Stakeholder Briefings

We regularly conduct surveys and roundtables on the key issues and challenges our schools are facing in order to ensure that the voices of North East school leaders are heard as widely as possible.

Our Stakeholder Briefings are designed to share this feedback with influential figures within the education sector, to help them understand the detail of what our schools are facing.

Latest Stakeholder Briefings:

State of the Region June 2022

June 14, 2022

Our ‘State of the Region’ surveys intend to monitor the ongoing impact of the pandemic across this academic year, looking at how the situation is developing every half term.

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Roundtable with Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan

June 10, 2022

Schools North East holds regular roundtables with school leaders. This briefing covers the feedback from an in-person roundtable on the 10th June 2022, with Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP and school leaders from the Berwick constituency.

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Multi Academy Trust CEO Roundtable 09/06/22

June 9, 2022

Schools North East holds regular virtual roundtables with school leaders. This briefing covers the feedback from a roundtable on the 9th June 2022, with Head Teachers and MAT CEOs from across the North East covering both primary and secondary schools.

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Special Schools and Alternative Provision Roundtable 07/06/22

June 7, 2022

Schools North East holds regular virtual roundtables with school leaders. This briefing covers the feedback from a roundtable on the 7th June 2022, with Head Teachers and MAT CEOs from special schools and alternative provision settings.

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Schools White Paper roundtable

May 17, 2022

In response to the publication of the Schools White Paper, Schools North East held a roundtable event with school leaders in our region, to discuss the implications of the document. We were joined by Leora Cruddas,CEO at the Confederation of School Trusts.

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Multi Academy Trust CEO Roundtable 10/05/22

May 10, 2022

Schools North East holds regular virtualroundtables with school leaders. This briefing covers the feedback from aroundtable on the 10May 2022, with Head Teachers and MAT CEOsfrom across the North East covering both primary and secondary schools.

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Special Schools and Alternative Provision Roundtable 10/05/22

May 10, 2022

Schools North East holds regular virtual roundtables with school leaders. This briefing covers the feedback from a roundtable on the 10th May 2022, with Head Teachers and MAT CEOs from special schools and alternative provision settings. Representatives from the Department for Education’s SEND Review division attended as part of the consultation into the SEND Review Green Paper.

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Roundtable with Blaydon MP Liz Twist

April 29, 2022

Schools North East holds regular virtual roundtables with school leaders. This briefing covers the feedback from a roundtable on the 29th April 2022, with Liz Twist MP and school leaders from the Blaydon constituency.

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School Energy Prices March 2022

March 28, 2022

Through our regular virtual roundtables with school leaders, rising financial pressures has been identified as a key challenge facing schools. This briefing covers the responses from a survey we conducted in March, looking at the impact of rising energy costs. Responses represent all stages and types of school from all 12 Local Authorities. The responses represent over 150 schools.

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Schools White Paper Survey

March 28, 2022

In response to the White Paper, Schools North East sent out a survey to all schools in the region, looking at some of the key announcements. The survey responses represent a cross-section of 10% of schools in the North East, representing all stages, types, and Local Authorities.

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March Roundtables with school leaders

March 8, 2022

Schools North East holds regular virtual roundtables with school leaders. This briefing covers the feedback from two roundtables on the 8th March 2022, one with MAT CEOs, and another with school leaders from special schools and alternative provision settings.

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State of the Region February 2022

February 13, 2022

Our ‘State of the Region’ surveys intend to monitor the ongoing impact of the pandemic across this academic year, looking at how the situation is developing every half term.

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Special Schools and Alternative Provision Roundtable 08/02/22

February 8, 2022

Schools North East has holds regular virtual roundtables with school leaders. This briefing covers the feedback from a roundtable on the 8th February 2022, with Head Teachers and MAT CEOs from special schools and alternative provision settings.

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Multi Academy Trust CEO Roundtable 08/02/22

February 8, 2022

Schools North East has holds regular virtual roundtables with school leaders. This briefing covers the feedback from a roundtable on the 8th February 2022, with Head Teachers and MAT CEOs from across the North East covering both primary and secondary schools.

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Nursery network 07/02/22

February 7, 2022

Schools North East holds regular virtual roundtables with school leaders. This briefing covers the feedback from a roundtable on the 7th February 2022, with school leaders from the Early Years sector.

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Schools North East Spring Term Board Meeting

February 2, 2022

Schools North East is governed by our trustees and advisory board of 49 school leaders, representing all phases (including early years), types (maintained, academy, independent and special/AP), and Local Authorities in the region. This briefing covers the Spring term advisory board meeting discussions on the operational and strategic challenges. The meeting took place on the 2nd February 2022.

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Easing of Covid restrictions January 2022 survey

January 19, 2022

Following the announcement that ‘Plan B’ Covid measures would come to an end, Schools North East surveyed school leaders in our region about the easing of restrictions. This briefing covers the feedback from the survey,sent out on the 19th January 2022. The CEOs and Head Teachers that filled in the survey represent over 100 schools from every LA in the North East, covering both primary and secondary schools, as well as mainstream,special, and Alternative Provision.

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Multi Academy Trust CEO Roundtable 11/01/22

January 11, 2022

Schools North East holds regular virtual roundtables with school leaders. This briefing covers the feedback from a roundtable on the 11th January 2022, with MAT CEOs from across the North East covering both primary and secondary schools, as well as mainstream, special, and Alternative Provision.

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Recruitment and supply roundtable 16/12/21

December 16, 2021

Through our regular roundtables and survey feedback from school leaders, we identified significant concerns around recruitment, particularly regarding support roles. In response to these challenges, wet held a roundtable with senior school leaders, including CEOs, SBMs, COOs, and Head Teachers, from across the NE region to further investigate the detail of this problem.

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Regional SEND/AP Policy Network 06/12/21

December 6, 2021

Supported by Schools North East, the Regional SEND/AP group was formed in October 2020, as a network group for Head Teachers and CEOs working in North East special, AP, and mainstream schools with specialist units. This briefing covers a meeting of the network on the 6th December 2021, in response to the upcoming SEND review.

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State of the Region November 2021

November 1, 2021

Our ‘State of the Region’ surveys intend to monitor the ongoing impact of the pandemic across this academic year, looking at how the situation is developing every half term.

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Ofsted concerns Autumn term 2021

November 1, 2021

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Schools North East has held regular virtual roundtables with school leaders. Feedback from these roundtables has highlighted increasing concerns about Ofsted, as it begins to inspect schools again. This briefing covers the key concerns schools have about Ofsted, following feedback from roundtables across the Autumn 2021.

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Multi Academy Trust CEO Roundtable 19/10/21

October 19, 2021

Schools North East holds regular virtual roundtables with school leaders. This briefing covers the feedback from a roundtable on the 19th October 2021, with MAT CEOs from across the North East covering both primary and secondary schools.

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Multi Academy Trust CEO Roundtable 14/09/21

September 14, 2021

Schools North East holds regular virtual roundtables with school leaders. This briefing covers the feedback from a roundtable on the 16th September 2021, with MAT CEOs from across the North East covering both primary and secondary schools.

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Special Schools and Alternative Provision Roundtable 14/09/21

September 14, 2021

Schools North East holds regular virtual roundtables with school leaders. This briefing covers the feedback from a roundtable on the 14th September 2021, with Head Teachers and MAT CEOs from special schools and alternative provision settings.

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