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LATEST NEWS | TALKING HEADS | EVENTS | OPPORTUNITIES 7 January 2016
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Jobs in Schools | North East, the region's brand new recruitment portal created by schools for schools, is set to launch Monday 25 January 2016

This will act as a one-stop-shop for all recruitment opportunities within North East schools - both teaching and non-teaching staff. It will also allow schools to showcase themselves as employers, to profile their establishments and to promote incentives to potential candidates.

Home-grown and bespoke, Jobs in Schools | North East is perfect for recruiting teachers, leaders and support staff - a unique solution, created by schools for schools. SCHOOLS NorthEast is working with Head Teachers and School Business Managers to design a recruitment portal that meets your requirements and develop the widest possible pool of talent to fill your vacancies and retain talent in the region.
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New academy hub for areas with "significant educational challenges" in the North East
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The Government is setting up a new academy hub for the North East Coast and Darlington in the second wave of a £10m initiative to improve school standards across the north of England.
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Education Secretary announces times tables tests for 11 year-olds will pilot this summer
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An "on-screen check" will be used to test  pupils' tables up to 12x12 and will be introduced to around 3,000 pupils in 80 primaries this summer, before implementing it in 2017.
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North East Honours for people working in education and children's services 2016
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The 2016 New Year Honours list of people working in education and children's services was published on 30 December. Congratulations to everyone in the North...
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Several exams to be rescheduled due to Ramadan clash   The Joint Council for Qualifications has announced changes to timetables for certain GCSEs and A-levels so they do not coincide with Ramadan. Schools Week >

Ofsted clashes with ministers over extent of teacher shortages
 
Sir Michael Wilshaw says ‘isolated, coastal and disadvantaged areas’ have serious problem while Labour accuses government of hiding evidence of...
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Preventing extremism in schools and children's services
 
The Department for Education has updated the Prevent policy paper with information on assessing and managing the risk of a terrorist attack.
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Keeping children safe in education
 
A consultation on the proposed changes is now open. This closes on 16 February . 
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Sir David Carter appointed as new National Schools Commissioner
 
Sir David will play a key role in the government’s education reforms, leading the team of 8 RSCs to tackle underperformance and ensure all schools across the country are ... 

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Schools Northeast   Accenture #NEDigitalGirls 2016  

Date: Thursday 28 January 2016  
Venue: The Sage, Gateshead  
 


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This year's event is going to be BIGGER, BETTER and even more DIGITAL!
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New Principal while colleges await merger decision
 
Joanna Bailey has been appointed as the interim Principal of Prior Pursglove College, taking over from Judy Burton who has now retired from ...
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JAN
Common Inspection Framework: Early Lessons Learnt
Learn more about the changes to the way Ofsted inspects schools. This follow-up event will discuss early lessons learnt since the new common inspection framework was introduced, exploring the impact on schools and early findings from Ofsted. Book today!
 
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FutureReady Conference 2016
A conference focusing on what a young person needs to succeed in the 21st century. Confirmed speakers: Claudia Harris, Careers & Enterprise Company, Dr Tom Harrison, Director of Development for the Jubillee Centre for Character and Virtues and many more. Book your place today!
 
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MP Power Lunch
 

Head Teachers in Redcar and Cleveland can meet Anna Turley (MP for Redcar) and Tom Blenkinsop (MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland) to discuss local and national educational issues over an informal and 'open agenda' lunch.
Book your place today for this free event!
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JAN
Mirrors and Windows
An event on the ethos and education in a catholic school. The programme will explore the idea of ethos and the ways in which educational practitioners can contribute to ethos regardless of faith and beliefs. There are 6 sessions available, click here for more info.  
 
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JAN
Outstanding Teacher Programme Level 2
Designed for consistently good teachers who have the ability to be regularly outstanding. It involves 9 modules, a coaching module, key areas of differentiation, effective questioning, starters and plenaries, engagement and challenge, observing lessons and more. Click here for more info. 
 
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Aiming for Excellence Programme
The six session programme aims to empower teachers to consistently deliver high quality lessons, securing the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed. Sessions include observations, practical activities, feedback and colleague mentoring. More info here
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JAN
Supporting SEND: Transition to Uni
The event will highlight the support available for young people wishing to progress into higher education and provide an opportunity to gain specialist support with the UCAS application process, Student Finance and more. Experts on hand to inform next steps and also trouble shoot any problems or potential concerns. More info.
 
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Every Lesson Outstanding (ELO)
Developed by leading Teaching Schools within the North East, the course is suitable for both Primary and Secondary teachers looking to develop their practice further. The course will develop knowledge, understanding and confidence to deliver consistently high quality lessons across the curriculum. More info
 
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Forming/joining a Multi-Academy Trust
The event seminar will be exploring what is a Multi Academy Trust, what are the pros and cons and the options for governance, leadership and finance. We will also be sharing examples from across the region and answering any questions you may have in relation to your own school and context. More information here

Schools Northeast   Starting off the new term with some thoughts from our Vice Chair and Head Teacher of Park View School Iain Veitch in his article Festive food porn and tempting teacher training 'titbits'. Mr Veitch looks at what causes the teacher recruitment crisis and at how the government advertises the profession: It looked so appealing that I almost logged onto the website myself. The only thing really missing was a catchy theme tune, though analysing those chosen by the major department stores may have made officials wince..."  Read more >

Schools Northeast   School funding in England: current system and proposals for 'fairer funding' via the House of Commons Library. While the briefing paper by Nerys Roberts does not provide a look into what the future holds in terms of fairer funding for schools, it gives a clear insight into how funding was allocated to schools for the past five year and a timeline of changes to funding in the past. It also looks at what determines how much a schools gets and how to find information on current funding levels. Read more >

Schools Northeast   Action for Children has released research findings that suggest nearly a quarter of parents (23%) struggle to get their children to "unplug" and take part in activities away from TV, phone and computer screens. This was the most prominent struggle, overtaking trying to get children to eat healthily (19% of parents said it was a struggle), putting them to bed (18%), or do their homework (10%). The charity calls for strong relationships with parents to "build resilience in children, making them less susceptible to bullying or abuse outside the..." Read more >

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