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Everything you need to know: Northumberland County Council – Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) consultation

Everything you need to know: Northumberland County Council – Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) consultation (27th October, 2017)

Northumberland County Council is consulting on its Draft Strategy for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), which aims to increase school place capacity to meet the demand for children with SEND in specialist and mainstream provision. This is compulsory under Section 30 of the Children and Families Act 2014.

SUMMIT 2017 Programme Announced

SUMMIT 2017 Programme Announced (4th October, 2017)

The annual SCHOOLS NorthEast Summit is fast approaching – there’s only one week to go until our biggest education event hits the North East. The Summit programme has just been announced and it's sure to be a day Heads and school leaders can't miss - from key note speeches to panels, sessions and networking, it's the only education event in the North East of its kind. 

 

Labour lays down their education initiatives at Brighton Conference

Labour lays down their education initiatives at Brighton Conference (3rd October, 2017)

This week the Labour Party held their annual conference in Brighton. Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner set out her vision of education from a Labour perspective and took the Conservative government to task on their education record to date.

Agnew Replaces Lord Nash as New Academies Minister

Agnew Replaces Lord Nash as New Academies Minister (3rd October, 2017)

Following the departure of Lord Nash this week, Sir Theodore Agnew, the founder of the Inspiration Trust, has been announced as the new Minister for Academies. It was speculated that Agnew would be Lord Nash’s successor, however it has now been confirmed by the Prime Minister’s Office that he will take the coveted position.