Education Zone

Private schools dismiss claims they refuse to play sports against state schools as 'outrageous nonsense'

Darlington and Stockton Times: COMPLETE NONSENSE: John Moreland

5:37pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

PRIVATE schools in the region have reacted with anger to Labour claims that they refuse to play sport against state schools – insisting it is plain wrong.

Youngsters make their musical debut

Darlington and Stockton Times: MUSIC FAns: Zara Tidbury, left, Cydney Arnott support friends on stage during the performances.

2:35pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

THE spotlight fell on a school’s freshest talent as new starters made their stage debut.

Youngsters get the chance to quiz would-be MP

Darlington and Stockton Times: QUESTION TIME: Students from Risedale Sports and Community College meet with prospective parliamentary candidate for Richmond Rishi Sunak.

2:30pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

A PARLIAMENTARY candidate came face to face with voters of the future in a Question Time-style school debate.

Sedgefield teacher sacrifices long locks for worthwhile cause

Darlington and Stockton Times: LOST LOCKS: Helena Teasdale (centre), a year two teacher at Sedgefield Primary School, sacrificed seven inches of hair to help the Little Princess Trust create wigs for children who have lost hair through cancer treatment. She is pictured with pupil Grace

11:58am Tuesday 25th November 2014

A SCHOOL teacher received a makeover in front of her pupils when she donated her tresses to a cancer support charity.

Meet The Head: Tim Fisher, Queen Elizabeth College, Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: HEAD MAN: Tim Fisher, principal of QE College, Darlington.        Picture: ANDY LAMB (13056977)

10:15am Tuesday 25th November 2014

AS principal of one of only four specialist sixth form colleges in the North-East, Tim Fisher can’t understand why there aren’t more of them.

Top schools in the region revealed

Darlington and Stockton Times: 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?

Darlington and Stockton Times:

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

Darlington and Stockton Times: 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

Darlington and Stockton Times: 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'

Darlington and Stockton Times: 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

Darlington and Stockton Times: 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

Darlington and Stockton Times: 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

Darlington and Stockton Times: 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

Darlington and Stockton Times: 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

Darlington and Stockton Times: 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

Darlington and Stockton Times: 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?

Darlington and Stockton Times: 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

Darlington and Stockton Times: 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.


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