Region’s teachers gather for conference

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MORE than 400 school leaders from across the region will gather for an annual summit.

The Schools’ NorthEast Summit, which involves leaders from throughout the area, will be held tomorrow at St James’s Park, Newcastle.

Themed the ‘Big Questions Summit’, the keynote speech by Alan Milburn will attempt to answer whether schools can make England fairer.

Earlier this week, in new research from the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, Mr Milburn warned of 60,000 children being failed by poor schools.

In her first speech, the new Regional Schools Commissioner for the North, Jan Renou, will explore the big questions facing North East schools alongside Ofsted’s Nick Hudson.

Other sessions will tackle the region’s looming leadership crisis in schools, improving outcomes for disadvantaged pupils and how schools can form effective partnerships.

The summit also calls on the region’s school leaders to share the good practice they have developed in their schools as an inspiration to others.