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The Secretary of State for Education attended the SCHOOLS NorthEast Summit yesterday for the first time, addressing the largest annual gathering of school leaders in the region.

The annual SCHOOLS NorthEast Summit took place yesterday, 13 October, at St James' Park, where more than 450 Head Teachers in the region gathered together for the day.
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Dame Sue Bailey announced as Chair of schools-led mental health commission
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The nation’s foremost figure in child emotional wellbeing is to chair the Schools-led Commission on pupils’ mental health which is being set up by SCHOOLS NorthEast. Dame Sue has dedicated more than 30 years of her professional career to improving the mental health of children and young people.
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Middlesbrough school and World record holder team up to climb to the top
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World record holder Masha Gordon launched a confidence-boosting programme with Macmillan Academy to tackle the ‘bravery deficit’ experienced by teenage girls. The initiative aims to support girls in developing greater grit, determination and self-confidence through a year-long mountaineering training programme.
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North East schools display worst Progress 8 scores nationally
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The Government has published a full list of Progress 8 scores for the first time. The North East’s Progress 8 score for 2015/16 was -0.16, the lowest of all the English regions. According to the DfE statistics published yesterday morning, all 12 Local Authority areas in the region posted negative Progress 8 scores...
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Justine Greening to reveal primary test changes ‘in coming weeks’   The Education Secretary will make a new announcement about primary assessments in the next few weeks, she told delegates at the SCHOOLS NorthEast Summit in Newcastle. Schools Week >

Greening: excellence in 'particular subjects' may be enough to get pupils into grammars
 
Pupils could gain access to grammar schools if they show proficiency in particular subjects, Justine Greening has said at the SCHOOLS NorthEast Summit yesterday.
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'Grammar schools? Only if you want them', Education Secretary tells North East
 
Addressing around 450 school leaders at the SCHOOLS NorthEast conference, Ms Greening spoke about how schools could help each other to improve and the importance of offering a high-quality education in technical & academic subjects.
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Twelve North East schools lauded for changing lives   North East teenagers led a unique award ceremony this week, in which a dozen schools representing every LA in the region were recognised for their outstanding work in changing lives through the youth movement National Citizen Service (NCS). Read more >

Baroness Grey-Thompson helps pupils go the extra mile
 
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson will visit pupils and staff at Saltburn Primary School  and take part in an initiative which is now firmly established within each pupil’s timetable and regular routine.
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07
NOV
Every Child's Progress Counts
Helping all schools to meet SEND requirements. 

Hear from leading Special Education speakers and HMI, on what the implications of the common Inspections Framework are for all schools, mainstream and specialist. This inaugural Conference is brought to you via a Teaching School collaborative, with support from SCHOOLS NorthEast.

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14
NOV
Websites: a window to your school
The aim of this event is to update schools on the statutory requirements around what they must publish on their website and to demonstrate how websites can be used as an effective tool to communicate a school’s brand to key audiences. Confirmed speakers include Belita Scott HMI

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17
OCT
Grant Writing With a Project Narrative
Are you intimidated or frustrated by the time and effort needed to write grant applications? The best first step in any Income Generation effort is to write a Project Narrative. In this free webinar we will discuss how to write a successful Project Narrative and introduce you to tools that can help you. You will save loads of time by writing one Project Narrative and then using that one for multiple grant applications.

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20
OCT
Physics Matters
Physics Matters! is a series of six Thursday evening talks (6:30–7:30 pm) for sixth-form students, held at Northumbria University. Each talk is focused around a different area of physics, and aims to show why Physics Matters! … and where it can lead. Students do not have to be accompanied by a member of staff, but staff are welcome to come along.

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22
NOV
SEND Avoiding Litigation
The first seminar of two in this education law series will consider, from a practical perspective, the potential litigation risks faced by those with day-to-day responsibility for managing SEND, statements/EHC Plans and initial exclusions and appeals.

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02
DEC
Free Youth Mental Health Conference Durham
A day of sharing ideas, making connections, learning about resources and breaking down mental health stigma for anyone working with children and young people.  Kindly hosted by Framwellgate School and funded by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust and Health Education England.

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Schools Northeast   Kieran McGrane, Head Teacher at Ponteland Community High School and SCHOOLS NorthEast Trustee, writes in this week's Talking Heads column about funding. His piece, titled Show me the money, looks at whether Northumberland is really underfunded and the reasons why. He writes: "I look forward to the day when we can do even better by them because they are funded at an appropriate rate than is comparable to their peers elsewhere in the country. My fear is that I will still be shouting ‘Show me the money’ for years to come." Read more >

Schools Northeast   Pearson has published a report based on their Global survey of educator effectiveness "The Heart of Great Teaching".  Results from their survey in 23 countries reaffirm the notion that at its foundation, teaching is about relationships between teachers and students that ultimately foster student success. One of the studies' conclusions was that "no matter who you are or where you live, people endorse similar qualities of what makes an effective teacher".  Read more >


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Headmaster vacancy at RGS Newcastle  Read more >
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World Town Planning Day 2016 Schools Competition Read more >
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