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The latest education news: SCHOOLS NorthEast ensures school concerns are heard in Westminster

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North East Head Teachers had their concerns over the National Funding Formula and compulsory Ebacc subjects represented in Parliament by a member of the Education Select Committee.

During Education Questions regarding school funding on Tuesday, Catherine McKinnell MP for Newcastle North repeatedly cited SCHOOLS NorthEast evidence when asking the Secretary of State for Education about proposed school funding changes which risks fuelling the North-South divide in education.
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Ofsted should downgrade schools for inadequate careers ed, new Commons report suggests
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A new Commons joint committee report urges the Government to incentivise schools to improve careers education and Ofsted to take a tougher approach in inspections, after finding career guidance in many schools to be inadequate.
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Academy trusts 'no better than councils', new Education Policy Institute league tables research finds
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The Education Policy Institute think tank has produced a league table of academy trusts and councils in England. In the North East, Redcar and Cleveland is the third top performing from all academy trusts and LAs at primary level. 
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New short inspections “a proven success”, Senior HMI tells SCHOOLS NorthEast delegates
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One of the most senior Ofsted figures for the region has said that short inspections are a proven success, as the vast majority of schools remain ‘good’ or achieve ‘outstanding’ – a picture mirrored by the North East as well.
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Nicky Morgan confirms plans to appoint Amanda Spielman as new Ofsted chief   In a letter to Education Committee Chair Neil Carmichael, the Education Secretary calls their report - which rejects the preferred candidate - "factually wrong", stating that it reflects a "misconception of the role".  Read more >

DfE multi-academy trust league tables: Who are the best and worst performers?
 
The DfE has today published its own league tables for multi-academy trusts, fulfilling a manifesto pledge and promises by ministers for more transparency over the academies programme.
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Three new board members for Ofsted
 
Nicky Morgan today confirmed the appointment of 3 new non-executive Ofsted board members.
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New primary school tests criticised as half of pupils meet standards
 
The new tests for year 6 primary school pupils – used for the first time this year – have been criticised by teachers, academics and unions for being poorly constructed, while the DfE was blamed for a series of mistakes involved in their introduction.
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New findings reveal teacher training drop-out rates
 
A new NCTL report highlights issues within the application process for ITT courses, calling the plethora of routes 'confusing' and 'overwhelming'.
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A quick guide to shadow education secretary, Angela Rayner
 
Angela Rayner was appointed Shadow Education Secretary by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, following the resignations of Pat Glass and Lucy Powell. 
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Teachers' salaries 'will need to rise in future'
 
A pay rise "significantly higher than 1%" will be required in future to ensure an "adequate supply of good teachers" in England and Wales, the School Teachers' Review Body warns.
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Nicky Morgan aides circulate letter to generate support for Amanda Spielman
 
Ministers have been circulating a letter in a bid to drum up support for Amanda Spielman, who was rejected by MPs to become the next Ofsted chief inspector, TES has learnt.
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90,000 parents fined for taking children out of school in term-time
 
Freedom of information request reveals parents in England and Wales fined an estimated £5.6m in last academic year, The Guardian reports. 
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National database of governors
 
Information for schools about the database, the reasons for establishing it, and the requirement to keep it up to date. 
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Teacher omnibus DfE survey
 
Responses to questions from DfE on topics including assessment, curriculum reform, careers, building character and the Prevent strategy.
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SHOW MY HOMEWORK

Show My Homework is the complete solution built for busy Senior and Middle Leaders to efficiently manage the homework process, and used by the whole school to easily create, share and submit homework online.

With a team of 70+, including a highly skilled support team, dedicated account managers and on-site trainers, who are passionate about delivering exceptional service and support to all teachers, students and parents, Show My Homework is with you every step of the way. 

Find out more with your free Senior or Middle Leader demo and as a member of SCHOOLS NorthEast, receive free setup worth £500. 


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Hartlepool school is first in country to get prestigious award   High Tunstall College of Science received an award for its commitment to science, technology, engineering and maths. Read more >

Region wide teacher subject specialism training courses
 
Schools across the North East are offering a variety of TSST courses, funded by the DfE, to support non-specialist teachers, and former teachers who are returning to the teaching profession. 
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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 and Sir David Carter, National Schools Commissioner.

More information about the programme will be available soon.

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Health and Safety Awareness  for schools (Durham)
This workshop will provide you with the information about health and safety legislation and your responsibilities (the school's and yours as an employee).  You will gain tools, techniques and tips of how you can manage the health and safety within your school effectively.

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Performance review, professional growth, teacher appraisal
This one-day course is essential for all involved in leading performance management and teacher appraisal. You will gain a practical, comprehensive overview of the latest legislative requirements, as well as meet the requirements of Ofsted and evidence the impact on pupils’ learning and progress & more. 

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Health and Safety Awareness for schools (Washington)
This workshop will provide you with the information about health and safety legislation and your responsibilities (the school's and yours as an employee).  You will gain tools, techniques and tips of how you can manage the health and safety within your school effectively.

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English Networking: Reflections from the results
Reflections from the results (what went well, what had most impact, changes in government policy over the summer, etc.) These subject network meetings are all led by experienced leaders in their field but driven by the attendees themselves.. Each session focusses on the critical issues facing subject leaders at that time of year. 

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Building capacity in a MAT - The critical role of an executive leader
Running a multi-academy trust (MAT) is a demanding role and there is a need to support the development of executive leaders. This unique, highly successful five-day course is designed to offer support and guidance to all existing and aspiring MAT executive leaders, including Business Executives. 

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Forging New Connections – North Conference
Learn about brain growth and plasticity. Explore how neuroscience and creativity can support learning. Join key conversations drawing on Thrive’s experience of putting theory into practice in more than 1,000 schools. Benefit from inspirational workshops for parents and children.

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Spread the happiness
In the training, motivational speaker 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. By the end, Shonette may leave the room but she will leave a Permission To legacy that every person will benefit from.

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NOV
Leeds Law Society’s Education Week 
The Leeds Law Society is looking for law firm volunteers to take part in this year’s Education Week and support young people in raising their aspirations and broadening their horizons to the opportunities available to them. You will develop skills in communication, presentation, organisation, leadership and more. 

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Schools Northeast   We've now had almost three weeks to mull over the result of the referendum and its implications, so for the final two weekly updates before schools break up for summer, two guest bloggers will be sharing their thoughts on what Brexit will mean for the education sector. This week we have the pleasure of publishing an article by Jonathan Simons, Head of Education at Policy Exchange. Jonathan looks at what a new leadership contest and a possible reshuffle in September could mean for schools in the North East.  Read more >

Schools Northeast   Sarah Holmes-Carne, Principal at Kenton School in Newcastle, is featured this week in a Journal supplement about "Women in Business and Education". Her column in the paper, titled "Show pupils we believe in them and barriers will evaporate",  focuses on her teaching and senior leadership career and how to inspire pupils to take an active interest in STEM subjects: "For me the question of gender should not come into it - all different, all equal".  Read more >


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