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The Head Teachers of two schools in the region have written to parents with a plea for donations, as both schools face losing hundreds of thousands of pounds in the next few years.

Dozens of school leaders in Darlington also reached out to parents, urging them to lobby the Government over the funding crisis by writing to the Education Secretary and the Schools Minister.
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SCHOOLS NorthEast responds to stage 2 of the NFF consultation
SCHOOLS NorthEast has submitted a response on behalf of schools in our region. Changes to the funding structure will have an impact on all of our schools and we are concerned that the proposed formula does not give North East schools a fair deal. 
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About 1,000 schools in England 'at risk of cuts well in to next decade'
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According to research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), the proposed national funding formula could leave 1,000 schools across England facing additional cuts of 7% beyond 2019–20 in order to bring them in line with the new funding levels.
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SCHOOLS NorthEast Patron’s Dinner celebrates education in the region
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The event is held every year in honour of our Patron Lord Puttnam of Queensgate and brings together hundreds of school leaders and educationalists from the region and beyond for an evening of fine-dining.
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Number of teacher training recruits drops   Figures published by UCAS reveal a drop of almost 7% in acceptances to teacher training programmes in England and Wales in 2016-17. Read more >

GCSE and A level exam appeals drop by a quarter
 
Ofqual says 355 appeals relating to the qualification grades of 6,649 pupils, were submitted in 2016, compared to 466 appeals appeals for about 7,166 grades in 2015 – a 24% fall.
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EPI report: National Funding Formula shifts cash away from poorest schools
 
The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has published the first comprehensive review of the consequences of the Government’s national funding formula.
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School governors point to 'diabolical' budget squeeze
 
A snapshot survey of 4,000 governors by the BBC sheds light on the existing funding pressure in England's schools.
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Ofsted email scam asks people to ‘confirm’ Paypal details
 
Ofsted has warned the schools community to be vigilant over phishing emails purporting to be from the organisation.
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Teachers' unions merge to make super-union
 
The members of two teaching unions have voted to merge to form a new super-union, to be called the National Education Union (NEU).
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Corbyn accuses May of breaking Tory pledge on education funding
 
Prime Minister criticises shadow frontbenchers for sending their children to private schools as Labour leader says cuts betray a generation.
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39 Darlington school heads send letters to parents urging them to lobby Government over cash crisis   Heads of 31 primary and eight secondary schools in the town have united to send a letter to parents, urging them to lobby the government before a £7m black hole develops in their budgets by 2020. Read more >

New NET Chief Executive announced
 
The Northern Education Trust has appointed Rob Tarn as Chief Executive, with effect from 1 September 2017.
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30
MAR
Regional Governance 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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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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04
APR
Accenture Apprenticeship Open Evening
Accenture are hosting an open evening for apprentices - a great opportunity for interested students to find out more about the Accenture Apprenticeship Programme. Accenture are looking for 35 Apprentices to start their Degree Apprenticeship with them at the end of August 2017.

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Shape the Future harnessing your talent through Degree Apprenticeships
Degree Apprenticeships are a new Government Initiative, bringing together the best of higher and vocational training. Northumbria University would like to invite you along to this showcase event to introduce you to their range of Degree Apprenticeship programmes and to help you understand what the Levy means for your organisation.

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03
MAY
Creative Collisions
Discover the big issues young people are facing, and how we might tackle them, at an exciting conference by the UK’s leading youth charities. The event features renowned cognitive neuroscientist Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore discussing the latest research, and a panel of experts exploring mental health issues. Other key topics include skills for the future, social mobility and identity. 

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Schools Northeast   The DfE published a new report on pupil absence in primary and secondary schools for 2015-16. In the North East:
•  4.7% of sessions in state schools were missed in 2015-16 (3.4% authorised, 1.3% unauthorised).
•  35,500 of state school pupils were classified as persistent absentees – 11.2% of all North East pupils – second highest of all English regions.
•  8.7% of primary pupils, 13.8% of secondary pupils and 24.4% of special school pupils were classified as persistent absentees.
•  the persistent absentee rate is higher than the national average for primary and secondary pupils, but lower than the national average for special school pupils.
•  Middlesbrough had a higher proportion of persistent absentees of all the LA in the country.

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