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Labour MP for Newcastle North Catherine McKinnell has pressed the Schools Minister during an Education Committee session, on whether he was “comfortable” with the way schools have been dealing with cost pressures.

This comes after school leaders told MPs of being forced to make teaching and support staff redundant and cut other costs just to stay afloat, with one Head Teacher revealing that he’d cut teaching “to the bare bones” in his school.
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Government abandons year 3 phonics check after trial prompts workload concerns
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Officials told Schools Week that a check for eight-year-olds will not be rolled out to all primaries following a pilot which saw 51% of pupils achieve the Government’s ‘expected standard’. Pupils will continue to be assessed on phonics in years one and two.
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Speakers announced for regional careers guidance conference
 
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One of the country’s foremost experts on highly effective careers engagement in schools and a leading light from the business community are among a high-quality line-up of speakers at the region’s annual careers guidance conference.
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Working class disadvantage follows from school through to the professions
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The Social Mobility Commission published findings that show the gross disparities in pay between professionals from working class backgrounds and their more advantaged colleagues, getting paid an average of £6,800 less each year.
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“Vital” careers guidance should be priority of school leaders when planning spend   Providing high-quality careers advice and support is not just “a question of funding, but how a school chooses to spend it”, said Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Robert Halfon, giving Gateshead College as an example of good practice.  Read more >

League tables 'mislead on school success'
 
Data from Education DataLab shows about 20,000 secondary pupils left before they sat their GCSE exams.
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DfE not 'on top of' academy land values, admits top official
 
The admission came during a Public Accounts Committee meeting, as DfE permanent secretary Jonathan Slater answered questions on why the department had breached its spending limit.
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Half of academies fall short on funding
 
An answer to a Parliamentary question shows that the proportion of academy trusts with an annual shortfall doubled in two years.
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Parents want more voice in school policy
 
More than eight out of 10 parents want to be consulted more, according to a PTA UK survey.
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Primary school encourages pupils to wear slippers in class
 
Findern Primary in Derby introduced the idea after one of the teachers came across research that found the relaxed approach to footwear improved academic results.
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Local CPD on Teaching GCSE Computer Science for the first time

Upskill your ICT Teachers in time for the forthcoming change over to teaching Computer Science in September. 

We are offering the only course to prepare for teaching GCSE Computer Science in the region at a great price of £150 per delegate.


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SCHOOLS NorthEast welcomes new supporters   A warm welcome to all Partner Schools and Education and Commercial Supporters that have joined our network in the past couple of months. Read more >

MP to hand Newton Aycliffe pupils' petition for GCSE ‘equality’ to parliament
 
Sedgefield MP Phil Wilson gave his backing earlier this month to the campaign set up by pupils demanding equality for GCSE English Language and Literature between the maintained - state schools and academies - and independent sectors.
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New Principal at Thorp Academy
 
Andrew Jordan becomes the new Executive Principal at Ryton's Thorp Academy. 
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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
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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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09
FEB
UK Bribery Act 2010 Workshop for Governors 
This workshop is designed to help Bursars, Office Managers, Human Resources, Governors & Head Teachers to understand how imperative it is to have robust policies or a definitive procurement process and what it means for the school. 

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11
FEB
#Train2TeachDurham Event
Need one to one support & guidance to help you on your route to teaching?
Prince Bishops Teaching School Alliance is part of a growing number of schools who are leading the way for more school-led teacher training. 

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16
FEB
Art talk: How philosophical enquiry can help your students think about art
Training for teachers KS1 – KS4 and all those interested in art and education.This workshop provides an introduction to the basics of philosophical enquiry with artworks, focusing on identifying concepts, asking questions and facilitating short dialogues. 

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17
FEB
Create Effective Income Generation Campaigns 
In this 15-minute webinar we will show you the most efficient way to produce a full, effective Income Generation campaign that could bring in thousands of pounds for your school!

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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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07
MAR
NASBM Newcastle Regional Conference 2017
This event is solely dedicated to the school business management professional, where all content is tailored specifically to you, the audience.

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We're looking for school leaders who like to write and share their thoughts on the latest developments in the education sector with their colleagues across the region. 

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