School Business Managers set MASSIVE Goals at SBM Conference | schoolsnortheast

School business management professionals from across the North East and beyond gathered at St James’ Park in Newcastle yesterday for the fifth annual SCHOOLS NorthEast School Business Management Conference.

The theme of the conference, the largest of its kind in the country,  was MASSIVE goals, so in welcoming delegates SCHOOLS NorthEast’s Director of Operations and Development, Chris Zarraga outlined our own MASSIVE goals to support schools and ensure that all children and young people in our region get the best possible start in life.

     

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Top honours for North East school leaders | schoolsnortheast

Congratulations to the school leaders from our region who were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017 for services to education!

Lesley Powell, Executive Principal of The Academy at Shotton Hall and CEO of the North East Learning Trust was awarded a CBE. Lesley has been teaching for 29 years, starting as an NQT at Highfield School in Gateshead. She joined Shotton Hall 12 years ago as Deputy Head and has been Headteacher for seven years.

In this period, Shotton Hall has become a teaching school, received an outstanding Ofsted judgement and, earlier this year, became one of just 11…

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Grammar school proposals missing from Queen’s Speech | schoolsnortheast

With the Conservatives losing their majority at the general election on 8 June, key education proposals were absent from the Queen’s Speech earlier this week.

In a toned down ceremony, the Queen’s speech – written by the government – made no mention of the expansion of selective education that the Conservative Party proposed prior to the election.

Also missing was the proposal to axe free school dinners for all five to seven year olds. The Conservatives had pledged to replace these with free breakfasts but backtracked when it was revealed that they had budgeted just 7p per meal.

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Queen’s Speech 2017: SCHOOLS NorthEast response | schoolsnortheast

SCHOOLS NorthEast, the representative body for all 1,250 schools in the region, welcomes the Government’s commitment to fairer funding for schools, reform of technical education and a greater emphasis on mental health outlined in today’s Queen’s Speech, but the quality of implementation will be key to their success.

 

School funding

From the very beginning, SCHOOLS NorthEast has backed the concept of a national fair funding formula and have campaigned hard on this issue. Unfortunately there is a large gap between the Government’s view of what is fair and the reality. North East schools…

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Fewer North East schools downgraded during latest inspections | schoolsnortheast

Ofsted statistics show the gap is narrowing in North East inspections that led to downgrading.

But schools in the North East are still more likely to be downgraded than anywhere else in the country, continuing to have the highest percentage of full inspections that led to a downgrading – 56.10% compared to the 38.19% nationally.

However, the North East is no longer the only region where the majority of full inspections falling in this category, as over half of those conducted in South West schools led to a downgrade.
Region
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No Change
Downgraded
East Midlands
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School Business Managers set MASSIVE Goals at SBM Conference | schoolsnortheast

School business management professionals from across the North East and beyond gathered at St James’ Park in Newcastle yesterday for the fifth annual SCHOOLS NorthEast School Business Management Conference.

The theme of the conference, the largest of its kind in the country,  was MASSIVE goals, so in welcoming delegates SCHOOLS NorthEast’s Director of Operations and Development, Chris Zarraga outlined our own MASSIVE goals to support schools and ensure that all children and young people in our region get the best possible start in life.

     

Delegates were also welcomed by our Chair…

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http://ift.tt/2sywgzD

Top honours for North East school leaders | schoolsnortheast

Congratulations to the school leaders from our region who were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017 for services to education!

Lesley Powell, Executive Principal of The Academy at Shotton Hall and CEO of the North East Learning Trust was awarded a CBE. Lesley has been teaching for 29 years, starting as an NQT at Highfield School in Gateshead. She joined Shotton Hall 12 years ago as Deputy Head and has been Headteacher for seven years.

In this period, Shotton Hall has become a teaching school, received an outstanding Ofsted judgement and, earlier this year, became one of just 11…

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