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Almost four in five schools struggle to fill positions, reveals a new survey by the National Association of Head Teachers.

The survey findings come in the week that SCHOOLS NorthEast has written to Head Teachers announcing that a regional recruitment portal, Jobs in Schools North East, will go live in mid-January offering a dedicated North East jobs board for schools in the region. The portal aims to address recruitment and retention issues in the North East while also reducing the cost of advertising for schools.
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Redcar & Cleveland fifth in top performing LAs
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A great majority of pupils in Redcar & Cleveland primary schools (87%) achieved level 4 or above in reading, writing and mathematics, at the same level with Greenwich and Sutton. Redcar & Cleveland and Trafford are the only Local Authority areas in the top 10 highest-attaining that are outside of London.
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North East Heads urged to take part in Ofqual open consultation 
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Ofqual is today (10 December) launching a consultation on marking reviews, appeals, grade boundaries and Code of Practice for GCSEs, AS and A levels. The exam board regulator is keen to hear from school leaders in our region again and invites you to complete a response form for the consultation. 
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SCHOOLS NorthEast welcomes mental health investment to pilot in Sunderland 
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The Wearside city is one of 22 areas nationwide that will benefit from the investment by the Department for Education and NHS England to support the wellbeing of schoolchildren. The decision follows an announcement in October by SCHOOLS NorthEast that it will launch a schools-led commission into the ...
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Academies to be brought under 'coasting schools' legislation   Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed an expansion of the education and adoption bill to measure academies and free schools by the new “coasting” definition, Schools Week reports.
 
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Maintained schools & academies inspection outcomes 2014-15   Primary and secondary schools have both experienced a 3% rise in performance in the year to 31 Aug 2015. Nursery schools, special schools...
 
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Ofsted Chief writes to George Osbourne "Don't focus on cities - small towns need the most help"   Sir Michael Wilshaw urges the Chancellor not to "forget" education, and to highlight that the most needy schools are not in the cities which are currrently being given additional powers under the Government's plans, but in neighbouring towns.  Read more >

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Thursday 4 February 2016
The Xcel Centre, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham

How can your school fulfill its statutory responsibility to provide quality careers guidance? And how can schools effectively engage with local business? This and more will be covered at FutureReady!

Confirmed speakers:
Nick Newman, Careers Champion and Founder of National Careers Week;
Claudia Harris, Chief Executive of the Careers & Enterprise Company;
Dr Tom Harrison, Director of Development at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues;
Ryan Gibson, National Facilitator: Career Benchmarks Pilot, North East LEP;
James Ramsbotham, Chief Executive of the North East Chamber of Commerce + more!
 

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Hartlepool Head Teacher in shorts all year for charity   Paul Naughton has endured an Ofsted inspection, a black-tie dinner and freezing temperatures while dressed in shorts, The Northern Echo reports.
 
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Blyth pupils take part in first ever
careers fair
  Bede Academy, in Blyth, has held its first careers and higher education fair aimed at students taking GCSEs and A levels next summer. Read more >

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MAR
MP Power Lunch
Head Teachers in Redcar and Cleveland can meet Anna Turley (Redcar MP) and Tom Blenkinsop (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland MP) to discuss local and national educational issues over an informal and 'open agenda' lunch. More info here.
 
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Data protection compliance workshop
Are you or your employees aware of the legal requirements of the Data Protection Act? Does your Data Protection Policy explain how the 8 principles are embedded in your school? This and more will be discussed, book now
 
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JAN
Challenging behaviour workshop
The workshop aims to enable you to have an awareness and understanding of the reasons why a pupil may present challenging behaviour. it will share ways of assessing what behaviour is being presented through and more. More info here.
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JAN
Workplace conflict
Do you have to deal with those difficult circumstances, difficult people, emotional situations? How much time do you spend dealing with the issues? It's inevitable. At work you are bound to get some conflict because-not everyone agrees. How well do you handle conflict situations? More info.
 
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NCFE V Certs event
V Certs qualifications have been developed following government changes to GCSE-equivalent qualifications and are graded. They contain both internally and externally assessed elements, and each one counts in the Key Stage 4 performance tables and the new Progress 8 measure. Find out more on the NCFE website.
 
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Leading Learning Together
Following the success of the first Lead meet event, all aspiring and existing Middle Leaders are invited to Kenton School to join their Leadership Hub. This is a chance to network, discuss and find out about strategies that have secured impact in other schools. Find out more and book your place here

Schools Northeast   Alan Hardie, Head Teacher at Whitburn Church of England Academy, is our Talking Head of the week wondering whether we're missing a trick with homework. Writing from his experience as Head and parent, Mr Hardie explains: "homework can create barriers rather than promoting effective learning...For some children, finding a quiet place at home to complete their work may be a struggle and at times we make too many assumptions about access to the technology we sometimes require to complete tasks." Read more >

Schools Northeast   Pre-school and early home learning: effects on A level outcomes - a report published by the DfE, looking at whether pre-school and early home learning help students gain more A levels. The study found that there are continuing effects of pre-school at age 17 and pupils who attended a high quality pre-school they were twice as likely as those who hadn't attended pre-school to take AS-levels. However, for most students the pre-school effect had disappeared by the time they took A-levels. Read more >

Schools Northeast   Using eBooks increases boys' reading progress and makes them keener, more confident readers suggests a study conducted by the National Literacy Trust. Their eBook prohect found that boy's reading levels increased by an average of 8.4 months, compared to 7.3 months progress made by girls. The % of boys that felt reading was difficult almost halved from 28% to 15.9%. Twice as many boys also thought reading was 'cool' at the end of the project (34.4% before to 66.5% afterwards).  Read more >

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