Education Zone

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

Darlington and Stockton Times: 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

Darlington and Stockton Times: 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.

Teacher in running for 'best in the world' title

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough College science teacher Dr Richard Spencer, or 'Doc' to his students

6:45pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

A NORTH-EAST teacher is one of only two UK finalists in an international competition to find the world's best teacher.

Chancellor in the region at launch of 'Northern Powerhouse' project

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:22pm Thursday 11th December 2014

THE Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne was in the North-East today.

Region's secondary schools under-performing, says Ofsted chief

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:47pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

THE poor performance of secondary schools in the North-East, Yorkshire and Humber remains the biggest challenge facing the region, according to Ofsted.

Redcar College chief quits post

Darlington and Stockton Times: TRAINING BOOST: Gary Groom, Redcar and Cleveland College principal

1:20pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

THE Principal of Redcar & Cleveland College, Gary Groom, has unexpectedly left his post.

North-East has best performing nurseries

5:58pm Thursday 27th November 2014

THE North-East has the highest proportion of nurseries judged good or outstanding in England, according to Ofsted inspectors.

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.

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