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White working class: how can schools tackle underachievement and raise attainment?
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The Education Select Committee has said the Government’s focus on opening new grammar schools is an “unnecessary distraction”.

The cross-party committee of MPs said ministers still needed to demonstrate how this would improve social mobility and close the gap between rich and poor pupils.
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Lack of compulsory sex education in academies and free schools “a ticking time bomb”, says LGA
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The Local Government Association has called for compulsory sex and relationships education (SRE) in secondary academies and free schools, in light of the number of sexually transmitted infections (STI) diagnoses “rocketing once young people leave school”.
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North East schools advised on careers guidance best practice by experts at FutureReady 2017 
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FutureReady 2017 helped schools from across the region to access best practice in careers guidance, vital in making sure their pupils are equipped with the knowledge and experiences, along with the key attributes and attitudes, they need to succeed in the 21st century.
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Education Secretary Justine Greening promises QTS won’t be scrapped, during conference speech
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The minister said a newly-strengthened QTS route will be introduced in 2019. Speaking at the inaugural Chartered College of Teaching conference in London, Greening also announced the first round of bidding is open for the £75 million teaching and innovation fund. Schools Week has the key points.
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ASCL leadership election: Geoff Barton wins landslide victory   Barton received 2,716 votes from members, more than four times as many votes as his opponent Chris Kirk, who got 677. Read more >

Ofsted report on double inspections to be published ‘before March’
 
Joanna Hall, director for schools at the inspectorate, told Schools Week a report on the results of its “double inspections” would be published “this side of March”.
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11 academy trusts close their doors
 
Eleven multi-academy trusts  are set to fold after their schools were transferred to other chains.
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Employers 'unaware' of April apprenticeship plan
 
A third of employers liable to pay the new Apprenticeship Levy from April are not even aware of its existence, suggests research.
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Graduate nursery staff have 'little effect' on children
 
Having a graduate teacher in a nursery has only a limited impact on children's attainment, new research suggests.
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White Working Class: how can schools tackle underachievement and raise attainment?
The conference will look at a range of the key issues, including: how we define ‘white working class’; how schools can identify students at risk of underachievement; and, measures schools can take to prevent this from happening. It will also include a focus on the specific challenges faced by coastal schools.


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School's "world-class" status a first for region   Churchill Community College in Wallsend has been awarded the World Class Schools Quality Mark given to only a handful of state schools nationally. Read more >

County Durham school pupil is fifth winner of top prize 
 
A talented student has been recognised for her academic success and voluntary work by being awarded the fifth Lord Glenamara Memorial Prize.
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09
MAR
White Working Class:
how can schools tackle underachievement and raise attainment? 

This conference will bring school leaders from across the North East together to discuss the specific challenges and barriers to education faced by students from white working class communities.

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23
MAR
Mock Disciplinary Hearing
This interactive event led by specialist employment education lawyers, will give you a flavour of what it is actually like to be in a disciplinary hearing including the difficult issues you may face. It will take you through the life cycle of a serious HR issue, from the initial investigation right up to the end of the hearing itself.

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30
MAR
SCHOOLS NorthEast Regional Governors Conference
This conference will support those in school governance roles – state-maintained and academy – in carrying out their duties confidently and effectively. This event is now sold out, but please contact us to express interest in attending. Due to high demand, a second conference might be held later in the year. 

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05
APR
Spring Term Ofsted Briefings
Our spring term briefings will include a themed discussion around careers education. We are delighted to be joined by Adrian Lyons HMI, Ofsted’s National Lead for economics, business and enterprise. Adrian led on the ‘Getting Ready for Work’ report. We will hold two events in two different locations in the region, to maximise the opportunity for school leaders to attend.

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22
JUN
School Business Management Conference
We are delighted to announce that the fifth annual SCHOOLS NorthEast School Business Management Conference will take place on Thursday 22 June 2017 with main sponsor First Class Supply.

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22
FEB
Data Protection Compliance 
This workshop is designed to help you design and audit the compliance of the Data Protection Act processes and systems within your School/Organisation. You will have the knowledge to be able to benchmark against the eight principal areas which are stipulated in the Data Protection Act guidelines and legislation.

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03
MAR
Mission to Mars Roadshow
An amazing opportunity to extend learning with iPad using drones, Sphero and science sensors. This event will be a chance for schools to be inspired with ideas and hands-on experience of innovative and powerful ways to enhance teaching and learning for the students of today's technological world.

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07
MAR
Effective Classroom Observation
This is one of Cambridge Education’s most successful programmes. The course will contribute to consistent evaluation of teaching and learning standards across your school. Developed by experienced inspectors, this five-unit programme includes three tutor-led days combined with distance learning and an assessed lesson observation.

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10
MAR
Leadership of Autism
 

This is a day course for school leaders supporting and planning across large schools or trusts with a strategy for supporting autistic children. Resource pack and Department for Education certificate included. This event is organised by Inspire2Learn.

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Schools Northeast   Hilary French, Headmistress at Newcastle High School for Girls, asks us all to "get Hygge with it". Looking for a translation for this word? It might prove to be a difficult task, as Mrs French notes it isn't actually meant to be translated, instead you're meant to 'feel' it: "Hygge is cosiness, warmth, tenderness all wrapped up with wellbeing, family and friends – all rolled into one. We are all good at finding the time to trawl social media for updates, liking photos and posts but we need to get just as good at finding hygge." Read more >

Schools Northeast   Last week we highlighted a report produced by the New Schools Network which found that the introduction of the EBacc has had "no discernible impact" on the popularity of arts subjects. One of our readers kindly shared with us a different report by the National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD) which aims to dispel the findings of the free school charity.  Read more >


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Head Teacher vacancy at school in County Durham Read more >
Deputy Head Teacher vacancy at school in Stockton-on-Tees Read more >
Deputy Head Teacher vacancy at school in South Tyneside Read more >
Sutton Trust Teacher Summer School at UCL  Read more >
Music Video workshops at Tyneside Cinema Read more >
North East Ambition teachers' careers toolkit  Read more >
Fully-funded CPD for teachers and educators Read more >
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