College wins £130,000 boost to get students fitter

A college has been given almost £130,000 to help get its students more active.

Teaching assistants on a previous demo outside County Hall in Durham

Education chiefs put forward improved pay offer for teaching assistants in bid to end dispute

Teaching assistants have been made an improved offer in a bid to end a bitter dispute over pay.

Gary Mellefont headteacher at North View Academy.

Sunderland special school is making improvements say education watchdogs

A Sunderland school is on the road to recovery after being placed in special measures.

Sunderland College's city centre campus.

Sunderland College accused of ‘blatant’ ad-van stunt to poach students from rival providers

Sunderland College has been accused of a ‘blatant stunt’ to poach students from other education establishments after its advertising van was spotted outside their campuses.

Participants and producers from Mackem Craic

Mackem Craic in line for award

A community radio station is in line for a clutch of industry awards.

Several protests have been held outside County Hall as teaching assistants and supporters voiced concern over proposed contract changes.

'Final offer' to be put to teaching assistants in bid to end pay dispute

A new deal is to be put to councillors as they look to settle a long-running disagreement over teaching assistants' contracts.
Maddison Wood with her mum Jemma.

Special school meals to be served to Sunderland pupils again following dairy checks

School dinners made for Wearside pupils with special diets will begin to be reintroduced from Monday.

Should tuition fee debt be written off?

This is how much written-off student loans could cost the taxpayer

Writing off the loans of students who started university after tuition fees were trebled to £9,000 a year could cost the public purse £20 billion by 2050.

The lesson plans have been drawn up by Public Health England.

School pupils to be taught how to 'cope with modern life' in lessons

Pupils aged 11 to 16 are to be given strategies for "coping with modern life" as part of a new programme in schools.

Maddison Wood, six, who has a nut allergy, is one of the children who have had their school meals suspended.

Autistic girl with nut allergy left without school lunch as Sunderland council suspends special dietary meals

A girl with autism spectrum disorder is distraught after being left without her school lunch as council chiefs were forced to suspend special dietary meals.

A generic picture of a child waiting for a school meal

Hundreds of pupils affected as council suspends special diet school meals in Sunderland over recipe 'inaccuracies'

Council chiefs have suspended special diet school meals until further notice after "inaccuracies" were found.

Voice UK winner Jermain Jackman talks to students at Sunderland College.

The Voice champion inspires Sunderland students with story of success

A TV show champion visited students in Sunderland yesterday as he aimed to inspire others with his story of success.

Kepier Schol principal Nicola Cooper.

Charity urges Sunderland schools to be more understanding after ‘wrong trousers’ row

A North East charity is urging schools to plan ahead to avoid the kind of scenes which have seen pupils sent home for uniform problems.

Do you wish you had made a different decision?

One in four graduates now regret having gone to university

One in four graduates regrets going to university, according to new research.

Robert Oliver

Sunderland Conservatives leader says parents should ‘budget’ for uniforms as he defends school in ‘wrong trousers’ row

Sunderland’s most senior Tory councillor has waded into the row over school uniform standards at a city school.

Sunderland University graduate Leanne Smith receives the Sid Chaplin Trophy from John Creaby from the North East Labour History Society.

Sunderland student wins award for digging out piece of mining history

A Sunderland history graduate has scooped a prize after unearthing a piece of the past.

Parents say they have to replace items nine times a year, which costs another 195.

Staggering cost of kitting out kids for school is revealed

Parents spend an average of £170 per child on kitting their children out for the new school year, research has revealed.


Sunderland goes back to school - here are some pictures from proud parents

Don't they all look smart!

Make sure you don't get caught out.

Rise in reports of student loan scam email

First-year and returning university students have been warned of a phishing scam where emails claim to be sent by the student loan provider.

The row began yesterday at Kepier.

'Sounds like life in North Korea' - what you said about the 'wrong trousers' row at Kepier School

Hundreds of you have voiced your opinions after pupils at a school on Wearside were forced to "line up in the rain" to get their trousers colour-matched.

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