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Education Secretary Justine Greening announced yesterday that plans to make pupils resit Sats will be axed. 

This was part of new plans drawn up by the Secretary of State to “improve and simplify assessment arrangements”. In her ministirial statement, Ms Greening said: “we will not introduce statutory mathematics and reading resits on children’s arrival in year 7. Rather, we will focus on the steps needed to ensure a child catches up lost ground.”
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Education Committee Primary Assessment Inquiry: your thoughts
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It was clear from the SCHOOLS NorthEast Summit last week that primary school leaders in the region have strong feelings on assessment and we are keen that the voice of North East schools is heard. We will therefore be submitting a response to this consultation on behalf of our schools. We would really appreciate you taking the time to fill out this survey, which will determine the content of our submission.
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Gateshead pupils rank 8th nationally in EYFSP score
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The Department for Education has today published statistics that show the average EYFSP total point score for children in the North East has increased from 33.9 to 34.4; this is higher than the North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, the East Midlands and the West Midlands. Based on this data, Gateshead had the highest average total point score, 36.2, placing it in 8th, whilst Redcar and Cleveland had the lowest (32.2).
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SCHOOLS NorthEast Summit 2016 footage
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For those of you who couldn't attend our Summit conference last Thursday, 13 October, or if you have and wish to revisit some of the topics discussed on the day, we have put together a few video clips. The Secretary of State for Education's speech is now available to watch on Youtube, as well as Sir David Carter's session. Further videos will be included in future weekly newsletters. 

Justine Greening's speech
Sir David Carter's speech

Sir David Carter: Claim that trusts failed because they grew too quickly is a “myth”   The national schools commissioner instead stated it was because they gave too much autonomy to their failing schools and did not have a trust-wide improvement plan, Schools Week reports.  Read more >

Schools Minister says schools should only collect data required to improve children's education
 
Nick Gibbs told the Education Select Committee on Wednesday (19 October) that schools should ensure they are only collecting data that is required to improve their pupils education.
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Most grammar schools 'not prioritising poor pupils'
 
A BBC analysis of the 163 grammar schools' admissions policies found 90 do not take account of a child's eligibility for free school meals.
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Ofsted warns over police weaknesses in child protection
 
Sir Michael said police forces were not sharing information "in a timely way" and were not informing social workers quickly when children went missing.
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Charity launches gaming app to boost maths skills
 
National Numeracy has developed a game based in a virtual film set with the player taking on the role of runner on their first day of work.
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Opportunities for North East young people get boost at House of Lords event   Teenagers and MPs from across the North East joined influential delegates from the region and nationally at a National Citizen Service North East event, at the parliamentary venue. Read more >

Bede Community Primary reports increased attainment through use of tech in the classroom
 
Bede was part of a three-year programme backed by Samsung that involved equipping 15 primary schools in disadvantaged areas with tablets, interactive whiteboards and laptops, alongside technical support and training for teachers.
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03
NOV
Northern Grid for Learning – withdrawal of services, are you affected?
The event will look at what Northern Grid supplies and what schools are going to lose, running through everything that needs to be considered when choosing an appropriate new supplier.  You will hear from your colleagues in North East schools and impartial experts, who will help guide you through this complex process.

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07
NOV
Every Child's Progress Counts
Helping all schools to meet SEND requirements. 

Hear from leading Special Education speakers and HMI, on what the implications of the common Inspections Framework are for all schools, mainstream and specialist. This inaugural Conference is brought to you via a Teaching School collaborative, with support from SCHOOLS NorthEast.

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14
NOV
Websites: a window to your school
The aim of this event is to update schools on the statutory requirements around what they must publish on their website and to demonstrate how websites can be used as an effective tool to communicate a school’s brand to key audiences. Confirmed speakers include Belita Scott HMI

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29
OCT
Code Monsters
Join Tech for Life for their Halloween Maker party this October. This spook-tastic event is perfect for little monsters who are 6-14 years old. Expect Ghostbuster Scratch projects, create ghoulish monsters using Python, Electro Frankensteins, pumpkin maKey maKeys and much more! 

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31
OCT
North East Youth Summit
North East Labour MEPs are carrying out a consultation to try and identify the region’s priorities post-Brexit. They will present their findings to negotiators in the UK and EU, like Prime Minister Theresa May and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. They invite Sixth Form and College pupils to attend and express their views on a range of issues.

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02 
NOV
Grant Writing With a Project Narrative
The best first step in any Income Generation effort is to write a Project Narrative. In this free webinar, Pebble will discuss how to write a successful Project Narrative and introduce you to tools that can help you. You will save loads of time by writing one Project Narrative and then using that one for multiple grant applications.

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17
NOV
Sharing the lessons of becoming a successful Academy Trust
This event includes inputs from a high quality team of speakers who have developed very successful school Academy Trusts and are willing to share their experiences to ensure you are fully prepared if your school decides to become an Academy Trust.

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02
DEC
Free Youth Mental Health Conference Durham
A day of sharing ideas, making connections, learning about resources and breaking down mental health stigma for anyone working with children and young people.  Kindly hosted by Framwellgate School and funded by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust and Health Education England.

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APR
Leading Collaborative Learning (Collaboration Tour 2017)
This day of collaborative learning will translate theories about collaboration into practical strategies for co-learning that increase staff success and student achievement. You will leave with a knowledge of evidence-based strategies that you can integrate into school improvement efforts tomorrow.

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Schools Northeast   Hilary French, Headmistress at Newcastle High School for Girls, writes about female oppression in this week's Talking Heads, focusing on the impact the obsession with looks and appearance has on young girls: "As a society we are all to blame for creating this current horror show – inadvertently we all fuel the fire – and we need to check ourselves when talking to and praising girls.  Some say it starts in the cradle, and the way people talk to babies – with girls complimented for being pretty in pink and boys for being clever." Read more >


Schools Northeast   The DfE has published provisional data on the destinations of KS4 and KS5 students. In the North East 8% of the 2013/15 KS4 cohort took up apprenticeships for the following aacademic year - this compares to 6% nationally and is joint highest along Yorkshire and the Humber. Of the North East students who entered an A Level or other Level 3 qualifications that year, 61% entered a higher education institution the following year - slightly higher than the 59% nationally.   Read more >

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