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The Education Secretary defended government plans for academisation to two North East MPs who challenged the Department's decision to "inflict" it on all schools.

Nicky Morgan faced the Education Select Committee on Wednesday, answering questions about the Department's White Paper proposals. Committee member and MP for Gateshead Ian Mearns pressed for an explanation as to why schools that are already Good or Outstanding, and that work collaboratively within the Local Authority area - such as those in his constituency - will be forced to become academies. Mrs Morgan argued: “I don’t think it’s a question of inflicting anything on anybody. I think it is a question of offering people the opportunity to be autonomous and run themselves.”
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Parents plan to take children out of school for a day in protest of difficult Sats exams
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Plans to boycott Year 2 Sats exams are underway, as parents decide to take their children out of school on 3 May as a form of protest against stressful testing. The parents argue that the exams are over-demanding and leave six and seven-year-olds unnecessarily anxious over tests that do not affect their future options, as they are ...
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Achieving Excellence Areas – implications for the North East
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The DfE set out plans in its white paper Educational Excellence Everywhere to prioritise support to a number of areas of the country where “low standards are exacerbated by a lack of capacity to drive improvement”. The Government plans to inject extra support into a number of these areas to drive up standards.
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Children in care 'too often denied mental health treatment'
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Children in care are too often missing out on treatment for mental health problems despite being four times more likely to experience them, say MPs. The Commons Education Committee says children fostered in England are sometimes denied treatment simply because they move placement too often.
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Pay more so teachers stay at disadvantaged schools, says thinktank   Disadvantaged pupils are being held back by high levels of teacher turnover, and schools should offer mentoring & extra pay to keep staff, according the Social Market Foundation. Read more >

Sir Michael Wilshaw letter about segregation in independent faith schools
 


Ofsted's Chief Inspector wrote to the Secretary of State for Education to raise concerns about segregation in independent faith schools.

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Parent council plans ‘rushed out’ after academy outcry
 
The government has been accused of rushing out its plan to create ‘parent councils’ as a response to the removal of parent governor rights.
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The Prime Minister's 'not for turning' on academies
 
David Cameron said there will be no U-turn over the Government's plan to turn every school into an academy, during PMQs this week.
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The White Paper and academisation:
implications and options

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Durham TAs feel 'worthless' after council threatens to terminate contracts   The harsh warning comes as the council has been locked in a bitter dispute with 2,700 teaching assistants since late last year, reports The Chronicle. Staff could face pay cuts of up to 25%. Read more >

Ponteland school saved from closure as it gets academy approval
 
The Northumberland school, which was threatened with closure under council plans, has been granted permission to convert to an academy. 
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23
MAY
The White Paper and academisation: implications and options
In light of recent announcements in the Budget and White Paper that every school must become an academy by 2022, SCHOOLS NorthEast has organised a full day conference to help you understand the current direction of education policy and make the right decisions for your school

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JUN
School Business Management Conference
Join us for fourth annual SBM Conference. This event is aimed at all staff involved in the day-to-day running of their school, offering all the benefits of a high profile national conference. This year we're going SUMO! Supercharge yourself, your colleagues and your school with internationally recognised speaker Paul McGee.

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13
OCT
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, who will deliver the keynote address at the conference.

More information about the programme will be available soon.

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15
OCT
Every Child's Progress Counts
Designed to help all schools meet SEND requirements

SCHOOLS NorthEast is currently supporting the upcoming regional SEND Conference, organised by the four North East Specialist Teaching Schools. Network and share best practice with some of the leading SEND specialists over dinner. 

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19
MAY
Dealing with the pressures of leadership
Dealing with the pressures of Leadership: the power of words and how life can be different. Throughout this brain-on-hands-on day, you’ll have many opportunities to develop new knowledge, skills and understandings that you can apply immediately, set great goals and achieve the results you truly desire.

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MAY
System Leadership Event Post-White Paper (Central)
Are you interested in supporting the school-led system in the North-East from 2016-17 and beyond? The White Paper talks about having great leaders at the heart of the system. Hear about possible school to school support opportunities in the future and to hear examples of where this has already been successful in your locality.

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MAY
System Leadership Event Post-White Paper (South)
Are you interested in supporting the school-led system in the North-East from 2016-17 and beyond? The White Paper talks about having great leaders at the heart of the system. Hear about possible school to school support opportunities in the future and to hear examples of where this has already been successful in your locality.

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25
MAY
System Leadership Event Post-White Paper (North)
Are you interested in supporting the school-led system in the North-East from 2016-17 and beyond? The White Paper talks about having great leaders at the heart of the system. Hear about possible school to school support opportunities in the future and to hear examples of where this has already been successful in your locality.

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13
OCT
The Secret of Mental Maths experience for teachers
ShiNE Teaching School Alliance is delighted to bring you The Secret of Mental Maths experience for teachers.The workshop will be facilitated by Andrew Jeffrey who has been described as a 'Maths evangelist' and is at the forefront of the latest developments in primary Maths. He is also an expert on Mathematics Mastery and Singapore Maths. Suitable for KS2 & 3.

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Schools Northeast   Be bold, be brave but don’t be a bruiser or a battle-axe! a lovely piece by the Head Teacher of Monkseaton High School  in this week's Talking Heads.

Addressing her colleagues, Mrs Crowder wrote an article packed with inspirational quotes and motivating advice to school leaders, and shared a few ideas she applies to her role so she can  "keep afloat in this crazy world of education". 
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Schools Northeast   This week we are flipping the virtual pages of the Education Select Committee's report into the mental health and well-being of looked-after children, published today. The inquiry found that current methods of assessing children and young people's mental health as they enter care are inconsistent and too often fail to identity those in need of specialist care and support. It recommends that CAMHS should be made available for all looked-after young people up to the age of 25.  Read more >

Schools Northeast   Watchsted released data that aims to answer the historical question "do council maintained schools outperform academies?". They analysed inspection outcomes by school type, the impact of becoming an academy, how inadequate schools improved, but also looked at the performance of multi-academy trusts. The study was commissioned by the Local Government Association, and Schools Week has gone through all of it and explained the findings under a few key points.   Read more >

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