Sunderland schools face £14million funding short fall, claims union

Government funding cuts will leave Sunderland schools almost £14million worse off by 2020, claims the UK’s biggest teaching union.

How did your child's school do? Picture: Pixabay.

Revealed: The North East schools classed as under-performing by the government

Here is a list of the North East schools listed among the 282 secondary schools in England found to be under-performing (defined as being below the Government's floor standard for 2016).
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Success till the end at Sunderland High School.

Closed Sunderland school gained top results in final year as performance tables released

A Wearside school which closed its doors in the summer went out on a high with top results.

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Duke of York visits Sunderland University to see how it's preparing workforce of future

The Duke of York has been in Sunderland today to officially launch new higher and degree apprenticeships at the city's university.
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Sunderland AFC goalkeeper Vito Mannone and senior professional development club coach Kevin Ball, a former club captain meet media students.

Sunderland University students put football stars through their paces

Fledgling journalists at the city's university got the chance to put SAFC stars on the spot.

Headteacher Gary Mellefont outside North View Academy.

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.

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