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Anne Milton and Robert Goodwill join the Department for Education ministerial team, whilst Justine Greening and Nick Gibb stay in place.

Following last week's general election, Theresa May has carried out a very minor reshuffle of her ministers. When it looked likely that May's Conservatives were on course for a landslide victory, there were strong rumours that she would strengthen her position with a significant change in ministerial personnel. The reality of a Conservative minority government has resulted in very few changes.
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Ofsted proposes changes to short inspections
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A full inspection would be completed within a maximum of 15 working days when a short inspection converts, whilst around 20% of good schools would automatically receive full inspections.
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North East has the most pupils offered first preference school
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A higher proportion of pupils received offers from their first preference school in the North East than any other region. 94.1% of primary applicants and 90.9% of secondary applicants got their first choice for September 2017.
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School leaders urge Government to do more on mental health
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At SCHOOLS NorthEast's inaugural Healthy MindED Conference last week, delegates told us what the government needs to do to improve mental health and wellbeing in schools.
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Ofqual tells schools to expect more 'variability' in exam results this year
 
  Ofqual has written to schools to warn them of 'more variability' in results as pupils sit new GCSEs and A-levels for the first time. Read more >
AS-level entries plummet after reforms
 
  The number of AS-level entries has fallen by 42% following the government's overhaul of A-levels. Read more >
Union demands end of teacher pay cap
 
  ATL has joined Unison in calling for an end to the pay cap for teachers as inflation outstrips earnings. Read more >
Young people 'pessimistic' about social mobility
 
  The new Social Mobility Barometer has found that young people 'increasingly feel like they are on the wrong side of a profound unfairness'. Read more >
School cuts were a major election issue

 
  Survey suggests that 750,000 voters switched party support during the election period as a result of school funding cuts. Read more >
School children more alert in the afternoon, study finds
 
  A study carried out by Oxford University and the BBC has found that school children are more alert and have quicker reaction times in the afternoon. Read more >
Youth brief given to sports minister
 
  Responsibility for youth policy in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has been handed to sport minister Tracey Crouch. Read more >

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First Class Supply - Putting You First Every Time

First Class Supply is recognised as the most successful independent supply teaching agency in the North East - because we're different.

Currently celebrating 13 years as educational supply specialists, we have an unrivalled reputation for delivering an exceptional service to hundreds of our partner schools and candidates, right across the North East.

We are proud to be sponsoring the SCHOOLS North East School Business Management Conference 2017 which brings colleagues together from across the region to share ideas on how we can all work together to improve education for our young people.


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NHS advice for those affected by the Manchester Arena terror incident   Northern England Clinical Networks (NHS England), which covers the North East, are sharing advice developed by colleagues in Manchester to help schools provide support to all those affected by the terror incident on 22 May. Read more >

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School Business Management Conference
The conference will include a mix of keynote speeches, practical surgeries, and interactive workshops on a range of issues, such as: finance, HR, premises management and well-being. The event will provide a fantastic opportunity for you to network with your colleagues and a range of specially selected provider organisations.

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Mantle of the Expert Training Day
This study day will enable participants to work with children and observe lessons in the morning. Lunch will provide a further chance to talk to teachers. The afternoon will be an opportunity to look at examples of planning, ask questions about the practicalities of mantle, and include a short workshop on ways to start a mantle.

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School Governance: Governor Mark Masterclass
The Governors Mark award is a non-prescriptive model which measures the working practices of the governing body and their impact on school performance.  It is designed to recognise the difference governing bodies make to the school's leadership and management, the impact on school improvement and the learning outcomes for children.

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360 Shades of ESafety
A safe environment is a basic right and a responsibility that we all share within the online world where many children work and play. Online technologies have allowed school boundaries to stretch way beyond the school gate and, whilst we know this offers huge potential for new teaching and learning experiences, it brings with it a different set of responsibilities and issues that are often hard to understand, track and manage.

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The Power and Potential of Peer Review Seminar
The seminar will provide an insight into our learning to date and the role we see peer review taking in our ongoing improvement, it will also provide an opportunity to find out more about the Schools Partnership Programme.

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Introduction to the Institute of Education Advisers
Find out all about the Institute of Education Advisers. The Institute is inspired by the belief that those who advise, either on behalf of National and Local Government, Trusts, Federations or individual schools should be accredited, developed and trained with the same rigour as our schools’ leaders and inspectors.

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Schools Northeast   John Dickens at Schools Week has published 5 key findings from Ofqual figures published today.

One of these findings is that creative subjects are being squeezed by the introduction of the EBacc, contrary to what Schools Minister Nick Gibb has previously said.
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