Education Zone

Labour pledges to protect funding to beleaguered FE Colleges

6:06am Thursday 26th March 2015

ED Balls today seeks to ease the fears of North-East principals by pledging that Labour will “protect” funding of beleaguered further education colleges.

Body found in search for missing Durham University worker

The Northern Echo:

10:20am Wednesday 25th March 2015

POLICE searching for a North-East man who disappeared while walking in Scotland have found a body.

Cash prizes recognise efforts to help poorer pupils

The Northern Echo: AWARD: Easington Academy has been given a £100,000 reward for efforts to help disadvantaged pupils do better at school

4:50pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

SIX North-East schools have been awarded prizes totalling £240,000 because of their success in boosting the achievements of disadvantaged pupils.

Uni to open London campus

The Northern Echo: CAMPUS: Pictured (left) Professor Chris Brink, vice-chancellor of Newcastle University, shakes hands with Andrew Colin from INTO University Partnerships.

12:03am Saturday 21st March 2015

NEWCASTLE University has unveiled plans to open a branch campus in London.

Damning Ofsted report for ‘inadequate’ Darlington College

The Northern Echo:

7:20pm Friday 20th March 2015

IN a dramatic fall from grace, Darlington College has plummeted in the Ofsted ratings from ‘outstanding’ to ‘inadequate’.

Ofsted report was 'no surprise' to new principal who realised there were problems at Darlington College

The Northern Echo:

9:30am Friday 20th March 2015

OFSTED’S highly critical report came as no surprise to relative newcomer Kate Roe, who realised there were problems at Darlington College soon after she took over as principal eight months ago.

Comment: Darlington College's fall from grace is an educational embarrassment

The Northern Echo:

9:38am Friday 20th March 2015

THERE can be no hiding from the grim reality of the latest Ofsted report on Darlington College – no window dressing which can make it any more presentable.

Department for Education moves into new offices after campaign to save 400 Darlington jobs

The Northern Echo:

1:18pm Thursday 19th March 2015

THE official opening has been held today of the new multi-million pound Department for Education offices in Darlington town centre.

Winners announced of The Northern Echo School Awards 2015

The Northern Echo:

7:16pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

AFTER an unprecedented year of sporting success the pupils of Whitworth Park School and Sixth Form have won the title of school of the year in The Northern Echo School Awards 2015.

School awards celebrate success

The Northern Echo: AWARDS: Emma Sandford-Hodgson, winner of the Inspirational Pupil of the Year Award, talks to Echo deputy editor Chris Lloyd at The Northern Echo Schools Awards 2015, at the Xcel Centre, Newton Aycliffe. Picture: TOM BANKS

6:00pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

AFTER an unprecedented year of sporting success the pupils of Whitworth Park School and Sixth Form have won the title of school of the year in The Northern Echo School Awards 2015.

Pictures: The Northern Echo Schools Awards 2015

The Northern Echo:

5:54pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

The region's best and brightest were honoured today at The Northern Echo School Awards at the Xcel Centre, in Newton Aycliffe.

Northern Echo School Awards 2015

The Northern Echo:

10:39am Tuesday 10th March 2015

The Northern Echo School Awards are being staged at the Xcel Centre in Newton Aycliffe today.

Union call for greater transparency over vice-chancellors' pay

12:03am Wednesday 4th March 2015

THE universities of Newcastle and Sunderland refused to answer questions on their vice-chancellors’ spending on flights, hotels and expense claims, according to the University and College Union (UCU).

Fundraising determination results in new classroom for children

The Northern Echo: OUTDOORS: Children at Middleton Tyas CE Primary in their new outdoor classroom

4:11pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

PUPILS at a rural primary school are celebrating the opening of a new wooden outdoor classroom after the school raised £20,000 to fund it.

BALLOT: Anger at 'unreasonable' school uniform costs - £251 for primary school and £316 for secondary on average

The Northern Echo: COST: Front cover of The Children's Society report on school uniform costs: PICTURE NICK DAVID

12:03am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

PARENTS across the region have had enough of paying almost £90m a year on school uniforms, according to research by The Children’s Society.

Parents find schools of their choice

6:20pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

THE majority of parents in North Yorkshire are seeing their children educated in the schools of their choice, new figures show.

Meet The Head: Alan Stevens, Barnard Castle School

The Northern Echo: HEAD: Barnard Castle School headmaster Alan Stevens Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

10:27am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

With his country tweed jacket, professorial air and book-lined study Alan Stevens looks every inch the minor public school headmaster.

Education Secretary defends plans for more academies

The Northern Echo: MINISTER: Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Education talks with pupils at Yarm Primary School from left ten year olds Sophie Cuthbert, Noah Bickenson, Coco Sowden and Rachel Aucott. Picture: ANDY LAMB

5:55pm Friday 27th February 2015

EDUCATION Secretary Nicky Morgan has defended her Government’s plan to create more academies - despite growing concerns whether they are any better than the schools they replace.

Are more academies the answer?

The Northern Echo: SPONSORED: An example of a sponsored academy is the former Eastbourne Comprehensive School which is now St Aidan's Academy.

2:58pm Thursday 26th February 2015

If anyone thought that another scathing report by MPs into the Coalition’s academies policy might put its expansion on ice, the prime minister has quickly proved them wrong. In a recent speech laying out the Conservative’s education policy ahead of the election, David Cameron has given no ground.

Durham Free School to close at Easter, DfE announces

The Northern Echo: General view of The Durham Free School. Picture: DAVID WOOD (16572739)

6:19pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

DURHAM Free School is to close at Easter, the Department for Education has announced.

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