Academy appoints new head

The Northern Echo: Unity City Academy's new head of school, Richard Harrison, pictured with executive principal Sue Hare.

4:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A NEW headteacher has been appointed at Unity City Academy, in east Middlesbrough.

Graduate artist wins major art prize

The Northern Echo: Graduate artist Ramona Zoladek, winner of the £20,000 Woon Foundation Art Prize pictured with some of her work.

6:34pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A POLISH-BORN graduate artist, whose work explores the relationships between nature, objects and architecture, has been named the winner of the £20,000 Woon Foundation Art Prize at Northumbria University.

Science challenge for 11-14s

The Northern Echo: Young science students get to grips with the Ultimate STEM Challenge

10:16am Tuesday 16th September 2014

SCHOOLS across the North-East and North Yorkshire are being urged to get involved in an exciting new science competition.

First book is 'a doodle'

10:13am Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN illustrator who has transformed doodles into a creative art form is celebrating publication of her first book.

Pioneering 'studio' school opens

10:13am Tuesday 16th September 2014

STUDIO West, Tyneside’s pioneering new school for 13 to 19-year-olds, has opened its doors to students.

Hearing loss 'not being diagnosed'

The Northern Echo: (9986087)

10:13am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A RESEARCHER at a North-East university has found that many people with learning disabilities with hearing loss are not being diagnosed.

Meet the schools 'enforcer'

The Northern Echo: Jan Renou,  new Regional Schools Commissioner for the North of England.

10:13am Tuesday 16th September 2014

For the first time the North of England has its own Regional Schools Commissioner.

Teaching school status for St Bede’s

The Northern Echo: Neville Harrison, headteacher of St Bede's.

12:17am Monday 15th September 2014

STAFF at a north Durham secondary school have been chosen to help train the teachers of the future

North-East MP warns nurseries are under threat

The Northern Echo: NURSERY FEARS: North West Durham MP Pat Glass

8:02pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

HUNDREDS of nursery schools are under threat from funding cuts and Government “neglect”, a North-East MP has warned.

Radical new studio schools part of transformed landscape

10:06am Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE controversial figure of Michael Gove may not be in charge of education any more but his legacy lives on in a schools landscape which has been transformed in recent years.

Young people 'need more info' on education and training

10:06am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A TRAINING organisation which has centres across the North-East, is calling for 16 year olds to be given more information about alternative forms of education and training.

New theory could explain lack of galaxies

The Northern Echo: Two models of the dark matter distribution in the halo of a galaxy like the Milky Way, separated by the white line. The colours represent the density of dark matter, with red indicating high-density and blue indicating low-density. On the left is a simula

4:35pm Monday 8th September 2014

SCIENTISTS believe they have found a way to explain why there are not as many galaxies orbiting the Milky Way as expected.

Council 'out of pocket' over school meals

The Northern Echo: Pictured in the lunch queue at Red Rose Primary School, from left, are Olivia Robinson, Samuel Parker, Abigail Clenahan, Ruth Thomas and Frances Stratton. All year two pupils.

6:45am Friday 5th September 2014

AT least one local education authority in the region will be substantially out of pocket because of the extension of universal free school meals.

Labour MP Jenny Chapman speaks in favour of free schools

The Northern Echo: PASSPORT OUTRAGE: Darlington MP Jenny Chapman

6:04am Friday 5th September 2014

ONE of the region’s Labour MPs has backed the Government’s ‘free schools’ - admitting it might “upset” many of her colleagues.

School closed

1:01pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A SCHOOL has closed again after just one day back from the summer holidays due to a burst water main. Secondary school pupils at Egglescliffe School, near Stockton, were told not to come to school today, Wednesday, September 3. However it is expected the school will reopen as normal tomorrow (Thursday).

Students will see £22m improvements

The Northern Echo: Sunderland College's deputy principal Nigel Harrett in the new Visual Performing Arts centre.

10:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

SUNDERLAND College is about to welcome more than 700 students to its new, improved Bede Campus.

Mentoring firm aims to inspire students

The Northern Echo: Philip King, managing director of Mentoring Professional Ltd, who aims to raise classroom ambitions.

9:58am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A NORTH-EAST company has delivered its first classroom mentoring session designed to inspire young people’s workplace ambitions.

History man has new goal

The Northern Echo: DEFENDER’S DEGREE: Graduate and ex-Boro player Christian Burgess       Picture: MICHELLE MADDISON PHOTOGRAPHYCastlegate Shopping Centre promote July 4th Independence Day Event, pictured .5th July 2014Pictured by Michelle Maddison Photography07798724

9:58am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

FOR footballer Christian Burgess, success in the classroom is as important as achievements on the football pitch.

Free talk will address inequalities

10:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE issue of health inequality in an increasingly unequal UK is the topic of the Wolfson Annual Lecture at Durham University’s Stockton campus later this year.

Top-performing private schools announced

9:02am Saturday 30th August 2014

THE Royal Grammar School in Newcastle has topped GCSE independent school league tables’ for the North-East and North Yorkshire according to new figures.

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.

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