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LATEST NEWS | TALKING HEADS | EVENTS | OPPORTUNITIES 24 September 2015
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Dr Bernard Trafford, Headmaster of Royal Grammar School in Newcastle, opened the ReTHINK Conference speech yesterday by calling for more support for schools to tackle pupils’ mental health issues, which he argues are now heightened by modern age.

“Improving our pupils’ mental health is beyond what we do in schools, but we can tackle the issue. Thanks to digital technology it now follows them home too, so parents need to step in and help.”
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Fewer coasting schools in the North than in any other region
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The lowest number of coasting schools are recorded in the North of England, according to a new ‘Guide to Regional Schools Commissioners’ published by the NFER. Their data shows that the North ...
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E.D. Hirsch - one academic's influence on British Education 
SCHOOLS NorthEast attended Policy Exchange’s 2nd Annual Education Lecture, held at Pimlico Academy in London last week, where the acclaimed American academic ...
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North East MP urges Chancellor to maintain funding for infants' free school meals
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The Government is under pressure to continue to fund free meals for infant school pupils. Sharon Hodgson MP, new Shadow Minister for Children and Families and MP for Washington ...
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Nicky Morgan and David Walliams launch literacy drive    The Education Secretary and children's author issued a call to publishers and schools to make English pupils Europe's most literate ...
 
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Nick Gibb announces new experts to improve initial teacher training   A further four experts have been appointed to support vital work to boost the quality of initial teacher training courses across England...
 
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Planned expenditure by local authorities 2015 to 2016   A summary of the planned expenditure by local authorities on schools, education and children and young people's services April 2015 - March 2016 Read more >

Schools Northeast   ANNUAL SUMMIT 2015

Date: Thursday 15 October 2015
Venue: St James' Park, Newcastle


Keynotes: Sir Michael Wilshaw, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector & Natasha Devon MBE, DfE's Mental Health Champion


This is the largest gathering of Head Teachers in the region and is regarded as the must-attend event in the North East education calendar. 

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The Journal launches campaign to tackle North East skills gap   Let's Work Together will showcase best examples of regional businesses who are tackling the skills gap in creative ways. It will encourage ...
 
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Grindon Hall free school making 'reasonable progress'   Grindon Hall Christian School in Sunderland has been told it's now making reasonable progress towards removal of 'special measures'.
 
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Darlington one of 10 LA areas with best phonics improvement   Dr Bernard Trafford, Headmaster of Royal Grammar School, is expected to respond to critics by arguing that the top.
 
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Newcastle primary 'Mantle of the Expert' training school   St John’s Primary School has just been Quality Marked as a Mantle of the Expert training school, one of only four in the country and the only one ...
 
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SEP
Power Lunch with Anne-Marie Travelyan MP
The Berwick-upon-Tweed MP will meet with local Heads for a confidential, but informal discussion over lunch. Book your place here for the free event.   
 
01
OCT
SCHOOLS NorthEast Annual General Meeting
Partner Schools are invited to help shape SNE's priorities and work programme for the next academic year at our AGM 2015. Confirm your attendance here
 
15
OCT
Power Lunch with Anna Turley MP 
The MP for Redcar will meet local Heads for a confidential, yet informal discussion of a free lunch. Make sure you book your place here. 
25
SEP
Singapore Maths Conference 
Following a visit to schools in Singapore, the event is an opportunity to share learning and resources from the trip. Speakers include Sir Ken Gibson. More information here.
 
01
OCT
Thinking Differently About Education
A free research showcase event looking at learners, professional development, educational leadership, equality & learning. For more information please see the programme.
 
01
OCT
North East Policy Network Event
Join Sam Freedman, Executive Director at Teach First & former policy advisor to Michael Gove,to discuss the crisis of capacity in the education system. More information here. 
06
OCT
Understanding and Challenging Ofsted
A legal perspective with Oliver Hyams, barrister at Devereux Chambers. This session aims to help you understand your legal obligations and how you can challenge Ofsted. More info. 
 
13 
OCT
Connecting Classrooms
 

An interactive afternoon for teachers to find out about the British Council's new flagship international professional learning programmes. Click here  to book your place.
 
21
OCT
Kenton Middle Leadership Hub
Leading Learning Together, a hub for all aspiring and existing middle leaders, with plenty of networking opportunities -for more information and to book your place, click here.

Schools Northeast   Colin Lofthouse, Head Teacher at Rickleton Primary School in Sunderland, is 'Searching for Trust' in the latest Talking Heads blog.

His anecdotal introduction, reminiscing a trust exercise during his days as a secondary school pupil, makes way for a lesson on trust in school leadership: "Trust isn’t easy to build, it takes time. People are nervous and need proof of reliability, integrity and competence."
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Schools Northeast   Knowledge and the Curriculum: A collection of essays to accompany E. D. Hirsch's lecture at Policy Exchange. The authors of the paper include Schools Minister Nick Gibb, Group Director of Assessment Research and Development at Cambridge Assessment, as well as Heads.  

Nick Gibb's chapter is an introduction into how E. D. Hirsch came to shape UK Government Policy.
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Schools Northeast   A recent investigation conducted by the BBC found that more than 30,000 alleged crimes reported to police in 2014 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are linked to schools. This is the equivalent of 160 allegations per school day, and theft and violent crime were the most common types of offences. This is an increase from records dating back to 2013 of 28,444 crime reports. It is not known how many led to convictions. Read more >

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Subject training in Maths for primary school teachers Read more >
Free school 'Inventors Workshop' with artist Dominic Wilcox  Read more >
Mastering Mathematics: Free TSST for KS 2 and 3 Read more >
Thank You Letter Awards 2016: Entries now open Read more >
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Tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying Read more >
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