Quick links to regional news

Darlington 

Pupils celebrate slam dunk with basketball stars as nursery opens in North-East village (Darlington & Stockton Times)

Plans to merge Stockton Riverside College and Darlington College (GazetteLive)

Durham 

School backs campaign for Somme memorial to old boys who gave their lives with the Durham Pals (Darlington & Stockton Times)

Teesdale School to join North East Learning Trust (Darlington & Stockton Times)

Mindfulness company expands into primary school

Durham pupils surprise their “second mum” with treat to celebrate 25 years at their school (Durham Advertiser)

‘Sad day’ for teaching assistants as council gives green light to dismiss 2,700 and offer reduced pay contracts (The Northern Echo)

Preview to student exhibition (NE Connected)

Barnard Castle gymnast takes to pole vaulting after Olympic dreams ended through fractured back injury (The Northern Echo)

Old school uniforms boost air ambulance appeal (NE Connected)

New forest school launched in Teesdale (Darlington & Stockton Times)

Gateshead

Kingsmeadow’s Got Talent! (Kingsmeadow News)

Hartlepool 

Old Boys pass the baton to the next generation at Hartlepool Sixth Form College (Hartlepool Mail)

‘Magical experience’ for pupils as science week put on at Hartlepool school (Hartlepool Mail)

Outstanding Hartlepool academy asked to help failing school (Hartlepool Mail)

Globetrotting travel agent returns home to Hartlepool to teach (Hartlepool Mail)

Proposals unveiled to merge two Hartlepool colleges (Hartlepool Mail)

Hartlepool parents react to holiday term time fine petition (Hartlepool Mail)

Middlesbrough

Proposed merger between Middlesbrough and Redcar colleges (GazetteLive)

Middlesbrough Pupils taking part in Walk to School Week (NE Connected)

Newcastle

Gosforth schoolgirls buzzing after success at French Spelling Bee (ChronicleLive)

North Tyneside

Pupils are unified for new campaign (News Guardian)

Children complete a school takeover (News Guardian)

School is bouncing back after report (News Guardian)

Northumberland 

Delight at Amble school rating (Northumberland Gazette)

Students are a cut above in contest (News Post Leader)

School raises decent total for hospice charity (Morpeth Herald)

Mighty oaks from little Acorns grow at pre-school (Northumberland Gazette)

Holocaust horrors brought to life for students (News Post Leader)

Pupils battling for a spot in the boardroom (News Post Leader)

Village school campaigners are bolstered by reprieve (Hexham Courant)

Success for academy at festival (News Post Leader)

Redcar & Cleveland

Proposed merger between Middlesbrough and Redcar colleges (GazetteLive)

Were you there? Pictures from Redcar and Cleveland College 1992-2005 (GazetteLive)

South Tyneside

Jarrow special school could open sixth-form in September – a year earlier than planned (ChronicleLive)

South Tyneside youngsters take on others from across Tyne and Wear (Shields Gazette)

Plans to build a sixth form at a special needs school could be brought forward by a year (Shields Gazette)

Stockton-on-Tees

StreetGames success for Stockton academy

Local academy catering team win Award for Excellence

Plans to merge Stockton Riverside College and Darlington College (GazetteLive)

‘Utterly’ enjoyable musical experience for Yarm Pre-Prep pupils (NE Connected)

Sensational sporty sevens shine for Red House School (NE Connected)

Sunderland 

Sunderland primary looks forward with support from academy trust (Sunderland Echo)

City schools victorious after clinching national government awards (Sunderland Echo)

Tourism students aim to fly high for charity (NE Connected)

Gardener role is a winner for students (Sunderland Echo)

High school rolls back the years (Sunderland Echo)