School asks parents for a tenner a month as it faces a funding crisis

A school is asking parents to make a suggested donation of £10 a month to combat Government cuts.

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Schools in 'crisis'

Parents are generous, but they can’t plug Sunderland’s £14million education shortfall

It seems like a lifetime ago that Tony Blair rolled into power with his battle cry of ‘Education, education, education.”

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From left; Julie Collins, Jonathan Brash, and Maureen Bunter of Hartlepool Sixth Form College, and Ellen Thinnesen, Rob Lawson and 
Nigel Harrett, of Sunderland College.

Hartlepool Sixth Form College and Sunderland College in merger talks to create a ‘super-institution’

Hartlepool Sixth Form College and Sunderland College are in talks about a potential merger.

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Lord Shipley with a group of students at The Academy at Shotton Hall.

Pupils get an insight into House of Lords

The Academy at Shotton Hall hosted a talk from a member of the House of Lords to encourage students to become more engaged with the country’s political and parliamentary process.

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Sunderland headteachers union meeting over national funding crisis.
From left Association of Headteachers Dave Marshall and MP Sharon Hodgson

Sunderland headteachers want parental support to fight ‘£14million funding crisis’

City headteachers are urging parents to back their fight against a ‘crisis’ in funding.

At the University of Sunderland are, from left, two students, Dorothy Richardson with her guide dog Terra and Guide Dogs Sunderland fundraising group secretary Pat Orrell.

University of Sunderland students get guide dogs visitors

Students in Sunderland had the opportunity to find out more about Guide Dogs at an event held recently.

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See Sunderland schoolboy dice with danger clinging to moving bus

Police and school staff are warning youngsters not to put themselves at risk after a video of a teenager clinging to the back of a moving bus in Sunderland was shared online.

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Easington Village Church of England Primary School headteacher Andrea Swift with pupils.

Triple success for primary school

Staff and students at a primary school are celebrating a trio of awards.


Education trust running Hartlepool and Sunderland schools announces change in chief executive following critical report

A leading schools’ academy trust has confirmed a change in chief executive just 24 hours after a critical report from government inspectors.

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Education trust’s full response to critical report by Ofsted inspectors

Northern Education Trust, which runs two schools in Hartlepool and one in Sunderland, has issued a lengthy response to the conclusions of a report by government inspectors from Ofsted.

Jill Jones headteacher of Rosemary Lane nursery school, Easington Village.

Outstanding nursery is hit for six after latest Ofsted report

Youngsters and staff are celebrating an amazing run of success.

Mark Price Head of School at St Bede's Catholic Comprehensive and Byron College with staff and pupils.

Teachers and staff celebrate a good Ofsted report for school

Staff and students at a secondary school are celebrating being praised by Ofsted.

(left to right) Sunderland College students Connor Mills, Keaton Carney with curriculum leader Rob Stewart and Urban Terrace Kitchen Delicatessen owners, Zoe and Michael Jameson.

New deli helping student bakers to rise

The next batch of budding bakers in Sunderland are being given a boost by owners of a new deli.

Children from Cleadon Church of England Academy taking part in the 'Walking Bus' initiative.

Pupils help cut congestion at school

Children at Cleadon Church of England Academy have been taking part in a ‘Walking Bus’ initiative to help reduce congestion around the school.

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Katlehong Matsenen 2016 by Claudio Rasano.

Sunderland puts world class photos on display

An exhibition showcasing one of the most prestigious photography awards in the world is coming to Sunderland.

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Staff at Hylton Red House Nursery delighted with their outstanding Ofstead report.

Sunderland nursery celebrated gaining top marks

A Sunderland nursery has gained top marks for the second time.

Pupils from Shotton Hall Academy will represent Sunderland AFC in the final of the Premier League Enterprise Challenge.

Pupils set to represent Sunderland AFC in Premier League business challenge final

Pupils from an East Durham school will represent Sunderland AFC in the final of a national buiness competition.

Veteran John Jefferies, left, with Living History Group members visiting Washington School.

Pupils get insight into major Second World War battle

A history project was brought to life for students at a Wearside school.

The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has analysed the impact of the new National Funding Formula for schools nationwide.

New funding formula means £400,000 cut for Sunderland schools

Sunderland’s schools will lose out on almost £400,000 of funding under new rules, says an education thinktank.

(left to right) Kim Duncan (parent) Kathryn Williams (staff), Joanne Coulson (head) and Vicky Cooper (staff) with children at Mill Hill Nursery.  Picture by FRANK REID

Teachers and parents fear for future of Sunderland nursery school

The future of a Sunderland nursery school which caters for almost 100 Wearside children is under threat, the Echo can reveal.

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