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Almost 65% of pupils in our region scored 5+A*-C grades at GCSE level, below the national average of 66.5% in the latest performance tables.

The highest performing Local Authority area in the North East is North Tyneside, where 72% of pupils achieved 5+ A*-C grades. They also topped the national average of 91% for 5+A*-G grades by 1.8 percentage points.
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RSCs are a ‘pragmatic approach’, but transparency needs to improve, inquiry finds 
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Regional School Commissioners are a “pragmatic approach” to the expanding workload of academies, but transparency was one of a number of areas that remain a concern, according to an Education Select Committee  report.
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Middlesbrough Ofsted letter 'demoralising to teachers'
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Ofsted regional director, Nick Hudson, has written to Middlesbrough Council to raise concerns about standards in primary education in the town. According to a report in the Middlesbrough Evening Gazette, the letter describes primary ...
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Progress 8 pilots
published for first time
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Schools that opted in to the Progress 8 pilot in 2015 are having their data published for the first time. Four out of the eight schools participating in our region performed above the national average of -0.03 (Progress 8) and 48.4 (Attainment 8). Two schools are below the...
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New drive to protect children from 'spell of twisted ideologies'   The Education Secretary announced package of measures to protect children from extremism, including a new website Education Against Hate . Read more >

Sir Michael Wilshaw on his ambitions for education
 
Ofsted's Chief Inspector spoke at CentreForum setting out his ambitions for education, including the need to improve vocational training.
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Nicky Morgan opens character symposium
 
The Education Secretary sets out her vision for character education in a speech today.
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Primary education in Middlesbrough branded 'weak' by Ofsted Chief   The Gazette reports on the letter sent by Nick Hudson, Ofsted's regional director for the North East, Yorkshire and Humber, to Middlesbrough Council regarding school performance in the area.  Read more >

Sunderland High School to close due to low pupil numbers
 
The private school is set to close this summer, after more than 130 years, due to falling student numbers, The Chronicle reports. 
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4
FEB
FutureReady Conference 2016
A conference focusing on what a young person needs to succeed in the 21st century. Confirmed speakers: Claudia Harris, Careers & Enterprise Company, Dr Tom Harrison, Director of Development for the Jubillee Centre for Character and Virtues and many more. Book your place today!
 
8
FEB
Teacher recruitment: how to grow your talent pool
Find out how your school can improve its chances of finding the right candidates. The event will also see the launch of a new recruitment portal created by schools, for schools in the region - Jobs in Schools | North East. Book your place at this free event today. 
 
3
MAR
Ofsted Briefing (Central) - Common Inspection Framework
Learn more about the changes to the way Ofsted inspects schools. SCHOOLS NorthEast has set up a series of termly events with Ofsted to support schools in the region to stay current on all information regarding inspections. More information here
3
MAR
Ofsted Briefing (South) - Common Inspection Framework
Learn more about the changes to the way Ofsted inspects schools. SCHOOLS NorthEast has set up a series of termly events with Ofsted to support schools in the region to stay current on all information regarding inspections. More information here
 
8
MAR
Ofsted Briefing (North) - Common Inspection Framework
Learn more about the changes to the way Ofsted inspects schools. SCHOOLS NorthEast has set up a series of termly events with Ofsted to support schools in the region to stay current on all information regarding inspections. More information here
 
16
MAR
Patron's Dinner
SCHOOLS NorthEast will be holding its seventh annual Patron's Dinner, in honour of our Patron, Lord Puttnam of Queensgate. This is an evening of networking and fine dining to celebrate the hard work of our region's school leaders. This event is only available to SCHOOLS NorthEast Partner Schools. More info and booking here
18
MAR
MP Power Lunch
Head Teachers in Redcar and Cleveland can meet Anna Turley (MP for Redcar) and Tom Blenkinsop (MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland) to discuss local and national educational issues over an informal and 'open agenda' lunch.
Book your place today for this free event!
 
3
FEB
Forming/joining a Multi-Academy Trust
The seminar will explore the pros and cons and the options for governance, leadership and finance. We will also be sharing examples from across the region and answering any questions you may have in relation to your own school. More information and how to sign up available here
 
9
FEB
Academy financial best practice
A seminar for SBMs, Accounting Officers and Governors on financial efficiency and procurement. The session will explore how academies can improve their efficiency and effectiveness including the use of KPIs  and good procurement practices. More information available here
1
MAR
Progression: maximising student success
A free conference for Heads of Sixth Form and relevant colleagues to help them develop Ofsted outstanding progression systems. All sessions are led by national experts, and aim to share practical actions that you can put in place in your school. More info here
 
7
MAR
Train to Teach: Durham
This free event is designed to provide you with a wealth of information on pursuing a career in teaching and how to apply for training in England. You will receive one-to-one advice on training options from teaching experts and find out from practising teachers. More information here
 
7
NOV
Every Child's Progress Counts
A conference for Heads, teachers, SENCOs and Governors aiming to help all schools to meet SEND requirements. Hear from specialists about current measures, assessments, data systems and innovations and understand what your responsibilities are. More info about the event and booking.

Schools Northeast   Ponteland Community High School Head Teacher Kieran McGrane writes in our blog this week: "Student Councils - marmite to me!". Mr McGrane writes: "In recent years students have, rightly in my opinion, come to have a greater say in their schools thanks to a commitment to ‘student voice’ activities. There has also been a strong push from DfE that every school should have a student council but is this a good idea and does it actually support the drive to involve students in meaningful activity? Read more >

Schools Northeast   Sir Tim Brighouse writes in The Guardian on why 'We must move education from an age of confusion to ambition'. The former London schools commissioner considers the history of education policy and why we need a UK-wide discussion on the purpose of schools: "Let every school have a wall devoted to pen-pictures of the achievements of past pupils as well as those here now. Let every school be proud of the achievements of those who have been this way before." Read more >

Schools Northeast   Education in England: progress and goals, a new research document released by CentreForum and Education Datalab. The study looked at attainment by the end of Early Years, primary school and secondary school, and also at closing the gap between the most disadvantaged and the rest in recent years. Its proposed goal is for the progress gap to be eliminated at each stage in the education system and set different targets for narrowing the gap at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4.  Read more >

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