Quick links to regional news


When the tables do not add up (The Northern Echo)

Maths teacher at school said she was stupid but now she is Darlington College’s Student of the Year (The Northern Echo)


Sell playing fields, says ex-councillor (Durham Times)

Teesdale students crowned Longsword dancers for second year (Darlington & Stockton Times)

School to be bulldozed, fields saved – but what will be built? (Durham Times)

‘She was the centre of our universe’ – Durham family’s tribute to tragic Ferryhill teacher hit by car while walking dog (Durham Times)

Barnard Castle School head hits out at ‘misleading’ exam tables (Teesdale Mercury)


Gateshead pupils come to the aid of cat injured in hit-and-run (ChronicleLive)


Hartlepool Sixth Form College makes dramatic turnaround, winning praise from inspectors (Hartlepool Mail)

Hartlepool teachers to get muddy in Daniel’s memory (Hartlepool Mail)

Hartlepool students show off their performing skills (Hartlepool Mail)

Students shown how to make cut (Hartlepool Mail)

Hartlepool pupils’ success in sports competition (Hartlepool Mail)

WATCH: Hartlepool girl questions astronaut Tim Peake in space (Hartlepool Mail)

Hartlepool school to develop the teachers of tomorrow (Hartlepool Mail)


Man stabbed near Middlesbrough primary school was victim of ‘targeted attack’ (GazetteLive)


Language has proved no barrier to youngsters taking part in a special writing project (ChronicleLive)

Newcastle’s Royal Grammar School receives glowing praise from inspectors (ChronicleLive)

Plans for new £30m ‘super school’ to tackle Newcastle’s pupil places shortage are approved (ChronicleLive)

Newcastle teacher on that first step into education and life in the classroom (ChronicleLive)

North Tyneside

Pupils get a police grilling (News Guardian)

Parents to have say against plan over nurseries (News Guardian)

Wallsend school is 1,000th in country to make its mark as part of arts project (News Guardian)


Pupils show racism the red card (Northumberland Gazette)

Pupils get creative for competition (News Post Leader)

School celebrates good Ofsted rating (News Post Leader)

Wark praised for its Christian values (Hexham Courant)

Grove School pupils get creative for avatar competition (Berwick Advertiser)

Redcar & Cleveland

Your School in Pictures: Newcomen Primary School

South Tyneside

South Tyneside College students are no dummies at first aid (Shields Gazette)

‘Unwavering determination’: How a Jarrow school impressed Ofsted inspectors (Shields Gazette)


North Shore Academy: Investigation into alleged malpractice during GCSE exam completed (GazetteLive)

College wears its heart on its sleeve (Darlington & Stockton Times)

Teesside High School and Red House School in talks over merger (GazetteLive)


Parents ‘hopeful’ they can save Sunderland High School from closure (ChronicleLive)

Urban art brightens children’s trip to school (Sunderland Echo)

WATCH: The Voice singer Billy Black goes back to school (Sunderland Echo)

Business plan drawn up to save Sunderland High School – but will fees rise? (Sunderland Echo)

Sunderland academy told it must do better for most-able pupils (Sunderland Echo)

Sunderland school choir set for date at top London venue (Sunderland Echo)

Sunderland school pupils get inspired by Nissan Leaf (Sunderland Echo)

Top praise for Wearside school (Sunderland Echo)