Self-deception could explain disasters

1:26pm Thursday 28th August 2014

OVER confident people can fool others into believing they are more talented than they actually are, a study has found.

North Yorkshire school children missing out on free meals

The Northern Echo: school meals generic

6:02am Thursday 28th August 2014

ALMOST one in five poor children in North Yorkshire are missing out on their free school meals – despite 100 per cent take up in much of the North-East.

Student joy as work placement leads to jobs

The Northern Echo: Stockton Riverside College Prince’s Trust Team programme students Daniel Chantrell and Heather Watson.

9:26am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A FORTNIGHT’S work experience has paid off for two Stockton Riverside College students after bosses were so impressed with their work that they offered the pair permanent contracts.

Journey of discovery for students

The Northern Echo: Students and parents get a first look inside Discovery School and try out the innovative ceiling-based  power source, as demonstrated by student Aiden Thomson, centre.

9:26am Tuesday 26th August 2014

STUDENTS got to see more than a million pounds worth of engineering equipment when they were taken on their first tour inside a new industry-friendly school.

Ofsted inspections can be 'mechanical and dull'

The Northern Echo: Professor Bridget Cooper from Sunderland University.

9:26am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Being an “outstanding” school is imperative not just to all teachers and headteachers, but also to the parents of students and those of prospective students. However, when Ofsted comes knocking on the door, schools are having to make their lessons mechanical and dull.

'First jobs' campaign

5:55pm Sunday 24th August 2014

YOUNG people in the North-East are being encouraged to think about how their first experiences in the world of work could lead to the unlikeliest of careers.

Business boss praises GCSE results

3:50pm Friday 22nd August 2014

THE North-East Chamber of Commerce has congratulated North-East students and teachers for achieving a strong set of GCSE results.

Live GCSE results day

The Northern Echo:

9:22am Thursday 21st August 2014

Live reports, key results and pictures from schools around the region

Success for music hopeful

The Northern Echo: SMOOTH MARKS: All that jazz, Tom Joashi, of Richmond, with his sax and top results.

5:32pm Thursday 21st August 2014

SAXOPHONIST Tom Joashi’s school days reached a crescendo after he achieved 10A*s and As.

Overall GCSE pass rate 'slightly up' but English takes a hit

The Northern Echo: Richmond School students celebrate their GCSE results:    Pictured (L-to-R) Kieran Spence, Sophie Spink, Henry Willis, Pippa Williamson Fox, Thomas Markham, Beth Teale, Robin Nolan.

5:15pm Thursday 21st August 2014

DESPITE what is thought to be the biggest drop in English grades in the history of GCSE there has been a slight increase in the number of candidates who scored an A* to C pass.

Hard work pays off for GCSE success story Adam, from Sedgefield

The Northern Echo: TOP MARKS: Sixteen year old Adam Foakes from Sedgefield College with his GCSE results. Picture: ANDY LAMB

5:03pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A TEENAGER has achieved an A* in English Literature despite not learning to speak until he was five-years-old and struggling with literacy as a child.

Language is no barrier for Polish student

The Northern Echo: GCSE JOY: Smashing her exams, volleyball player Laura Hailes

3:59pm Thursday 21st August 2014

LANGUAGE proved to be no barrier for a Polish student who secured some top GSCE results, despite being able to speak no English when he started school.

Globalisation is putting language learning firmly on the agenda

10:10am Tuesday 19th August 2014

In an increasingly global economy, there has never been a better time to learn a second language, writes Pat Howarth, principal of Hummersknott Academy in Darlington.

Sales training bootcamp boosts skills

The Northern Echo: Suzanne Jobson from Cestria Community Housing and New Results training directors Mike Lever and Nevil Tynemouth (pictured left)  with the young future entrepreneurs at One Point Hub, Chester -le-Street, Durham.

10:10am Tuesday 19th August 2014

YOUNG people in Chester- le-Street were ready to hit the market stalls after taking part in a sales bootcamp.

Dental nurse course aims to fill gap

The Northern Echo: Photograph shows (L-to-R): Mark Warner – principal dentist at Framwellgate Dental Surgery, Claire Kelly – curriculum manager at New College Durham, Abbie Hillman – dental nurse at Framwellgate Dental Surgery. The ‘patient’ is

10:10am Tuesday 19th August 2014

NEW College Durham has launched a new course to help students take their first steps towards a career in the dental industry.

New head for 600-year-old school

The Northern Echo: New headmaster Kieran McLaughlin Durham School Picture,Keith Taylor  (9416290)

4:43pm Monday 18th August 2014

A NEW headmaster has taken over at a 600-year-old private school.

