Education Zone

'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.

Schools target child sexual exploitation

Darlington and Stockton Times:

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.

North-East unis highly rated by students

1:12pm Friday 3rd October 2014

THREE North-East universities have been rated among the top 10 in the UK for offering the best quality of student life.

North-East university slips out of world top 200

Darlington and Stockton Times: Newcastle University's medical faculty where a wide range of scientific research is carried out.

2:21pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

NEWCASTLE University is one of three in the UK to lose their place in the top 200 global higher education league table.

Special school worker ordered to pay compensation after theft

Darlington and Stockton Times: COURT APPEARANCE: Heather Waterson pictured leaving Consett Magistrates Court.

2:35pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A WOMAN who stole cash from a North-East special school was discovered when parents who had been sent arrears letters inundated staff with queries.

Melissa lands dream job in Disneyland

Darlington and Stockton Times: Sunderland University graduate pictured at her new place of work, Walt Disney World in Florida,  USA.

10:02am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A YOUNG graduate is bringing a flavour of the North-East to 11 million visitors from around the globe, in her role as a cultural representative at Walt Disney World Florida.

'Bring your own devices to school' is trend which is gaining ground

Darlington and Stockton Times: Pupil Nathan Radbourne uses one of the iPads at Froebelian School

10:02am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE concept of ‘Bring Your Own Device’ is starting to be adopted in our schools with a handful of trailblazers paving the way for more widespread adoption.

National recognition for Darlington school

Darlington and Stockton Times: Longfield School’s new head boy Connor Chapman and head girl Yeva Creegan with the national parental engagement award and head teacher Susan Johnson, left, and deputy head Sarah Davidson

10:02am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

PARENTS and staff at a Darlington secondary school have been recognised nationally for their efforts after working together to improve standards.

New independent girls' school opens

Darlington and Stockton Times: Head teacher Hilary French is joined by head girl Davina Nylander (right) and youngest student Molli James (11) to cut the ribbon at the launch of Newcastle High School for Girls.

10:01am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE North-East has a new independent girls’ school following the merger of two long-established schools in the leafy Newcastle suburb of Jesmond.

Dads urged to join reading revolution

Darlington and Stockton Times: Professor James Law from Newcastle University pictured with 18-month-old Eve Bullock at the 'Seven Stories' children's literature centre in Newcastle during a research project.

10:02am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

ONE and a half million children will reach the age of 11 unable to read well by 2025 unless urgent action is taken to tackle the reading crisis, according to North-East academics.

Bumper year for college

10:01am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

IT has been another bumper year at Darlington College which has enrolled over 2,000 students on courses over the summer.

Academy appoints new head

Darlington and Stockton Times: Unity City Academy's new head of school, Richard Harrison, pictured with executive principal Sue Hare.

4:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A NEW headteacher has been appointed at Unity City Academy, in east Middlesbrough.

Graduate artist wins major art prize

Darlington and Stockton Times: Graduate artist Ramona Zoladek, winner of the £20,000 Woon Foundation Art Prize pictured with some of her work.

6:34pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A POLISH-BORN graduate artist, whose work explores the relationships between nature, objects and architecture, has been named the winner of the £20,000 Woon Foundation Art Prize at Northumbria University.

Science challenge for 11-14s

Darlington and Stockton Times: Young science students get to grips with the Ultimate STEM Challenge

10:16am Tuesday 16th September 2014

SCHOOLS across the North-East and North Yorkshire are being urged to get involved in an exciting new science competition.

First book is 'a doodle'

10:13am Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN illustrator who has transformed doodles into a creative art form is celebrating publication of her first book.

Pioneering 'studio' school opens

10:13am Tuesday 16th September 2014

STUDIO West, Tyneside’s pioneering new school for 13 to 19-year-olds, has opened its doors to students.


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