Sunderland’s Foundation of Light begins search for aspiring footballers and coaches

A scouting mission is underway to find aspiring young footballers and coaches for a two-year scholarship programme which could set them on their way to life in the professional game.

Youngsters celebrating at Hudson Road Primary School.

Sunderland school celebrates Ofsted success

It was popcorn all round as children at a Sunderland school celebrated their Ofsted success.


Hundreds of youngsters take part in Sunderland AFC EFL Kids Cup final as they begin road to Wembley

Hundreds of schoolchildren hit the road to Wembley as they battled it out for the chance to represent Sunderland AFC.

North East Futures UTC mentors.

Wearside Matters: Call for business people to rally to new super-school

People from across the region’s software and science sectors have thrown their collective weight behind new super-school, North East Futures UTC, which will open next September.

Car stuck in snow.

Winter weather: North East school closures

The following schools are closed today due to the wintry weather:

A young Sunderland baker has risen to the challenge

A young Sunderland baker had the chance to work with professionals on her prize-winning muffins.


'Still a great school to attend' - your memories of life at St Anthony's in Sunderland

St Anthony's girls past and present have been sharing their memories of schooling in Sunderland.
Pictured after Mass are Sister Michael, Sister Adrienne, Mike McDonagh ,school deputy head, Sister Dolores, Bishop Seamus Cunningham, Andrea Shanks, chairman of governors, Sister Josepha, Sister Enda, Sister Aelred and Monica Shepherd, head teacher.

New chapter in school’s history as it transfers from nuns to church after 175 years

A school founded and run by a religious order of nuns since 1843 has been passed over to the church to lead.

Neil Travis has launched his own business, Discover Edventure.

Sunderland teacher swaps school fields for wide open spaces

A former PE teacher has swapped the word of education for the great outdoors.


Sunderland pupils bury time capsule at Hylton Castle as £4.5million restoration project presses ahead

Pupils are helping to preserve time for future Sunderland generations.

Staff from Monument View Children's Home and Miller Homes in the yurt.

Sunderland company in-tent on helping youngsters in need

A housing company has provided a calming place for youngsters at a Sunderland children’s home.

Student of the Year Amy O'Hara.

Sunderland student paramedic proves a real lifesaver

A young Sunderland student has scooped an award for her cool head and dedication to patient care.

Easington MP Grahame Morris visits St Bede's Catholic Comprehensive School

MP goes back into the classroom to inspire the next generation

An MP went back to the classroom to meet his young constituents.

Pennywell Early Years Centre's new garden following an arson attack. Front headteacher Claire Nicholson with Bobbi Green, two, and  Heather Miller from Engie Regeneration.

Arson-hit Sunderland nursery back on top form thanks to generous Wearsiders

A Sunderland nursery garden is back on top form thanks to the community.

Lynn Green is presented with her award by actor Daniel Mays.

Sunderland teacher is the best of the best and receives award from Star Wars actor

A Wearside teacher has clinched a top national gold award for her dedication to the profession.

School cleaner Edwena Bell retires from The Ribbon Academy Trust.

Praise shines down on school cleaner Edwena as she retires at 70

A cleaner who helped keep the corridors and classrooms of a village spick and span for 20 years has hung up her mop.

Staff and children at Springboard Nursery in Sunderland.

Sunderland nursery school gets ‘outstanding’ rating from watchdog

Staff and children at a Sunderland nursery school are celebrating after it was given top marks by a watchdog.

From left to right in the back row, MTA students Amy Waites, Lottie Willis and Abbie McMorris, and left to right in the front row, Sophie Bulmer and Amelia Nixon.

Young performers celebrate after winning top marks from examiners

Singers from a Hartlepool performing arts academy have had their achievements celebrated after hitting the right notes with examiners.

Shotton HAll Academy teacher Lucy Tempest

Teacher backing national campaign to celebrate the profession and advise parents

A teacher is backing a Government drive to celebrate the important job they do and the positive impact they have on pupils.

Alison Scattergood, East Durham College.

College tutor in the running for national award

A college lecturer is in the running for a prestigious teacher of the year award.

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