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History man has new goal

Darlington and Stockton Times: DEFENDER’S DEGREE: Graduate and ex-Boro player Christian Burgess       Picture: MICHELLE MADDISON PHOTOGRAPHYCastlegate Shopping Centre promote July 4th Independence Day Event, pictured .5th July 2014Pictured by Michelle Maddison Photography07798724

9:58am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

FOR footballer Christian Burgess, success in the classroom is as important as achievements on the football pitch.

Students will see £22m improvements

Darlington and Stockton Times: Sunderland College's deputy principal Nigel Harrett in the new Visual Performing Arts centre.

10:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

SUNDERLAND College is about to welcome more than 700 students to its new, improved Bede Campus.

Mentoring firm aims to inspire students

Darlington and Stockton Times: Philip King, managing director of Mentoring Professional Ltd, who aims to raise classroom ambitions.

9:58am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A NORTH-EAST company has delivered its first classroom mentoring session designed to inspire young people’s workplace ambitions.

Free talk will address inequalities

10:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE issue of health inequality in an increasingly unequal UK is the topic of the Wolfson Annual Lecture at Durham University’s Stockton campus later this year.

Top-performing private schools announced

9:02am Saturday 30th August 2014

THE Royal Grammar School in Newcastle has topped GCSE independent school league tables’ for the North-East and North Yorkshire according to new figures.

Self-deception could explain disasters

1:26pm Thursday 28th August 2014

OVER confident people can fool others into believing they are more talented than they actually are, a study has found.

North Yorkshire school children missing out on free meals

Darlington and Stockton Times: school meals generic

6:02am Thursday 28th August 2014

ALMOST one in five poor children in North Yorkshire are missing out on their free school meals – despite 100 per cent take up in much of the North-East.

Student joy as work placement leads to jobs

Darlington and Stockton Times: Stockton Riverside College Prince’s Trust Team programme students Daniel Chantrell and Heather Watson.

9:26am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A FORTNIGHT’S work experience has paid off for two Stockton Riverside College students after bosses were so impressed with their work that they offered the pair permanent contracts.

Journey of discovery for students

Darlington and Stockton Times: Students and parents get a first look inside Discovery School and try out the innovative ceiling-based  power source, as demonstrated by student Aiden Thomson, centre.

9:26am Tuesday 26th August 2014

STUDENTS got to see more than a million pounds worth of engineering equipment when they were taken on their first tour inside a new industry-friendly school.

Ofsted inspections can be 'mechanical and dull'

Darlington and Stockton Times: Professor Bridget Cooper from Sunderland University.

9:26am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Being an “outstanding” school is imperative not just to all teachers and headteachers, but also to the parents of students and those of prospective students. However, when Ofsted comes knocking on the door, schools are having to make their lessons mechanical and dull.

'First jobs' campaign

5:55pm Sunday 24th August 2014

YOUNG people in the North-East are being encouraged to think about how their first experiences in the world of work could lead to the unlikeliest of careers.

Business boss praises GCSE results

3:50pm Friday 22nd August 2014

THE North-East Chamber of Commerce has congratulated North-East students and teachers for achieving a strong set of GCSE results.

GCSE results day

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9:22am Thursday 21st August 2014

Live reports, key results and pictures from schools around the region

Success for music hopeful

Darlington and Stockton Times: SMOOTH MARKS: All that jazz, Tom Joashi, of Richmond, with his sax and top results.

5:32pm Thursday 21st August 2014

SAXOPHONIST Tom Joashi’s school days reached a crescendo after he achieved 10A*s and As.

Overall GCSE pass rate 'slightly up' but English takes a hit

Darlington and Stockton Times: Richmond School students celebrate their GCSE results:    Pictured (L-to-R) Kieran Spence, Sophie Spink, Henry Willis, Pippa Williamson Fox, Thomas Markham, Beth Teale, Robin Nolan.

5:15pm Thursday 21st August 2014

DESPITE what is thought to be the biggest drop in English grades in the history of GCSE there has been a slight increase in the number of candidates who scored an A* to C pass.

Hard work pays off for GCSE success story Adam, from Sedgefield

Darlington and Stockton Times: TOP MARKS: Sixteen year old Adam Foakes from Sedgefield College with his GCSE results. Picture: ANDY LAMB

5:03pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A TEENAGER has achieved an A* in English Literature despite not learning to speak until he was five-years-old and struggling with literacy as a child.

Language is no barrier for Polish student

Darlington and Stockton Times: GCSE JOY: Smashing her exams, volleyball player Laura Hailes

3:59pm Thursday 21st August 2014

LANGUAGE proved to be no barrier for a Polish student who secured some top GSCE results, despite being able to speak no English when he started school.

Globalisation is putting language learning firmly on the agenda

10:10am Tuesday 19th August 2014

In an increasingly global economy, there has never been a better time to learn a second language, writes Pat Howarth, principal of Hummersknott Academy in Darlington.

Sales training bootcamp boosts skills

Darlington and Stockton Times: Suzanne Jobson from Cestria Community Housing and New Results training directors Mike Lever and Nevil Tynemouth (pictured left)  with the young future entrepreneurs at One Point Hub, Chester -le-Street, Durham.

10:10am Tuesday 19th August 2014

YOUNG people in Chester- le-Street were ready to hit the market stalls after taking part in a sales bootcamp.

Dental nurse course aims to fill gap

Darlington and Stockton Times: Photograph shows (L-to-R): Mark Warner – principal dentist at Framwellgate Dental Surgery, Claire Kelly – curriculum manager at New College Durham, Abbie Hillman – dental nurse at Framwellgate Dental Surgery. The ‘patient’ is

10:10am Tuesday 19th August 2014

NEW College Durham has launched a new course to help students take their first steps towards a career in the dental industry.

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