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Ahoy there! The Tall Ships have taken to a Sunderland stage

All aboard for the Tall Ship theatre show.

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Sunderland Civic Centre

Sunderland’s children’s services continuing to improve, find inspectors

The service looking after Sunderland’s most vulnerable children is continuing to move in the right direction, say Government inspectors.

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School exclusions

More than 400 pupils excluded from school in Sunderland in a year

More than 400 secondary school pupils served exclusions in Sunderland in a single school year.

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In Pictures: Pupils go for glory in national robot competition

Machine making schoolchildren have their sights set on winning a place in the final of the battle of the bots.

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Theresa May has concerns about a system that leaves the poorest students in England with the highest debt.

Theresa May announces 'sweeping review' of student finance scheme in England

Theresa May will announce a sweeping review of post-18 education as she admits to serious concerns about a system that leaves the poorest students in England with the highest debt.

Education
Ron and Pat Forsyth with pupils who took part in the dementia'caf� launch.

Washington primary school is one of the first in the North East to launch a dementia café

A primary school has become one of the first in the North East to launch a dementia café, where children can chat and play games with older people living with the conmdition.

Washington
Sunderland Councillors join beach cleaning pupils from Dame Dorothy Primary School to celebrate the arrival of recycling facilities along Roker beach.

Sunderland pupils’ plastic litter pick at city beach

Green-friendly pupils at a Sunderland primary school braved the elements to help keep the city’s coast free of plastic rubbish.

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St Aidan's students celebrate the good Ofsted report with headteacher Kevin Shepherd.

Sunderland school celebrates good Ofsted report

A school which was told it must improve by inspectors has improved its grade with a “good” rating.

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Ministers have announced major changes to eligibility for free school meals.

Free school meals revamp 'could leave million children without hot food'

Labour has warned more than one million children could be left without hot food after ministers announced major changes to eligibility for free school meals.
Education
Whitburn Church of England Academy 'Principal Alan Hardie is celebrating after the school achieved an oustanding OFSTED report.

Head speaks of pride after school judged as outstanding by Ofsted once again

The principal of Whitburn Church of England Academy has spoken of his pride after the school received an outstanding Ofsted report once again.

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East Durham College's Peterlee campus.

Young entrepreneurs get helping hand with new college programme

Young business hopefuls are being given a helping hand in their bid to set up a new firm.

County Durham
Improving schools in the North of England should be a priority for the new Education Secretary, it has been suggested.

Too many children in the North 'not getting the education they need'

Improving schools in the North of England should be "at the top of the in-tray" for the new Education Secretary, it has been suggested.

Education
Bob Shaw with his sheepdog Mist.

Farming lecturer re-traces his roots

A college lecturer has returned to his roots to deliver agricultural lecturers in County Durham.

Education
Professor Sheila McQueen.

Sunderland professor will explain why nursing is ‘best career in the world’

One of the North East’s leading nurse practitioners will give a talk on a career she describes as “the best in the world” at Sunderland University.

Education
Andy Mellor,  vice-president of the National Association of Headteachers.

Headteachers and unions oppose idea of turning schools into 'Fort Knoxes'

Headteachers and unions are against the idea of turning schools into “Fort Knoxes” with knife detectors and body scanners to search for weapons.

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North East universities to be hit by 14 days of strikes in row over pensions

Durham and Newcastle universities will be hit with 14 days of strike action, the University and College Union (UCU) announced today.

Durham
From left, students Michael Purvis, Rachael Pattison and Syed Ahmed, with Paul Anderson, aftersales manager at Wearside Audi, and Mel Reed, curriculum leader automotive engineering at Sunderland College.

Audi donation helps Sunderland College students

Students at Sunderland college are gearing up for the future with help from national motor retailer Lookers.

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Suzanne Duncan, principal of East Durham College in Peterlee.

College principal hits out at ‘grossly unfair’ inclusion on new league table

Chiefs at a college have hit out after a new league table based on GCSE results classed it as “under performing”.

Education
Professor Alastair Irons, head of the Department of Computing, Engineering and Technology at the University of Sunderland.

Sunderland University to be part of £20million coding institute

Sunderland University will be part of a new £20million Institute of Coding which has been announced by the Prime Minister.

Education
Pupils at Thornhill School in Sunderland celebrate their GCSE results in August 2017.

Sunderland secondary school celebrates topping new city results table

Staff at a Wearside secondary school are celebrating after new performance tables deemed it the best in Sunderland.

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