Northern Education Trust responds to latest Ofsted judgement | schoolsnortheast

Earlier this week, Ofsted published their judgement after inspecting the Northern Education Trust. The Trust’s response to this can be read in full below:

The Trust welcomed the request made by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector to carry out a focused review of nine of twenty of our academies in November 2016. We are pleased that the review recognises that “Principals and governors are fulsome in their praise for the support they receive”. Such acknowledgement is rare in a review of this kind. They also identify the challenge of the task of taking on schools “that have much higher levels of…

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SCHOOLS NorthEast responds to stage 2 of the NFF consultation | schoolsnortheast

In December 2016, the Department for Education announced it was seeking views on the detailed design of the schools national funding formula, as part of the second stage of its consultation.

SCHOOLS NorthEast has submitted a response on behalf of schools in our region. Changes to the funding structure will have an impact on all of our schools and we are concerned that the proposed formula does not give North East schools a fair deal. In particular, the Government has included an Area Cost Adjustment multiplier which takes money away from our region on the basis of low house prices.

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North East schools forced to ask parents to help fill funding blackhole | schoolsnortheast

The Head Teachers of two schools in the region have written to parents with a plea for donations, as both schools face losing hundreds of thousands of pounds in the next few years.

Dozens of school leaders in Darlington also reached out to parents, urging them to lobby the Government over the funding crisis by writing to the Education Secretary and the Schools Minister.

New research conducted by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) says the proposed national funding formula could leave 1,000 schools across the country facing additional cuts of 7% beyond 2019-20. The National Audit…

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SCHOOLS NorthEast Patron’s Dinner celebrates education in the region | schoolsnortheast

Last week, SCHOOLS NorthEast held its annual Patron’s Dinner in celebration of education and schools in the region.

The event is held every year in honour of our Patron Lord Puttnam of Queensgate and brings together hundreds of school leaders and educationalists from the region and beyond for an evening of fine-dining.
SCHOOLS NorthEast Patron Lord Puttnam, Prof. Dame Sue Bailey, SCHOOLS NorthEast Chair John Hardy and SCHOOLS NorthEast Director Mike Parker
This year, the Patron’s Dinner was held at the Biscuit Factory in Newcastle, which is the UK’s largest independent contemporary…

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Number of teacher training recruits drops | schoolsnortheast

Figures published yesterday by UCAS reveal a drop of almost 7% in acceptances to teacher training programmes in England and Wales in 2016-17.

But the North East is the region faring the best in the country in terms of placing trainee teachers.

In England and Wales, only 26,000 recruits were accepted on to teacher training courses for 2016-17, as government targets for recruitment in the profession have been missed for five consecutive years. This is a decrease of 1,900 acceptances since last year.

The North East has the highest proportion of teacher training recruits, with over 60%…

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Northern Education Trust responds to latest Ofsted judgement | schoolsnortheast

Earlier this week, Ofsted published their judgement after inspecting the Northern Education Trust. The Trust’s response to this can be read in full below:

The Trust welcomed the request made by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector to carry out a focused review of nine of twenty of our academies in November 2016. We are pleased that the review recognises that “Principals and governors are fulsome in their praise for the support they receive”. Such acknowledgement is rare in a review of this kind. They also identify the challenge of the task of taking on schools “that have much higher levels of…

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SCHOOLS NorthEast responds to stage 2 of the NFF consultation | schoolsnortheast

In December 2016, the Department for Education announced it was seeking views on the detailed design of the schools national funding formula, as part of the second stage of its consultation.

SCHOOLS NorthEast has submitted a response on behalf of schools in our region. Changes to the funding structure will have an impact on all of our schools and we are concerned that the proposed formula does not give North East schools a fair deal. In particular, the Government has included an Area Cost Adjustment multiplier which takes money away from our region on the basis of low house prices.

Even…

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