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The Health and Education select committees held a joint session to take evidence from experts on the role of education in children and young people’s mental health. 

One of these experts was Professor Dame Sue Bailey, who co-chairs Healthy MindED – the first schools-led commission into pupils’ mental health, launched by SCHOOLS NorthEast at our Summit in October. Professor Bailey informed the committee of the innovative approach that schools in our region are taking to address the worrying decline in pupils’ mental health and wellbeing, through the work of the commission.
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Schools' guide to apprenticeship reforms: what you need to know
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This week the DfE released guidance for schools on the Apprenticeships Levy that will come into effect next month. The Levy has been constructed in such a way that most schools will end up paying it. There will also be changes to funding for apprenticeship training for all employers.
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Government tightens school exclusion guidance to clear up 'confusion'
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The Government launched a five-week consultation on the revised guidance, which it says aims to “clarify” areas that were “causing confusion in the system”, rather than change existing policy. It also includes “corrected descriptions of legal requirements”, the TES reports. 
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Two Sunderland Heads gave evidence to MPs on school buildings
 
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Following a recent National Audit Office report which estimated that improving the condition of school buildings would cost £6.7m, the Public Accounts Committee took evidence from both acting and former Head Teachers of Hetton School in Sunderland.
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Cuts could mean schools close early two days a week, say teachers   The warning came at the annual conference of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), where the education secretary, Justine Greening, was heckled over plans for more grammar schools. Read more >

Tory councils warn on school funding
 
More than a dozen Conservative councils have written to Prime Minister Theresa May to warn of their "alarm" at inadequate school funding.
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Council says it has been banned from helping troubled Haydon Bridge school
 
Staff at Northumberland County Council say they’ve been told to stop supporting troubled Haydon Bridge High School, with new academy sponsors poised to take over.
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Ofsted to investigate schools 'gaming system' to move up league tables
 
Ofsted is to launch a major investigation into schools accused of “gaming the system” by moving out pupils who would drag down their GCSE results.
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Study on North East pupils shows exercise levels decline ‘long before adolescence’
 
A long-term study of physical activity in children, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, has found that sitting is replacing physical activity from the time children start school.
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No decline in teacher’s average A-levels, despite squeezed pay
 
New teachers have the same level of education as five years ago, despite recent squeezes on pay making the profession less attractive to new graduates.
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North East LEP careers lead named Career Educator of the Year   Ryan Gibson, Facilitator for the Career Benchmarks Pilot at the North East LEP, was awarded the title in recognition of his work with the Gatsby Foundation and the delivery of the Good Career Guidance Benchmarks pilot. Read more >

North East Knight takes lead on BIG PIE Friday Challenge for schools
 
Targeting 9, 10 and 11 year olds this unique, exciting and ambitious Challenge will engage inspire and educate future generations in enterprise and Science, Technology, Engineering, Enterprise and Maths (STEEM) based activities.
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23
MAR
Mock Disciplinary Hearing
This interactive event led by specialist employment education lawyers, will give you a flavour of what it is actually like to be in a disciplinary hearing including the difficult issues you may face. It will take you through the life cycle of a serious HR issue, from the initial investigation right up to the end of the hearing itself.

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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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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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25
MAR
Train to Teach North East
Come and join initial teacher training providers from across the North East at Newcastle's Centre for Life. If you are thinking about teaching, this event will answer your questions and provide inspiration from teachers themselves who will be happy to introduce you to their profession.

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30
MAR
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. The assessment follows the Ofsted framework and expectations on governing bodies.

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School Playground Inspection Training Course
School Playground Inspection Course is aimed at those who are responsible for the routine (daily/weekly) and operational (monthly/quarterly) inspections of school play areas. It focuses on equipment typically found within school playgrounds, rather than the sort of equipment found more generally in publicly accessible playgrounds.

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Unlocking leadership potential in your trainee teachers
Drawing on the success of leadership models in industry, this half day conference will bring ITT leaders from the North East together to explore the possibilities of creating robust career plans for talented entrants to the profession. This is a free half day event for ITT providers (SCITT, School Direct or PGCE). 

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MAY
STEM Teach Meet
These events provide the perfect opportunity for us to discuss how working together we can make a difference to closing the digital skills gap and equipping the next generation with the right skills for a career in STEM. It will also be a chance for you to hear more about Tech for Life and our range of events for children right through to adults.

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Schools Northeast   Kieran McGrane, Head Teacher at Ponteland High School, gives us an overview of a week in his life as a school leader. From spending his Sunday evening tweeting #WhatWouldYouCut, to staff meetings on a Friday afternoon, Mr McGrane points out that "the role of a Head Teacher is rich and varied. I would say that it is the best job in the world but you have to be prepared for a role that is complex, eventful, uncertain and memorable." Read more >

Schools Northeast   We have more of a "what we're watching" for you this week, in the form of a video discussion. Recently, scientists have been expressing their concerns over teaching children according to their "individual learning style". To coincide with this coverage, the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) at Durham University published a new blog piece where Stuart Kime from Evidence Based Education talks about why schools should move away from the learning styles approach and focus on evidence-based practice instead.  Read more >


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