North East Education News: Quick Links w/c 5th February – Darlington & Stockton Times, Richmond pupils launch eco-friendly scheme. – Darlington & Stockton Times, Disabled mum’s delight as Redcar College shows compassion. – Chronicle Live, Gateshead schools: How do they perform in league tables and which are rated the best? – Chronicle Live, Free school meals plan means children will go without if their parents work extra hours, MPs warn. – Chronicle Live, Who was Thomas Hepburn, the man behind the name of a school facing closure. – Chronicle Live, ‘Unacceptable waiting times’ and parents forced to be ‘pushy’: Ofsted slams special needs service. – Chronicle Live – Ofsted results for North East schools: How do inspectors say they are performing? – Hartlepool Mail, Free school meals revamp ‘could leave million children without hot food’. – Hartlepool Mail, Hartlepool school looks to help even more students excel in performing arts. – Gazette Live, Improvements being made at ‘inadequate’ Redcar and Cleveland College. – Gazette Live, 100-pupil special school set to be built in central Redcar. – Gazette Live, Happy news for bright Teesside students after they receive Oxbridge offers. – Gazette Live, New Galileo trust takes over 10 Teesside schools – is your child one of the 3,000 affected? – News Post Leader, Bede Academy promotes 3-18 learning model. – Northumberland Gazette, ‘Not many options’ for school future. – Northumberland Gazette, Welcome for legislation on home education. – Northumberland Gazette, Stay and Play success. – Sunderland Echo, Sunderland school celebrates good Ofsted report. – Sunderland Echo, Head speaks of pride after school judged as outstanding by Ofsted once again. – Hexham Courant, Concerns over education reforms highlighted by committee. – Hexham Courant, Children should sit exams earlier on in their school career to help them cope with exam pressures, the School Standards Minister has said. – Hexham Courant, End the ‘obsession’ with academic degrees, says senior Tory. – The Durham Advertiser, Unions warn of fall in number of teachers at secondary schools. – The Durham Advertiser, Plan for Pathways School rebuild on target for Redcar pupils. – The Durham Advertiser, Concerned parents call on Durham Country Council to shelve plans to merge junior and infant schools in Wingate. – The Durham Advertiser, Sunderland students help shape future of mental health education. – The Durham Advertiser, Sixth form admissions to be suspended at Wolsingham due to funding pressures. – The Durham Advertiser, Setting the right educational platform. – The Durham Advertiser, Union calls for all teachers to decide how PEF cash is spent.


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