11 photos of the Wearside teachers you've loved over the years as we get ready for schools re-opening

Children and parents across Wearside are getting ready for the return of school days.

Monday, 22nd February 2021, 1:48 pm
A look back at teachers across Wearside and the times they made the news.
A look back at teachers across Wearside and the times they made the news.

They are set to re-open on March 8 as part of the plans to lift the coronavirus lockdown.

We know you have missed them so here is a reminder of teachers across Sunderland and County Durham and the role they have played in our lives over the years.

From Plains Farm to Fulwell, we have put the spotlight on teachers doing what they do best and that is going out of their way to help others.

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Careers day at New Silksworth Academy in 2018 and teacher and aspiration lead, Trease Crumley takes part in Now Press Play interactive session

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Head teacher Paul Foster with pupils Leah Granton and Ella McNeil at Eppleton CW Hetton to watch Sunderland training. Who remembers which school this was and who can tell us more?
Plenty of cheers at St Paul's CE Primary School in 2018. Head teacher Natalie Fountain is pictured with Year 6 teacher Kathryn Rowland and assistant headteacher Jackie Graham as they celebrated the school's Ofsted success.
Back to February 1994 and Town End Primary nursery pupils were pictured with teacher Joanna Brown.
A great day in 996 as the Sunderland and District Monday Night Darts and Dominoes League raised cash to buy a table tennis table and equipment for Sunningdale School. Pictured are: League assistant secretary Derek Gibson, centre, with head teacher Ann Winthrop, teacher Kevin Reilly and pupils, from left: Martin Henderson, Donna King, Brian Jones, Laura Watson, Lisa Stammers and Jason Race.
Oxclose Comprehensive School, Washington was chosen as a venue for the Manchester based Bobby Charlton Celebrity Soccer Schools course which took place in February 1992. Lisa Grieves shows her skills, watched by fellow footballers and PE teacher and coach Joe Quinn.
A 2017 photo which shows Fulwell Infant School teacher Lynn Green receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award. Can you spot anyone you know in this photo?
Teacher Eileen Watson with some of the 400 children who took part in two "recorder days" at Plains Farm Primary School in 1990. Schools involved from East Herrington, Washington, Shiney Row and Rickleton.
Sunderland manager Jack Ross was given a warm welcome by head teacher Damian Groark on his visit to St Joseph's RC Primary School, Rutland Street, Sunderland in 2019. He was there to launch the school's daily mile running track. Were you there?
A sponsored toddle in 1990 and it shows teacher Margaret Naisbett of St Columba's nursery with the toddlers before setting off from Roker Park. Does this bring back happy memories?
A 1988 photo showing pupils from Marsden Junior Mixed School at a "Thank You" reception held in the Centurion restaurant, with teacher Marjorie Woodmass, right, waitress Linda Arnold and proprietor John Warcup. Class 2 decorated the restaurant for it's opening and used Roman soldier figures and murals.
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