Quick links to regional news


Advisor on government education policy visits Darlington school (Darlington & Stockton Times)
Meet the Head: Jonathan Lumb, Haughton Academy, Darlington (Darlington & Stockton Times)


Pay cut will force Durham teaching assistants out of a job they love, campaigners warn (ChronicleLive)
County Durham teacher set to become one of the UK’s youngest heads (ChronicleLive)
Dales schools share headteacher (Darlington & Stockton Times)
Newker Primary School in Chester-le-Street transformed by Lumiere spectacular created by pupils (Durham Times)
Gareth joins forces with his former college (Hartlepool Mail)
Primary school is one of country’s 100 most improved (Hartlepool Mail)
Heartless thieves hack at nursery’s fake grass in attack on Peterlee school (Hartlepool Mail)
Mini medics learn lifesaving skills (Sunderland Echo)


Gateshead MP Ian Mearns reveals the ‘commissioner’ responsible for 200 schools in the North (ChronicleLive)
New ‘STEM’ building opens at Thorp Academy in Ryton (ChronicleLive)


Hartlepool school wants to open its doors to more pupils (Hartlepool Mail)
Paralympic champion Tanni Grey-Thompson inspires Hartlepool pupils (Hartlepool Mail)
Intruder found at Hartlepool primary school (Hartlepool Mail)
Hartlepool’s budding astronauts celebrate Tim Peake’s space walk (Hartlepool Mail)


Primary education in Middlesbrough branded ‘weak’ and ‘inexcusable’ by Ofsted chief (GazetteLive)
Meet staff and pupils from the school named best on Teesside in our Real Schools Guide (GazetteLive)


Careers advice for Newcastle students criticised as report brands skills system as ‘dysfunctional’ (ChronicleLive)

North Tyneside

North Tyneside parents launch campaign against plans to close council-run nurseries (The Chronicle)
Tynemouth students celebrate landing Oxbridge places (News Guardian)
New initiative against racism (News Guardian)


First-class inspiration for Northumberland pupils (Northumberland Gazette)
Ponteland High School’s George Hunter meets with local charity leaders to discuss the region’s mental health (Ponteland High School news)
Bon voyage to Mowden students (Hexham Courant)
School ‘requires improvement’ (Hexham Courant)
Council’s goal is for all schools to be ‘good’ (Berwick Advertiser)
Berwick school closed due to heating problem (Berwick Advertiser)
Council calls for safety measures (News Post Leader)
Teen proves a good sport (News Post Leader)
Academy staff join university for research (News Post Leader)
The ‘hungry hatch’ open (News Post Leader)
Sport stars visit school (News Post Leader)

Redcar & Cleveland

Are you a former Rye Hills Pupil? Here are 25 archive pictures from the 90s and 00s (GazetteLive)

South Tyneside

College’s approach to creating highly-skilled workforce is visionary (ChronicleLive)


On target for a successful year for Yarm School students (Darlington & Stockton Times)


Sunderland High School to close at the end of this year due to falling pupil numbers (ChronicleLive)
Families will be ‘devastated’ after Sunderland High School announces plan to close (Darlington & Stockton Times)
‘A fantastic place’: Former staff and pupils’ sadness at Wearside school’s shock closure (Sunderland Echo)
Sunderland High School closure: MP “shocked and saddened” by news (Sunderland Echo)
Remembering 130 years of Sunderland High School (Sunderland Echo)
Primary pupils’ onesie way to beat the blues (Sunderland Echo)
Primary school pupils enjoy trip to Parliament (Sunderland Echo)
Primary school closed after boiler house flood (Sunderland Echo)
Sunderland primary’s progress wins praise from Schools Minister (Sunderland Echo)