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Labour's anti-forced academisation motion was made redundant yesterday as the Conservative amendment passed 302 to 204.

Ministers debated the Education Secretary's White Paper in a House of Commons session which saw damning statements not only from the Opposition, but also from Tory backbenchers.
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Analysis of Spring term Ofsted inspections
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Schools Week has analysed Ofsted data on the latest school inspections, putting together several pie charts that show the performance of all types of schools across the country. It found that the number of inspections fell significantly compared with last year and that more schools require improvement.
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Academisation angst over the break
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The Association of Teachers and Lecturers conference that took place last week made many national headlines, most of them regarding academies. ATL members unanimously voted to consider "industrial action" in response to recently announced academisation plans. 
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PM rejects claims of removing parent governors
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David Cameron said claims that academy plans for England will mean the removal of parent governors from school governing bodies is "simply wrong", after being accused of an "attack on parents". he said: "Parents have a great role to play, but no school should think that simply by having parent governors...
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Regulating use of calculators in new GCSEs & A Levels
 
  Ofqual has made significant changes to their initial proposals around regulating the use of calculators in exams, reflecting consultation feedback. Read more >

Unicef report says UK lags behind in reducing inequalities
 
 
The UK is lagging behind other rich countries on reducing inequalities between rich and poor children, a Unicef report says.
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Applicants for teacher-training courses drop
 
 
According to the TES, teaching unions are warning excessive workload and low pay deter graduates from the profession.
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Study finds baseline assessments not sufficiently comparable
 
 
The DfE has decided not to use the reception baseline assessment as a starting point to measure pupil progress after their comparability study found that using the results would be 'unfair to schools'.
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School places crisis heading for the North East as demand grows
 
  Families in Newcastle will find it hardest to get their preferred school place, it is feared, if Department for Education forecasts are correct. The Chronicle spoke to SCHOOLS NorthEast Chair John Hardy. Read more >

County Durham TAs 'to reject' council's revised offer over contract
 
 
Teaching assistants will reject a revised proposal by council chiefs to change their contracts so they are paid term time only, reports the Darlington & Stockton Times. 
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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

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23
JUN
School Business Management Conference
Join us for 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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19
APR
School Management: Governance & The Changing Landscape
A free event on the changing landscape for schools in our region, organised by the Education Team at Samuel Phillips Law Firm and chaired by SCHOOLS NorthEast Director Mike Parker. Emma Knight, Chief Executive of the National Governors' Association will also be speaking at the event.

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25
APR
EC4SLT Seminar
This free seminar introduces an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships project entitled ‘Entrepreneurial Competences for School Leadership Teams'. This project investigates whether the quality and efficiency of entrepreneurial school leadership can be enhanced through a professional enquiry approach.

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26
APR
Equality and Diversity Auditing workshop 
This workshop is designed to help you design and audit your equality and diversity processes and systems within your School.  You will have the knowledge to be able to benchmark against the main principal areas (9 protected characteristics) which are covered by the equality and diversity guidelines and legislation. 

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26
APR
Critical conversations in educational leadership
Thinking out of the box about leadership. This event creates a space for leadership stories to be told and leadership issues to be raised, linked to accounts of different methodological approaches used to examine such accounts. Presenters have been invited to offer testimony yet to be researched as well as accounts of current research.

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27
APR
Academy Scheme of Delegation: Help or Hindrance?
The session will explore the significance of the Scheme of Delegation, current practice around the use of the SoD and consider ways in which the scheme of delegation could, perhaps, be used more effectively to influence practice in a MAT. This event is aimed at Directors, Governors and Headteachers.

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28
APR
How to ensure that you are complying with data protection
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?  Are your employees aware of how the safeguarding & child protection, AUP and Whistle Blowing policies link to the Data Protection Act Policy?

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11
MAY
Online Compass ESafety tool for nursery schools
A simple online 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. Find out how leaders can effectively engage staff, parents and children in the safety of the digital world. 

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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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20
MAY
Understanding Children’s Communication using Video Interaction Guidance
The focus of the session is on children in the EY. It will demonstrate how video feedback is used to bridge the education setting and family homes and to increase parental confidence in supporting children with SEN. It will use video examples from the NICE recommended intervention, Video Interaction Guidance.

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17
JUN
Keeping up to date with social media in 2016
Social media is everywhere and plays a significant role in the lives of many of your children, parents, staff, governors, community, visitors and external agencies.  You cannot stop anyone from accessing it so you have to embrace the potential benefits it brings and inform of the pitfalls.  However, if it is not controlled, social media can be the school’s worse nightmare.

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22
JUN
Mental Health in North East schools
A conference and training workshops to help you build relationships in the mental health sector and education that will foster a climate of mentally healthy schools, and give you a better understanding of the impact of these issues. 

Main speaker: Natasha Devon MBE.

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Schools Northeast   Over the break we learned that two teenage girls from Hartlepool have been sentenced to life in custody for the tragic death of a woman. This week's Talking Heads author Alexis Widdowson, Berwick Academy, discusses the issue of the girls convicted of manslaughter and how we can cultivate values in vulnerable pupils. Ms Widdowson says: "I have no doubt that many of you, like me, found yourselves examining the appalling details of the crime with a professional scrutiny." Read more >

Schools Northeast   "How can children be protected online when the internet has been designed for adults" - a Guardian article examining how policies and tools which evaluate digital rights and freedoms can be more inclusive of children.
This was brought to our attention by Her Majesty's Inspector and Ofsted Lead for Computing David Brown, who suggests everyone who is involved in online safety in schools should read it. 
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Schools Northeast   A recent poll conducted by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) found that 41% of the 400 respondents believe they have pupils in their schools whose families have had to rely on food banks. The survey also shows that almost half of teachers said that the long summer break negatively affects pupils' mental health - some saying pupils suffered from hunger, and others believing pupils suffered from physical health issues during the holiday.  Read more >

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