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The SCHOOLS NorthEast School Business Management Conference took place yesterday, 23 June 2016, at St James' Park in Newcastle and brought together 300 professionals from across the region.

Those involved in the day-to-day management of schools heard from a fantastic line-up of speakers and networked with their colleagues, as well as with a wide variety of companies exhibiting on the day.
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Brexit: Vote to leave the EU will delay education policies, union says
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Questions have been raised about the impact of today’s vote to leave the European Union on the Government’s education policies. Head Teachers’ union leader Russell Hobby said it would be “tough to implement” the national funding formula with “turmoil” in the Government.
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Poor pupils 'are still let down', warns Ofsted chief
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Sir Michael Wilshaw highlighted the "appalling injustice" of children from poorer homes continuing to fall behind their wealthier peers, at the Festival of Education. He added that the failure to improve the educational chances of the poor "disfigures" England's school system.
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NUT votes to hold one-day strike
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The ballot, the result of a motion aiming to protect pay and working conditions passed at the NUT’s annual conference in Easter, will see the union taking industrial action on 5 July in protest at cuts to school budgets as well as concerns about workload. 
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How the brightest are slipping down the tables   Figures put together for Schools Week by the education data analysis group School Dash highlight a worrying trend. Read more >

Report: half of teaching assistants faced physical violence in past year
 
More than half of teaching assistants say they have experienced physical violence in the classroom in the past year, according to a report published by trade union Unison.
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Ofsted’s ‘double inspection’ pilot results due this autumn
 
The education watchdog has trialled “reliability tests” since last spring, after it admitted that it had not done enough in the past to check the reliability of inspectors’ judgments.
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Letter from Education Secretary on academy conversion costs
 
Nicky Morgan has written to Chair of the Education Select Committee Neil Carmichael about the cost of academy conversion.
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Morgan “not standing for leader” after David Cameron resigns
 
A spokesperson said: “It is way too soon for any of that. Now is the time to reflect, build and move forward. We are not thinking about leadership.”
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Schools must collect data on immigrant children from autumn
 
The DfE has changed the information that will be collected from schools this autumn to include details about pupils’ nationality and country of birth.
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Spend the day with
Olympic volleyball players!
 
Premier Teachers has formed a partnership with world class athletes Nathan French and Peter Bakare who deliver a fantastic day of workshops to Primary age children and Secondary age children.

Nathan French and Peter Bakare are both professional athletes and 2012 Olympic Volleyball Players. The duo have played together for many years starting their careers in the same volleyball squad, all the way through to the Olympic Games. Nathan and Pete are passionate about sport and helping children to see the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.  


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North Tyneside Council Seeks Clarification on Education Plans   North Tyneside Council has written to the Secretary of State for Education to raise issues about the Government’s legislative plans for education.  Read more >

Tall Ships Youth Trust announces new Summer Voyage
 
Beginning on the 25th of July and lasting 7 nights until 1st August this voyage will take in the stunning North East Coast of the UK. 
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JUL
Summer Term Ofsted Briefings
Get the latest and most up-to-date information from Ofsted on a termly basis. 

We have set up a series of termly events with Ofsted to enable schools to stay up-to-date on regarding inspectionsOur summer term briefings will include a focussed discussion around meeting SEND requirements. There will also be contributions from NE Heads who have recently been inspected under the new framework.

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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 and Sir David Carter, National Schools Commissioner.

More information about the programme will be available soon.

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27
JUN
Righting the school improvement system
The annual North East Teaching Schools (NETS) Conference will adress the White Paper: Educational Excellence Everywhere and will cover strands such as ITT Workforce development and School-to-School Support. 

Keynotes: David Almond, Sir Andrew Carter, David Weston and Kim Mitchell. 

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Schools Northeast   Laura McInerney, Editor of Schools Week, wrote an opinion piece in The Guardian about Ofsted's new Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman. Laura writes: "So is Spielman fit to head such an important organisation? The obvious criticism is that she has never been a teacher. Union leaders leapt on this fact, with the NUT claiming her selection was a “sad indictment” of the way teachers were viewed." Read more >


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