Education Zone

Top schools in the region revealed

The Northern Echo: General view of Durham Johnston School. (13285476)

6:39pm Friday 21st November 2014

A SECONDARY school is celebrating after being named the best in the region.

How did your school fare in the Sunday Times Parent Power guide?

The Northern Echo:

12:05pm Friday 21st November 2014

DURHAM Johnston Comprehensive School is the top state secondary in the North-East, according to The Sunday Times Parent Power guide.

Stockton students smell sweet success with jam business

The Northern Echo: JAMMING: Tom Spicer on the jam stall in the Stockton Enterprise Arcade. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

2:51pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

STUDENTS from Stockton have been selling jam after setting up their own business.

Youth MPs from across the North East to take part in House of Commons debate

The Northern Echo: YOUTH DEBATE: The House of Commons where the Members of Youth Parliament will debate

1:48pm Friday 14th November 2014

YOUNG politicians from across the North East will gather in the House of Commons today (Friday, November 14) to debate the big issues facing young people around the UK.

Darlington academy school rated as 'inadequate'

The Northern Echo: St Aidan's Academy in Eastbourne, Darlington            Picture: ANDY LAMB (11098075)

3:50pm Thursday 13th November 2014

OFSTED inspectors have rated the quality of education provided by a Darlington secondary school as “inadequate”.

Scholars programme allows Oxford University student to give back

The Northern Echo: Toby Chapman, from Stockton-on-Tees is studying history at Oxford University

4:44pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

TOBY Chapman, a student from Stockton-on-Tees, has started life at an elite university thanks to the support of Lloyds Banking Group’s Scholars Programme.

Eton offers free places to brightest boys

The Northern Echo: The majestic surroundings of Eton College.   The Berkshire public school is offering a limited number of scholarships to the brightest state students in the North-East.

4:38pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

ETON College, probably the most famous and exclusive public school in the UK, is targeting the North-East in a bid to attract more applicants from working class families.

Dispute hits student assessment

12:04am Thursday 6th November 2014

AN assessment and marking boycott at Durham, Newcastle and York universities gets underway today as part of a row over proposed changed to staff pensions.

Award for student nurse who has dual life as an army reservist

The Northern Echo: Studeent, Georgina Jobes, receiving a cheque for £2,500 from Professor Kath McCourt from Northumbria University

12:41pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

A NORTH-EAST nursing student who is also training to be in the army’s Reserve Forces has received a £2,500 award for her work.

'Why it is so important to go back to school' - MP

The Northern Echo: Alex Cunningham, MP for Stockton North

12:41pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

Stockton North MP Alex Cunningham, who recently went back to his old school in Darlington as part of national Back to School Week, explains why he this is so important

Youngsters lend a hand with town's fireworks

The Northern Echo: GETTING READY: Students make their final preparations for the town’s annual council fireworks, L-R, Ben Purkiss-McEndoo, 18, of Aske Estate, Jack Harrild, 17, of Richmond, Reece Bradshaw, 17, of Skeeby, Ben Walker, 16, of Richmond and Angus Bankier, 18,

1:20pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

SCHOOL sixth-formers are making the final arrangements as they prepare to help host their town’s annual firework display.

Teenagers join campaign to encourage more young people to vote

The Northern Echo: VIDEO VOTE: (L-R) Samantha Stoves, 17, Bethany Lamond, 17, Jack Carlin, 18, Kayleigh Gates, 17, Katie O’Malley, 16, and Megan Patterson of Bite The Ballot.

1:11pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

SIXTH-formers will be at the forefront of a new campaign to persuade other young people to use their vote.

What makes great teaching?

The Northern Echo: Professor Rob Coe from Durham University.   HIs report highlights good and bad teaching practices.

3:47pm Friday 31st October 2014

LAVISH praise for students is among popular teaching practices not supported by evidence, according to a new report which reviews research on how to develop great teachers.

Academics to boycott marking in pensions row

5:25pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

ACADEMICS will down tools and boycott marking from next week (Thursday, November 6), in a move likely to affect many students across the region.

'Shocking' number of primary school starters unable to put on coat or use toilet on own - Alan Milburn

The Northern Echo: Former Cabinet ministers Alan Milburn, who has been accused of plotting to force Gordon Brown to step down as Prime Minister

6:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE number of children who start school unable to go to the toilet or put on a coat by themselves is “shocking”, Alan Milburn has warned.

Schools target child sexual exploitation

The Northern Echo:

10:45am Friday 17th October 2014

THE grooming and sexual exploitation of children in a North-East town hit the headlines recently. LUCY RICHARDSON discovers what is being done to protect youngsters at schools Middlesbrough to ensure it doesn’t become another Rotherham or Oxford.

School absences 'at all time low'

6:06pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

NEW Government figures show that the percentage of pupils persistently missing lessons in North-East and North Yorkshire schools is at a new all-time low.

Helping students go further

6:02pm Thursday 9th October 2014

ALMOST 70 students at the University of York have received scholarships to study Masters degrees - as part of a multi-million pound scheme to encourage under-represented groups into postgraduate education.

Best teachers 'should move to toughest schools'

5:34pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A LEADING North-East educationalist has urged high-performing teachers to apply for jobs in the most challenging regional schools in a bid to push up standards.

Lecturers balloted over 'pensions gap'

12:03am Thursday 9th October 2014

STAFF at North-East universities will have wildly different retirement packages if radical proposals for academic pensions are forced through, according to union officials.

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