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LATEST NEWS | TALKING HEADS | EVENTS | OPPORTUNITIES 28 January 2016
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GOING LIVE: The region’s new recruitment portal, created by schools for schools, was launched today by
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Jobs in Schools | North East aims to bring all vacancies – teaching and non-teaching – in the region’s schools into one place to create a one-stop-shop for candidates to access career opportunities. Operating on a not-for-profit basis, the initiative will save North East schools thousands of pounds which can be channelled back into improving education for young people in the region.
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School leadership recruitment most challenging in deprived areas
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Recruiting Head Teachers in remote and deprived areas is most challenging, as leadership role applications experience a drop nationally, a new report reveals. The document published by the Future Leaders Trust says the struggle is amplified by the increasingly negative attitudes towards headship roles.
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Schools face years of 'highly challenging' budgets, says senior DfE official
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The TES is reporting that Tony Foot, director of the department’s education funding group, told heads and school business managers this week that he was “under no illusion” about the financial difficulties schools would face because of a combination of real terms budget cuts and rising costs...
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Head who sent parents letter about school runs in pyjamas writes for SCHOOLS NorthEast
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The debate on whether parents should or shouldn't wear pyjamas during school-runs continues. The Head who authored the letter that went viral and became the focus of international media, writes about her experience in our latest Talking Heads. #Pyjamagate by Kate Chilsholm, tells the tale of social media and its power. 
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Ofsted downgrades one in four "good" schools under new short inspections   A new Ofsted short inspection system for “good” schools has seen more than one in four downgraded to “requires improvement” or “inadequate”, reports the TES. Read more >

Schools wanted for DfE/BIS research project 
 
The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), a social purpose company and one of the world’s foremost organisations in changing human behaviour, is offering schools the opportunity to develop a deep ..
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Apprenticeships to be promoted as much as academic paths in career guidance
 
Schools must now allow equal airtime to the non-academic routes pupils can take post-16, in a bid to improve careers guidance and end “outdated snobbery” towards apprenticeships.
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HMCI's monthly commentary: January 2016
 
Sir Michael Wilshaw reflects on what Ofsted has learnt from the first term of short inspections of ‘good’ schools.
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Parents to get greater say in the school admissions process
 
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan announced the government will "sweep away admissions bureaucracy "and ensure parents have more of a...
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Schools Minister: The importance of schools leadership
 
Nick Gibb explains how government reforms are developing more excellent headteachers and helping school leaders improve their schools.
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Ofsted Chief on the wearing of the full veil in schools
 
Ofsted’s Chief Inspector gave his full support to school and college leaders who decide to take a stand against the inappropriate wearing of the veil. 
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Brian Lightman steps down as ASCL general secretary
 
Schools Week reports that Malcolm Trobe, the current deputy general secretary, will take over on an interim basis until the association appoints a...
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Darlington Head asks parents not to wear pyjamas to drop off their child   Skerne Park Academy Head Teacher Kate Chisholm sent a letter to all parents of children at the school asking them to ensure they are appropriately dressed when dropping off and... Read more >

Parents make plans to save Sunderland school from closure
 
The ChronicleLive is reporting that more than 200 parents attended a meeting about the future of Sunderland High school, backing plans to save it.
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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!
 
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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 EastBook your place at this free event today. 
 
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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
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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
 
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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
 
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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!
 
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Depth and mastery in Primary History
The course will examine the breadth of study and how to particularly engage and extend those children who want to take their learning further. How learning in history is assessed will be a key part of the day as well. For further information please click here or email Andrew Stogdale to book you place today. 
 
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Safeguarding against addiction
Lee Willows runs a charity  aimed at supporting organisations in identifying and working with students at risk of addiction through gambling. Following requests from teachers who had attended his seminars in London Inspire2Learn have brought him to the NE. More info available here.
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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
 
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Animate!
An animation festival in a day. Each school can bring a team of three students to come and create a LEGO animation in one day. The focus is on quality animation technique which of course involves all of those project based team problem solving skills that children need to develop for their journey beyond school. Please click here for more information.
 
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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

Schools Northeast   The debate on whether parents should or shouldn't wear pyjamas during school-runs continues. The Head Teacher who authored the letter that went viral and became the focus of international media, writes about her experience in our latest Talking Heads. 

#Pyjamagate by Kate Chilsholm, Head of Skerne Park Academy in Darlington, tells the tale of social media and its power. 
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The latest Sutton Trust report: Making a Statement, which states that student s are losing out as teachers' and university tutors' ideas about what makes a good personal statement are a "world apart". During their study, less  than a quarter of the 44 students’ personal statements were awarded the same grade by both teacher and admissions tutor: 20 statements were one grade different, 13 statements were two grades different and one statement was three grades different.
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Schools Northeast   Girls at single-sex state schools in England score better in their GCSE exams than their peers in mixed schools, according to analysis of most recent results. Data analysts SchoolDash identified the high performance of girls in single-sex schools in a breakdown of GCSE results. Overall, about 11% of this type of secondary schools showcased better performance in the exams: "In mixed schools, 55% of pupils got five good GCSEs, while in single-sex schools the proportion was 75%." Read more >

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