Education Zone

Ofsted places second free school in region into special measures just one day after Durham Free School closure announcement

The Northern Echo:

3:14pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

A SECOND free school in the region has been placed into special measures just a day after news that Durham Free School is to close following a damning Ofsted report.

6 schools that could be the answer for parents with children at Durham Free School

The Northern Echo:

6:17pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

Families of over 90 pupils at Durham Free School are now faced with finding new places for their children following the announcement that the school is to close. Education editor Barry Nelson explores the options available to parents.

Families plunged into uncertainty after demise of Durham Free School

The Northern Echo: CLOSURE: Durham Free School

6:24pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

THE demise of the short-lived Durham Free School has plunged 90 North-East families into uncertainty.

Crisis-hit Durham Free School to close after damning Ofsted report

The Northern Echo: FREE SCHOOL: The Durham Free School at Gilesgate, Durham City. Picture: TOM BANKS. (15653353)

11:10am Monday 19th January 2015

A CRISIS-hit free school is to close following a damning Ofsted report, the Education Secretary announced this afternoon.

Increasing demand for places as parents select primary school choices

The Northern Echo: SCHOOL PLACES: Pressure on schools is increasing because of a rising birth rate. Picture: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire (16270296)

9:18pm Thursday 15th January 2015

EDUCATION chiefs have attempted to allay fears that pressure on primary school places could mean many parents missing out on their first choice.

Alarm over classroom squeeze

The Northern Echo: Labour's Shadow Education Secretary, Tristram Hunt

12:03am Tuesday 13th January 2015

MORE than one in five schools in the North-East and Cumbria have no more room for pupils, as parents rush to meet the deadline to apply for a primary school in place.

Nominate your school now!

The Northern Echo: Nominations are still open for The Northern Echo Schools Awards 2015 until January 30.

1:48pm Friday 9th January 2015

TIME is running out to nominate your school, your teacher or your classmate for The Northern Echo Schools Awards 2015.

Calling children dyslexic may harm them - study

The Northern Echo: NEW STUDY: Durham University Professor Julian Elliott.

2:53pm Thursday 8th January 2015

DECLARING children dyslexic may harm their wellbeing and development, a conference heard today (Thursday, January 8).

Meet The Head: Peter King, headteacher of Corporation Road Community Primary School, Darlington

The Northern Echo: (13842885)

11:32am Thursday 8th January 2015

IT was when a teenaged Peter King was helping out at his local cubs group that the penny dropped about what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.

Labour pledges to improve region's FE colleges - without spending extra cash

The Northern Echo: Labour's shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt pictured during a visit to Rye Hills School in Redcar.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

6:40am Wednesday 7th January 2015

A NEW deal for the region’s embattled colleges will be Labour’s “first act” in education, the party has pledged – but it warned there may be no extra cash.

UCA becomes lead school for computer science

The Northern Echo: UCA's computer science staff and students celebrate their award

6:05pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

Unity City Academy (UCA) on Ormesby Road in Middlesbrough has been named as a lead school in the National Network of Excellence for the Teaching of Computer Science.

A superior education?

The Northern Echo: STATE SUPPORT:  Retired County Durham head teacher Glynn Wales. Picture: TOM BANKS

6:05pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

RECOVERING from major surgery gave me the opportunity to reflect on the state of our leading public services.

Adult learners urged to get involved

6:04pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

GREAT stories of how people have transformed their lives through adult education are being sought by the organisers of next year’s Adult Learners Week Awards.

Hirsute's you sir!

The Northern Echo: Moustache-wearing barbering students from Sunderland College post at Beamish Museum for their 2015 Movember calendar

6:04pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

STUDENT barbers at Sunderland College swapped their close shaves for close-up shots to create a 2015 calendar in aid of the Movember initiative.

Charter recognises young carers

The Northern Echo: Pictured (L-R):  Parent support advisor Tracey Charlton, Reid Street Primary School senior vice principal Jane Knowlson and education worker for DISC Darlington young carers Stephanie Swales

6:03pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

A PRIMARY school has won recognition for the extra help it offers children who look after a parent, sibling or family member.

Engineers of the future win awards

11:09am Monday 29th December 2014

ENGINEERING students at the University of Teesside have been awarded with prizes.

Students admit to gambling to supplement their finances

The Northern Echo: Student loans company Future Finance say they can help struggling undergraduates

11:06am Tuesday 23rd December 2014

NEARLY one third of North-East students admit to gambling to supplement their finances, according to a survey.

Academy's new alliance aims to raise standards

6:46pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

A NORTH-EAST academy is working with a number of local education providers to help improve the standards of teaching and learning in the area.

Jade wows students at conference

The Northern Echo: Jade Jones, the GP wheelchair star who is now studying law at Teesside University

6:46pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

GB wheelchair racer, Jade Jones, was the star of the show at a meeting of Tees Valley Leaders Academy Conference at Billingham Forum

Royal visitor spurs on student competitors

The Northern Echo: The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, talks to students and staff at the new Studio West school in Newcastle

6:46pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

THE Duke of York has visited the North-East to speak with students taking part in the nationwide enterprise competition Tycoon in Schools.

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