy, as well as the new statutory requirements around radicalisation. More info here. 
 
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Supporting Primary Art & Design Leaders
An event bringing together Art & Design subject leaders to meet expert, external support. An opportunity to find out about local events and schemes that your school can get involved with, as well as share good practice about what is going on in different settings. More info here
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Forming or joining a Multi-Academy Trust
Avec have released their events programme for the following months with sessions on the new Ofsted framework, health and safety in schools, managing sickness absence and many more. Please click here for more details. 
 
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Andy Whittaker The ART of Being Brilliant
Did you enjoy our SBM Conference last June and our first keynote of the day? Motivational speaker Andy Whittaker is back and will be running half day sessions on several dates. Please visit our website for more info. 
 
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Cultural Diversity Quality Standard 
The CDQS provides clear aspirations for multicultural schools and those located in areas of limited diversity. The workshop aims to help you self-evaluate against the framework. For more information and to book please  click here

Schools Northeast   This week our Talking Head isn't North East based but adds a regional twist to her column. Natasha Devon MBE, the Department for Education's first Mental Health Champion gives advice for setting up a North East Mental Health Commission to tackle the issue in schools. You may have heard that, unfortunately, Natasha could not make it to the Summit - where she had a keynote session - due to illness, but we hope you enjoy this piece by her in our final Summit follow-up newsletter. Read more >

Schools Northeast   The Institute of Physics published Opening Doors: A guide to good practice in countering gender stereotyping in schools, as part of their project on the problem of gender imbalance. The report identifies barriers to countering gender stereotyping in schools and provides some suggestions based on observations made during the project that can be put into practice and investigated further. It also sets out nine essential features of good practice that schools should follow to counter gender issues. Read more >

Schools Northeast   The Institute for Fiscal Studies warns spending per pupil in schools in England may fall by 8% in real terms over the next five years, arguing that school funding levels will feel quite different from the previous five. The report states: "schools will see an increased employer National Insurance Contributions bill from April 2016 as the reduced rate associated with contracting out will cease. This comes on top of the increase in employer pension contributions to the teacher's pension scheme... Read more >

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