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The Government's attempt to more fairly redistribute school funding will be worth c.£1,500 per school in the North East, despite the region lagging national average funding by £45m a year.

SCHOOLS NorthEast analysis of the change in the proportion of schools' budget if the National Funding Formula (NFF) is implemented in its current form shows that our region will only benefit from 0.0058% more of the national share of funding.
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Education Secretary announces 6 new opportunity areas
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Education Secretary Justine Greening expanded the ‘opportunity areas’ programme today by adding Bradford, Doncaster, Fenland & East Cambridgeshire, Hastings, Ipswich and Stoke-on-Trent as areas of focus. The Government will also partly fund a new £3.5m programme that will see the Education Endowment Foundation establish a research school for each of the 12 opportunity areas. 
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Region’s school-led mental health commission announces members
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Eleven education and health services heavyweights, from the region and beyond, join the Healthy MindED Commission as it sits for the first time on Monday 23 January. It will bring together a representative group of school leaders along with influential practitioners working within and alongside the education system to consider how best to tackle growing problems with children’s emotional wellbeing.
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Looking to build links with businesses? Sign up to the regional careers conference
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Schools looking to build links with businesses across the region will have the opportunity to meet face to face with 38 local, national and international firms at the SCHOOLS NorthEast FutureReady Conference. For the first time, the conference includes a school-business networking session which will give school leaders direct access to employers looking to develop relationships with schools across the region.
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MAT league tables 2016: Over half of trusts “significantly below average”   Schools Week pulled together the top findings from the MAT performance league tables published by the Government today. These are based on 2016 KS2 and KS4 exam results.  Read more >

College of Teaching officially opens its doors for members
 
The College, headed by Dame Alison Peacock, pledges to place research and evidence “at the heart of learning” for teachers.
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Revised governance handbook and competency framework
 
The DfE has published a new competency framework for governors which is based on the six main features of effective governance. The Governance Handbook has also been updated.
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Education Secretary's constituency to lose out in funding changes
 
Justine Greening’s constituency will be among thousands across England suffering steep budget cuts despite the Government’s new “fair funding” formula, according to analysis released by unions.
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Review launched after ‘more than half’ of primary school pupils with language disorders not identified
 
A new inquiry has been launched to discover why speech and language disorders are going unidentified in the majority of primary school pupils. The review follows a Schools Week investigation that uncovered such disorders were being missed amid "overly-simplistic assessments."
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Sugar tax will be ringfenced for school sports
 
Ministers have confirmed that funding from a tax on sugary soft drinks will continue to be ring-fenced for school sports until 2020.
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Ban unpaid internships that penalise working-class young, say MPs
 
Social mobility group says pressure to work for free is key barrier to creative career for people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
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Sixth form funding ‘tight’, admits Nick Gibb
 
The Schools Minister was questioned in Parliament this week over the funding given to schools for 16 to 19-year-olds compared with that for younger pupils and those in higher education.
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Former Ofsted Chief Wilshaw to work with schools in India
 
England's former Chief Inspector of schools is going to become an adviser to the GEMS Education company.
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FutureReady Careers
Conference 2017 


Thursday 9 February 
Hardwick Hall Hotel, County Durham

FutureReady focuses on the knowledge and experiences, along with the key attributes and attitudes, a young person needs to succeed in the 21st century. 

The conference will cover key themes, including: good careers guidance, school-business engagement and character education.

It will also include a business networking session attended by approximately 50 businesses.
 


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Closed Sunderland school gained top results in final year as performance tables released   The Sunderland Echo reports that national GCSE and A-level performance tables published today show that Sunderland High School had the best results last year across the city. Read more >

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23
JAN
Raising standards in KS3 English (Part 2)
The aim of this workshop-based event is to further develop strategies to raise standards in KS3 English. It  will be facilitated by HMI from the North East, Yorkshire and Humberside Ofsted region.

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09
FEB
FutureReady Careers Conference 2017
FutureReady focuses on the knowledge and experiences a young person needs to succeed in the 21st century. Key themes covered include: good careers guidance, character education and business engagement. With main sponsor vInspired.

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09
MAR
White Working Class:
how can schools tackle underachievement and raise attainment? 

This conference will bring school leaders from across the North East together to discuss the specific challenges and barriers to education faced by students from white working class communities
16
MAR
SCHOOLS NorthEast Patron's Dinner 2017
SCHOOLS NorthEast Partner Schools are invited to join us for an evening of celebration, recognising the hard work of our region's school leaders and the strength of our education community. This will be hosted by our Patron Lord Puttnam of Queensgate.

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30
MAR
SCHOOLS NorthEast Regional Governors 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 also aimed at senior leaders who want to make sure they have a high performing governing board and those looking to recruit new governors

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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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24
JAN
North East Women in School Leadership: Panel Debate
There is a significant shortage of women moving into senior leadership positions in our region's schools. This event will provide discussion, debate and an insight into this challenge. Mike Parker, Director of SCHOOLS NorthEast, and Linda Halbert, CEO of the Teesside Learning Trust and SCHOOLS NorthEast board member, will take part in the panel discussion.

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26
JAN
Challenging Behaviour in schools workshop
This workshop enables you to have an awareness and understanding of the reasons why a pupil may present challenging behaviour. It will share ways of assessing what behaviour is being presented through to writing behaviour support programmes and teaching replacement skills. 

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15
FEB
Making Education Your Business
The Royal Society and CBI invite you to a twilight session aimed at linking schools and colleges with local businesses. The event will give teachers and businesses an opportunity to hear from inspirational partnerships that are already happening in the area, exemplifying the benefits to both in supporting STEM education through collaboration.

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26
FEB
Film Skills Workshop: CAMERA & SOUND
Suitable for ages 15-19, this series of practical one-day workshops are an excellent way to explore the key building blocks of bringing a film to the screen. The Camera & Sound Workshop includes basic photographic principles, cameras and lenses, lighting, effective camera movement, how to shoot a scene.

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2 & 9
MAR
Employment Law Training for schools: Back to Basics
Develop a better understanding of employment law principles & practical skills with this NCFE IIQ accredited course. Run over 2 days, the sessions will explain legal principles and requirements; helping you to identify and practically deal with employment issues early.

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03
MAR
Celebrating the foundations of learning: An Early Years Conference
The conference will focus on understanding the characteristics of effective learning, exploring the Prime Areas of the EY Foundation Stage, celebrating the success and what makes magic happen in EY learning and more. Dr Tom Robson will be the keynote speaker. 

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Schools Northeast   New school term, new calendar year: what will it bring? wonders Dr Bernard Trafford in this week's Talking Heads. Looking at upcoming changes in the education sector, such as a new Chief Inspector, more focus on the mental health of pupils and new funding arrangements for schools, Dr Trafford concludes: "Fortunately schools exist on a huge fund of dedication and optimism: but both may wear thin if government doesn’t wake up soon. I’m not gloomy, not completely despondent: but I think this year will be tough going." Read more >

Schools Northeast   Dr Becky Allen, Director of Education Datalab, blogged about the reasons which make the pay of senior leaders in secondary schools vary systematically. Her research shows that Heads with a business studies/economics background earn £3,000 more, on average, and those with an ICT background earn over £5,000 less. Dr Allen looked at whether the difference in pay can also be explained by demographic characteristics and found that Heads who are female, younger and have qualified more recently, earn less.  Read more >


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