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Schools are urging the Government to rethink their approach to school funding, or education in the North East will suffer under new, “fairer” arrangements. 

Plans for a new formula that will replace legacy funding which saw schools in the North East worse off by £45m, were announced by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement. SCHOOLS NorthEast welcomed the move to a national funding formula, but it has raised concerns that the Government’s planned approach will not get money into schools that need it the most.
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Schools reap benefits of new regional teacher recruitment drive
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A not-for-profit teacher recruitment initiative set up to tackle school staff shortages has exceeded expectations in its first eight weeks in operation.
SCHOOLS NorthEast created Jobs in Schools | North East after Head Teachers reported growing concerns with filling classroom vacancies.

 
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Sats spelling exam accidentally published months ago as practice paper
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The Government has been left red-faced after it emerged a primary school spelling test was accidentally published online as a practice paper. The KS1 Sats examination was accidentally uploaded in January on the Standards and Testing Agency website along with other practice papers.
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DfE rejects MPs' call for more RSC accountability
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The Department has released a response to the Education Committee inquiry into the role of RSCs, where MPs asked for more direct accountability. The report refuses the call, stating that there is already a 'clear chain of accountability' and that the Education Secretary remains accountable.
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Spending watchdog warns of 'pervasive' errors in DfE accounts   The National Audit Office has published a highly critical report on the DfE's financial statements, warning that it is "failing" to provide Parliament with a clear view of academy trusts’ spending. Read more >

Church agrees new academies plan with government
 
The MOU set out how Catholic and Church of England schools, and their dioceses, will work with their RSCs and the government.
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PMQs: Cameron vows to 'finish the job' on academies
 
David Cameron has defended controversial plans to force all state schools in England to become academies, saying it is time to "finish the job".
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Ramadan and Exams 2016: information for schools and colleges
 
ASCL has put together some information and advice for school and college leaders and those involved in administering GCSEs and A levels. 
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New Permanent Secretary for the Department for Education
 
Jonathan Slater, who is currently Director General Economic and Domestic Affairs Secretariat at the Cabinet Office, was chosen following an open competition. 
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Inquiry into sexual violence in schools
 
An inquiry into the scale of sexual harassment and sexual violence in England's schools is to be held by a Commons committee.
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'Important issues' raised over academies, says Nicky Morgan
 
Critics have raised "important issues" over government plans to make every school in England become an academy, the Education Secretary has said in an interview with BBC Radio 5.
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27 April 2016,
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4pm - 6.30pm
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The RSC's vision for education in the North of England   The DfE has released information about each Regional School Commissioner's contribution to raising school standards for 2015-16.  Read more >

North East parents to pull kids out of school in protest at tougher curriculum
 
Primary school exams have been made more rigorous and the strike organisers argue that the changes are causing unnecessary stress to children.
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Aycliffe school Head Jeremy Gargan quits over academies plan
 
Jeremy Gargan, Aycliffe Village Primary School in Co Durham, wrote to parents criticising changes to school funding and announcing his resignation.
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23
MAY
The White Paper and academisation: implications and options
In light of recent announcements in the Budget and White Paper that every school must become an academy by 2022, SCHOOLS NorthEast has organised a full day conference to help you understand the current direction of education policy and make the right decisions for your school

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23
JUN
School Business Management Conference
Join us for fourth annual SBM Conference. This event is aimed at all staff involved in the day-to-day running of their school, offering all the benefits of a high profile national conference. This year we're going SUMO! Supercharge yourself, your colleagues and your school with internationally recognised speaker Paul McGee.

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13
OCT
SCHOOLS NorthEast SUMMIT 2016
The must-attend education event for schools leaders in the North East.

We are delighted to be joined by The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education, who will deliver the keynote address at the conference.

More information about the programme will be available soon.

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7
NOV
Every Child's Progress Counts
Designed to help all schools meet SEND requirements

SCHOOLS NorthEast is currently supporting the upcoming regional SEND Conference, organised by the four North East Specialist Teaching Schools. Network and share best practice with some of the leading SEND specialists over dinner. 

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APR
EC4SLT Seminar
This free seminar introduces an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships project entitled ‘Entrepreneurial Competences for School Leadership Teams'. This project investigates whether the quality and efficiency of entrepreneurial school leadership can be enhanced through a professional enquiry approach.

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26
APR
Equality and Diversity Auditing workshop 
This workshop is designed to help you design and audit your equality and diversity processes and systems within your School.  You will have the knowledge to be able to benchmark against the main principal areas (9 protected characteristics) which are covered by the equality and diversity guidelines and legislation. 

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26
APR
Critical conversations in educational leadership
Thinking out of the box about leadership. This event creates a space for leadership stories to be told and leadership issues to be raised, linked to accounts of different methodological approaches used to examine such accounts. Presenters have been invited to offer testimony yet to be researched as well as accounts of current research.

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27
APR
Academy Scheme of Delegation: Help or Hindrance?
The session will explore the significance of the Scheme of Delegation, current practice around the use of the SoD and consider ways in which the scheme of delegation could, perhaps, be used more effectively to influence practice in a MAT. This event is aimed at Directors, Governors and Headteachers.

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19
MAY
Dealing with the pressures of leadership
Dealing with the pressures of Leadership: the power of words and how life can be different. Throughout this brain-on-hands-on day, you’ll have many opportunities to develop new knowledge, skills and understandings that you can apply immediately, set great goals and achieve the results you truly desire.

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17
JUN
Keeping up to date with social media in 2016
Social media is everywhere and plays a significant role in the lives of many of your children, parents, staff, governors, community, visitors and external agencies.  You cannot stop anyone from accessing it so you have to embrace the potential benefits it brings and inform of the pitfalls.  However, if it is not controlled, social media can be the school’s worse nightmare.

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30
JUN
Early Years Foundation Stage PE Fun and Games
This event organised by the North Shields Collaborative Teaching School Alliance. It will introduce Physical Activity and National Updates and delegates will have the opportunity to take part in three workshops on using equipment, developing skills, indoors and outdoors activities and more. A 30% discount is available for SCHOOLS NorthEast Partner Schools. 

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13
OCT
The Secret of Mental Maths experience for teachers
ShiNE Teaching School Alliance is delighted to bring you The Secret of Mental Maths experience for teachers.The workshop will be facilitated by Andrew Jeffrey who has been described as a 'Maths evangelist' and is at the forefront of the latest developments in primary Maths. He is also an expert on Mathematics Mastery and Singapore Maths. Suitable for KS2 & 3.

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Schools Northeast   Lynne Ackland, Head Teacher at Heaton Manor School in Newcastle, writes about the specific leadership challenges of schools that are large and diverse. Mrs Ackland recalls a quote by Thomas Hardy that stimulated her thinking "there is a size at which dignity begins and one at which ghastliness begins".
Find out how this applies to modern educational organisations in her blog article for Talking Heads "Bigger size, different challenges?"
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Schools Northeast   The Department for Education published its annual accounts yesterday, so we're now reading Schools Week's 10 Key Findings.

The education publication took a "forensic look" at the accounts and wrote about the money written off because of free school problems, PFI obligations, personal data breaches, spend on consultants and communications, exit packages and much, much more. 
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Schools Northeast   An initial survey of 49 Local Authority areas, conducted by the Press Association, reveals that on average nearly 90% of children got their first choice place. However, there were wide differences around the country, with at least 29 areas having less than 90% of children places in their preferred school. In Reading just 78.6% got their first choice, while in Redcar & Cleveland 97.8% of new starters were lucky.  Read more >

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