Universities still have unfilled courses

4:31pm Friday 15th August 2014

UNIVERSITIES in the region still have limited places available for students who are in clearing or have still not found the right course.

Live A-level results day reports, results, pictures and video

The Northern Echo:

8:10am Thursday 14th August 2014

A-level results day live blog featuring pass rates, outstanding individual success stories, pictures and video from schools and colleges throughout the region.

Pass rate for A-level dips as students switch to 'harder' subjects

The Northern Echo: Students celebrating outstanding A-level results at Durham School, which enjoyed a record-breaking pass rate of 99.5 per cent.  Pictured (L-to-R):  Jonny Ward, Callum Clark, Brad Cleary, Sarah Bulmer, Max George and Elliot Foster

4:54pm Thursday 14th August 2014

AS A-level results day unfolded thousands of North-East and North Yorkshire teenagers were left celebrating another bumper crop of results.

A-levels students gaining top grade increases while pass rate falls

The Northern Echo:

9:48am Thursday 14th August 2014

MORE A-levels were handed the very highest grade this summer, but the overall pass rate fell for the first time in more than 30 years, official figures show.

Children's books to get international audience

The Northern Echo: Peter Brunton, children's authorwith Mike Gilkes (9082961)

2:40pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A NORTH-EAST author’s tales of oil rig workers and a friendly seal are to be heard in Norway thanks to a European networking organisation.

Catch up with all the A-level results on our live blog tomorrow

The Northern Echo: A picture taken in August 2013 of student Lucy Burton celebrating gaining outstanding grades and a place at Northumbria University with her father, David Burton, head of English at Richmond School, North Yorkshire.

8:53am Wednesday 13th August 2014

THOUSANDS of teenagers across the region will find out their all-important A-level results tomorrow (Thursday) morning and you will be able to catch up with them by visiting our special live blog.

Multi-million hi-tech makeover for Teesside University facility

The Northern Echo: Artist's impression of the Orion building

3:02pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A FUTURISTIC make-over will help a university showcase the latest technologies as part of a multi-million pound investment.

North-East student is shortlisted for £40,000 art prizes

The Northern Echo: Shortlisted artist Helen McCartney from Sunderland University pictured with some of her work

10:33am Tuesday 12th August 2014

TEN graduating artists have been shortlisted for a major national art prize run by Northumbria University, including one from the North-East.

End of year celebration for Free School

The Northern Echo: Staff and students at Marchbank Free School in Darlington pose for an end of term photograph.

10:32am Tuesday 12th August 2014

STAFF and students at Marchbank Free School in Darlington have bid a fond farewell to their Y6 students at the school’s first end of year awards ceremony and graduation event.

Conference gives a platform to outstanding school leaders

The Northern Echo: Pallister Park Primary School head teacher,  Chris Wain (pictured with pupils) is one of the four guest speakers at the 'Inclusively Outstanding' conference in Darlington.

10:32am Tuesday 12th August 2014

SCHOOL leaders across the region are being invited to a Darlington conference which will showcase the talents of individuals who have helped make schools top performers.

Students grade Newcastle University as 'one of the best' in UK

The Northern Echo: TOP RESULT: Ninety-one per cent of students graduating from Newcastle University say they are satisfied with their experience

12:03am Tuesday 12th August 2014

NEWCASTLE University is ranked as one of the best in the country for student experience, according to the latest results from the National Student Survey.

Exam results helpline gears up for big day

2:45pm Friday 8th August 2014

WITH just a few days to go until A Level results, the Exam Results Helpline is getting ready to open its phone lines to North-East students.

Large fall in number of pupils suspended from school

6:02am Friday 1st August 2014

TEACHERS are winning the war on bad behaviour in schools, ministers say - with a big drop in pupils suspended in the region.

'Historic day' for newly accredited college

The Northern Echo: Guest speaker Justin Urquhart Stewart presents HND Business and Finance student Rachael Collingwood with her award at New College Durham's graduation ceremony (8824924)

4:49pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A COLLEGE has held its first summer graduation ceremonies since it was allowed to grant its own degrees.

Free school campaigners still confident about partners

6:04am Wednesday 30th July 2014

CAMPAIGNERS for a new free school have expressed confidence in the academy chain which is backing the project, despite heavy criticism from Ofsted.

British Academy says: well done, fellows

The Northern Echo: Durham University

4:23pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TWO North-East professors have been honoured by the British Academy.

Middlesbrough autism campaigner's anger as just 12 MPs turn up for Commons debate

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough mum and autism campaigner Anna Kennedy

7:21pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AN AUTISM campaigner has spoken of her anger after just 12 MPs turned up to a House of Commons debate on the provision of education for autistic children.

