Education Zone

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

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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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