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The majority of North East teachers choose to remain in the region when changing jobs, research from the Education DataLab shows.

Statistics position the North East as the region with the highest number of professionals who stay within their region’s boundaries. About 100 teachers leave the North East to work in a different area, with less than half of them choosing the neighbouring region – Yorkshire and the Humber.
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DfE axes Natasha Devon's Mental Health Champion role
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The government's Mental Health Champion for schools in England, who criticised the pressure put on children by the current testing regime, has been axed the BBC reports. The Department for Education denies the role was axed to silence criticism.
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SCHOOLS NorthEast response re: parental boycott of KS1 Sats
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Director Mike Parker expressed concerns that the Government had ignored teachers and parents regarding the impact of new KS1 Sats. But, he advised parents not to remove pupils from school for the day as it didn’t impact on the testing.
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Head Teachers could take ‘industrial action’ against academisation
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Aggrieved Heads voted overwhelmingly against the academisation of all schools during the NAHT annual conference last Saturday. Almost all delegates (95%) voted for the motion that says “no schools should be forced to become an academy”...
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Teaching schools face cash shortage if funding halted   Teaching schools would be “severely vulnerable” if government funding were to stop, despite an expectation that many of the schools would be self-sufficient by now. Read more >

Nick Gibb digs in on primary tests after day of protests
 
When pressed by Schools Week, the schools minister claimed the Government “always listens” to criticisms of policy, and insisted that testing was “very important” in holding schools to account...
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GCSE and A-level delays will cost teachers their summer holidays, union leader warns
 
More than a fifth of new specifications are still not approved by Ofqual less than 10 school weeks before they are to be taught. ATL general secretary Mary Bousted told TES that delays in approving new qualifications had reached a “ridiculous” stage.
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School Business Management 
Conference 2016


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School Advisory Service

Thursday 23 June,
St James' Park, Newcastle


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Supercharge yourself, your colleagues and your school with internationally recognised speaker Paul McGee.

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Ponteland parents launch rallying call in a bid to block schools shake up   The Parents of Ponteland School group says the MAT model would help good and outstanding schools thrive, as Northumberland County Council is considering moving from the three-tier model. Read more >

SCHOOLS NorthEast welcomes newest partners and supporters
 
We would like to extend a very warm welcome to our newest Partner Schools and Commercial Supporters who have joined SCHOOLS NorthEast in the past couple of months. 
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Northern Education Trust makes new key appointment
 
The North's largest multi-academy trust has appointed Sarah Harty as the new procurement adviser, part of the Trust's core team. 
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23
MAY
The White Paper and academisation: implications and options
In light of recent announcements in the Budget and White Paper that every school must become an academy by 2022, SCHOOLS NorthEast has organised a full day conference to help you understand the current direction of education policy and make the right decisions for your school

This is now sold out. A second event will be held on 14 June

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23
JUN
School Business Management Conference
Join us for our fourth annual SBM Conference. This event is aimed at all staff involved in the day-to-day running of their school, offering all the benefits of a high profile national conference. 

This year we're going SUMO! Supercharge yourself, your colleagues and your school with internationally recognised speaker Paul McGee.

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13
OCT
SCHOOLS NorthEast SUMMIT 2016
The must-attend education event for schools leaders in the North East.

We are delighted to be joined by The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education, who will deliver the keynote address at the conference.

More information about the programme will be available soon.

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7
NOV
Every Child's Progress Counts
Designed to help all schools meet SEND requirements

SCHOOLS NorthEast is currently supporting the upcoming regional SEND Conference, organised by the four North East Specialist Teaching Schools. Network and share best practice with some of the leading SEND specialists over dinner. 

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6-19
MAY
Get Your Community Engaged: Free May Webinars
Your school is surrounded by hundreds of individuals and organisations. In this webinar you will identify stakeholders so you can confidently ask them to support your projects. Learn more about effective community engagement and the best communication channels to maximise responses.   

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12
MAY
Online Compass ESafety tool for nursery schools - Sunderland
A simple ESafety tool that shows you what you need to do to make the use of technology safer for your children/group. Online Compass is a self review tool that allows you to rate your organisation’s online safety provision. Online Compass self review tool is divided into three sections, with each section containing a number of parts. 

