Sunderland’s newest special school rated inadequate and placed in special measures

Sunderland’s newest special needs school has been slammed by Ofsted bosses.

Training company for people with leaning disabilities takes on homegrown apprentice

Training company for people with leaning disabilities takes on homegrown apprentice

A South Tyneside training company which works with people who have learning disabilities has recruited its first homegrown apprentice.

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Princess Anne officially opens new college redevelopment

A revamped college has been given the Royal seal of approval with a visit by Princess Anne.

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(l-r) Coun Amy Wilson, Helen Peverley, Mike Kelly, Karen Wood join youngsters Luke Petrie, Leon Jacob-Wood, Riley Robinson and Aidan Cooper.

New Wear Crossing inspires Sunderland schoolkids’ film

A short film by creative youngsters has been inspired by the city’s new bridge.

Charity Book Aid for Africa chairwoman, Dr Elewechi Okike.

Sunderland lecturer sends thousands of books to African students

Thousands of books have been dispatched to Africa thanks to the work of a former Sunderland University lecturer.

Paula Thompson.

Sunderland headteacher appointed a national leader

A Wearside headteacher has been appointed as a national leader of education.

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Scrapping sex education in schools 'huge blow to common sense,' says crime comissioner

Government plans to make teaching about sex, domestic abuse and LGBT issues compulsory in schools in England and Wales have been scrapped, in a move that Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC,  has described as a "huge blow to common sense ".

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Farringdon Community Academy

Sunderland school told to improve - despite some of its best GCSE results

A Sunderland school has been told it must improve - despite achieving some of its best ever GCSE results.

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How the Beacon of Light will look

£1.5million cash boost for Sunderland's Beacon of Light

Sunderland's new Beacon of Light has scored a £1.5million sporting lottery boost.

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Ashfield Nursery in the grounds of South Tyneside District Hospital.

Nursery at centre of safety row is praised by Ofsted

A South Tyneside nursery which was criticised by education bosses over child safety issues has been given a ‘good’ rating.

Can you beat this spelling test?

Quiz: Can you spell better than a 9-year-old?

You might be able to spell Mississippi, but can you keep up with the brightest young spelling talent in the UK?
Taking care over your UCAS form could lead to the university course of your dreams.

Five top tips to make your UCAS application outstanding

With the final UCAS deadline looming in mid-January, students are worrying about the application which will bag them a place on the university course of their dreams.


Sunderland pupils enjoy visit from Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Schoolchildren discovered joy in the sound of music when they took part in an exciting new project with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Medal-winning stars ensure Hartlepool youngsters have splashing time at swim session

Medal-winning stars ensure Hartlepool youngsters have splashing time at swim session

Two paralympic medal-winning stars surprised a group of Hartlepool youngsters when they joined them at their weekly swimming session.

The Academy at Shotton Hall is hosting a teacher training day.

Academy to hold teacher training day

An opportunity to find out about a career in teaching is on offer this month.

Manager, Joanne Punshon celebrates outstanding achievement with children from Chilton Meadows Day Nursery.

Wearside nursery scoops top marks from Ofsted

Children and staff at a Wearside nursery are celebrating top marks from education bosses.


Call for online safety classes as children left unprotected against online bullying and grooming

Children are being left to "fend for themselves" against dangers such as bullying and grooming in the digital world, the Children's Commissioner for England has claimed.

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Sol Kitson meets the Duchess of Cambridge.

Young carers chats football with Duchess of Cambridge on visit to London

When Sol Kitson met the HRH Duchess of Cambridge he took the chance to chat about his favourite subject - football.

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Monkwearmouth Academy

Sunderland school told by Ofsted inspectors that it must improve

A Sunderland headteacher says he is committed to tackling any weaknesses after a secondary school was told it must do better.

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New plans for studio in former Council depot.

Plan to make Hartlepool the Hollywood of the North with biggest UK film studio outside London

An ambitious plan to turn Hartlepool into a film and television production hub has been announced.

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