First World War centenary inspires students to make a difference

The Northern Echo: PASSING OUT: Children at St Aidan's Academy in Darlington perform their parade at the end of  Make a Difference week Picture: ANDY LAMB

2:56pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

LESSONS in life in the trenches and wartime medicine replaced maths and English to mark the final week of term at a North-East school.

New crop of teachers are ready for the classroom

The Northern Echo: Graduates of the Carmel Teacher Training Programme pictured with Charlie Taylor, chief executive of the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

10:27am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEW generation of North-East teachers have cleared the final hurdle before embarking on careers to shape and develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the young.

New regional schools commissioner vows to continue academies revolution

The Northern Echo: Janet Renou,  the new North of England Schools Commissioner, who will be based in Darlington

10:27am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

From modest beginnings in 1988, the academies programme has come a long way.

Darlington college's legal eagles win inaugural 'criminal justice trial' competition

The Northern Echo: The winning Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College legal team.  Pictured (L-to-R): Anna Chamberlain, Jasmine Guy and Gabriel Robinson.

10:27am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A DARLINGTON sixth form college is celebrating winning Teesside University’s inaugural ‘criminal justice trial’ competition.

Students warned of meningitis danger

10:25am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A CHARITY is warning students they must get a vital meningitis vaccine before they head off to university and ensure they know the signs and symptoms, as some kinds of meningitis can’t be prevented.

Wannabe writer wins first prize at 13

The Northern Echo: (8289572)

10:24am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THIRTEEN year old ‘wannabe’ writer, Abby Walker, has returned from a creative writing competition in Somerset covered in glory.

'Under-funded' education authorities to receive cash boost

The Northern Echo: Schools Minister David Laws has announced details of additional funding to correct years of "unfairness"

4:06pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SCHOOLS in the region’s two biggest education authorities are to receive larger than expected increases in funding totalling £14.5m to correct years of “unfairness”.

Fears that city is getting too much student accommodation

The Northern Echo: Due to decide new application (8336994)

2:33pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A CONSERVATION group fears that Durham is being overwhelmed by plans for student accommodation and has called on councillors to "get a grip".

Top marks for Nunthorpe academy staff as well as pupils

The Northern Echo: Nunthorpe Academy has achieved an Investors in People Gold Standard in the same year it is celebrating its Golden Jubilee.

12:53pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A TOP school is producing high-flying staff after achieving an Investors in People Gold Standard accolade.

'Pupil premiums' appear to be pushing up grades

The Northern Echo:

12:03am Wednesday 16th July 2014

NEW figures suggest ‘pupil premiums’ paid to schools which have pupils eligible for free school meals are improving exam results.

Region's teachers 'delighted' at Gove's removal

The Northern Echo: MICHAEL GOVE: 'People were saying to me that they need a new school'

4:35pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE removal of Michael Gove as Education Secretary will be welcomed by teachers across the region, according to the North-East’s biggest teaching union.

Nursery maintains good Ofsted rating

3:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A PRE-SCHOOL in Gainford has maintained its good Ofsted rating.

Bike gift delights schools

The Northern Echo: ON THE MOVE:  From left, Kevin Kilcullen from Local Motion, pupil Joshua Robson, Dave Tetzlaff, from the Youth Offenders Service, and pupil Naomi Gray

9:56am Tuesday 15th July 2014

PUPILS at a group of Darlington schools are benefiting from a gift of refurbished ‘rescue bikes’ which have been repaired by young offenders.

Gaming stars go to the next level

The Northern Echo: Talented gaming graduates Kai Du (left) and Daniel Harris (right) have won national recognition

9:56am Tuesday 15th July 2014

TWO aspiring computer games artists have won recognition at a national event dedicated to those looking to make their mark in next generation gaming.

Generations mingle at summer party

The Northern Echo:

9:56am Tuesday 15th July 2014

SIXTH form students from Darlington’s Polam Hall School have entertained more than 40 elderly guests at their annual Sunshine Party.

Crowdfunding helps student finish first computer game

The Northern Echo: Up-and-coming computer game designer Teesside University student Amund Farifteh

9:56am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A TEESSIDE University graduate is on his way to making his dream a reality after online crowd-funding helped him to develop his first computer game.

Wolsingham's 400-year-old school to attempt world hula hooping record as part of birthday celebrations

The Northern Echo: HULA HULA: Wolsingham School and Community College attempt to break the Guinness World Record for hula-hooping next week as part of the school’s 400th anniversary celebrations picturedTamzin Burnip 13, Shannon Reed 14 and PE Teacher Leanne Watson.Pi

3:54pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

HUNDREDS of children will attempt to break the world hula hooping record as part of a school’s 400th anniversary celebrations.

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