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18
MAY
360° ESafety Tool Workshop 
Workshop content:
-The most effective ways in which school leaders can engage staff and the wider school community in the 360° safe review of ESafety.
-How evidence sources, actions and commentary can be recorded and an action plan developed.
-How schools can apply for the ESafety Mark 

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19-25
MAY
System Leadership Event Post-White Paper 
Are you interested in supporting the school-led system in the North-East from 2016-17 and beyond? The White Paper talks about having great leaders at the heart of the system. Hear about possible school to school support opportunities in the future and to hear examples of where this has already been successful in your locality.

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19
MAY
Dealing with the pressures of leadership
Dealing with the pressures of Leadership: the power of words and how life can be different. Throughout this brain-on-hands-on day, you’ll have many opportunities to develop new knowledge, skills and understandings that you can apply immediately, set great goals and achieve the results you truly desire.

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21
JUN
Mantle of the Expert Training Day
Mantle of the Expert is a method by which children can understand the curriculum in a meaningful way through taking on the role of a team responsible experts for carrying out important commissions set by an imagined client. St John's Primary School saw stunning results after introducing the method and is inviting you to come along and see it in action. 

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5
JUL
Building Bridges
A free full day conference for senior leaders and classroom practitioners from all phases and sectors demonstrating links between pupil motivation and the development of an international perspective to learning through a series of local case studies. The event will allow consideration of how schools can successfully embed international work into the curriculum using a variety of approaches.

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22
SEP
Building capacity in a multi-academy trust: The critical role of an executive leader
This course has been specifically designed to support and equip experienced and senior leaders within the education sector to lead successful academy trusts. Understand the role of MAT executive leaders, the specific characteristics of the MAT structure, governance, legalities and financial management used in MAT and much more. 

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27
SEP
Spread the Happiness
In the training, Shonette Bason-Wood demonstrates activities and ways staff can present the curriculum to motivate the children and accelerate learning.  Delegates will leave with a wealth of ideas which they can implement the following day. The session gives staff 'Permission to be Happy' in their work, which impacts on the excitement and engagement of the children.

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13
OCT
The Secret of Mental Maths experience for teachers
ShiNE Teaching School Alliance is delighted to bring you The Secret of Mental Maths experience for teachers.The workshop will be facilitated by Andrew Jeffrey who has been described as a 'Maths evangelist' and is at the forefront of the latest developments in primary Maths. He is also an expert on Mathematics Mastery and Singapore Maths. Suitable for KS 2 & 3.

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15
OCT
Collaboration Tour 2017: Leading Collaborative Learning
Deepen your understanding of the power of collaboration as a leadership and a learning approach. This day of collaborative learning will translate theories about collaboration into practical strategies for co-learning that increase staff success and student achievement. You will leave with a knowledge of evidence-based strategies that you can integrate into school improvement efforts.

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Schools Northeast   Laura Turner, Headmistress at Barnard Castle Preparatory School, writes in this week's Talking Heads column about developing a fresh focus that teaches children more overtly the value of effort and hard work, "that brains and talent alone do not necessarily bring success and, critically, how failure can be a positive. Ms Turner says the school encourages children to develop a 'growth mindset', a method identified by a world-renowned psychologist. Read more >

Schools Northeast   Natasha Devon, now very recently the former Mental Health Champion for schools, has written in the TES to explain why she's parted company with the Government: " One thing is for sure: I’ll always campaign for as long as unfairness exists – my voice can’t be silenced that easily. Please do keep inviting me into your schools, to your charities and to your conferences. I might not be the DfE’s champion anymore, but I still want to be yours." Read more >

Schools Northeast   Education data firm SchoolDash has published its third in a series of reports, analysing how likely primary schools are to improve when they become academies. The conclusion states: when converted to academies, good schools generally stay good and bad schools generally get better. The challenge for those who support universal compulsory academisation is to explain why a good school should be forced to covert against its wishes if there are unlikely to be any tangible academic gains. Read more >

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