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White working class: how can schools tackle underachievement and raise attainment?
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Think tank chaired by George Osborne cites “overwhelming evidence” that attainment at age 16 is “too low” in the North, hindering future generation of region’s employees’ chances of reaching their potential.

A new report published by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership says improving educational attainment at 16 should be a priority in the development of the Northern Powerhouse and suggests that eliminating the gap with the rest of the UK in the percentage of good and outstanding secondary schools can be done by building on the approach of the Ofsted annual report published last year.
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Arts not at odds with the EBacc, says free schools charity
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New analysis of trends in GCSE entries over the last five years, carried out by the New Schools Network, shows that the introduction of the EBacc has had “no discernible impact” on the popularity of arts subjects.
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Body cameras on trial in English schools
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A new pilot scheme where teachers wear police-style body cameras is being trialled by two schools in England. Would you trial them in your school? Please share your opinion with us by submitting your answer here.
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Schools call on MPs to fight ‘grossly unfair’ Progress 8
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School leaders want MPs to fight the government’s “grossly unfair and discriminatory” Progress 8 measure that will award three times more points to pupils moving between top grades than those at the bottom of the scale, Schools Week reports.
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Tory MPs increase pressure on ministers over school funding cuts   Conservative MPs have warned ministers they could not support current proposals to shake up school funding, as they outlined how their constituencies could lose out. TES >

Sixty ‘orphan’ schools shunned by academy sponsors
 
Would-be sponsors are fighting shy of schools with a poor Ofsted rating or financial difficulties, tearing a hole in the government’s flagship academy policy.
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Free nursery hours subsidising the rich, report says
 
The Institute of Economic Affairs study says the right to 15 hours free care a week has distorted the market price.
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DfE misses deadlines in responding to 9 of its own consultations
 
One consultation that closed in November 2014 has still not received an official response from the DfE, reports the TES exclusively.
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Two-year visa migrant teachers ease recruitment crisis
 
The Migration Advisory Committee's “review of teachers” calls for computer science, Mandarin and general science teachers to be added to the Government’s official occupation shortage list.
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Schools have no funds to train teachers, says study
 
There are 20,000 teachers in schools in England without any budget to train them, according to research by the Teacher Development Trust.
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White working class: 
how can schools tackle underachievement
and raise attainment?


This full day 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. 

The agenda will include a mixture of keynote speakers and solution-orientated,
interactive workshops.


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Young teachers to lobby Shadow Education Secretary at union event in Newcastle   Angela Rayner is to meet young teachers at a union conference. The MP will speak to delegates at the National Union of Teachers Northern Region’s Regional Early Career Teachers event taking place in Newcastle this weekend. Read more >

Parents launch fight to save Northumberland school
 
A 35-strong group gathered outside the school gates on Tuesday afternoon as staff and governors met to discuss the future of the school.
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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

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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 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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05
APR
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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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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02
MAR
Employment Law Training for schools: Back to Basics
Run over 2 days, this NCFE IIQ accredited course will explain legal principles and requirements; helping you to identify and practically deal with employment issues early.

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14
MAR
Academies: Governance & Growth
Ward Hadaway's expert Education Team invite you to this free breakfast briefing to discuss the ways in which academy trusts can grow successfully, whilst also maintaining good governance, and what you need to do to prepare first. 

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03
MAY
Leading Collaborative Learning at Every Level: From System to Classroom
The SCEL 2017 conference is open to educators working at every level in the system and aims to deepen your understanding of the power of collaboration as a leadership and learning approach.

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Schools Northeast   Lee Elliott, Head Teacher at Wolsingham School in County Durham, writes about how his school developed and established their "Ready" curriculum. Along with all staff, parents and governors, the school created ten Ready strands which ensured that the school vision is a shared one - known and understood by all. Click below to find out more about the process and understand how the Ready curriculum benefits all at Wolsingham School.  Read more >


Schools Northeast   According to new figures released today by the national College for Teaching & Leadership, the North East now has:
  • 46 Teaching Schools
  • 74 National Leaders of Education (down 2 from December 2016)
  • 28 National Leaders of Governance
Gateshead and Hartlepool are the only two North East local authorities without any NLGs. 

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