Quick links to regional news

This special school plans to expand to meet demand (Northern Echo)
Darlington pupils learn to save lives with emergency tools donated by charity (Darlington & Stockton Times)

Teaching assistants will consider whether to take strike action over contract offer (Northern Echo)
Durham County Council to issue ‘ultimatum’ to teaching assistants, who say new offer is still not good enough (Chronical Live)
Council has ‘no alternative’ but to close rural primary school (Northern Echo)

Gateshead pupils dress up for Dahl (ITV News)

Splendiferous day celebrating the life of Roald Dahl (Hartlepool Mail)
Hartlepool college building elite sports squad  (Hartlepool Mail)

Council says ‘worst place to live’ study relies on dated statistics (GazetteLive)

Headmaster of Newcastle’s Royal Grammar School announces that he is to retire (ChronicleLive)
When is October half term for schools in Newcastle and the surrounding area? (Chronical Live)

North Tyneside
Pupils at two schools benefiting from partnership (News Guardian)

Former Newcastle United chairman officially opens new £10m Northumberland school (ChronicleLive)

Redcar & Cleveland
Headteacher explains what makes her Teesside school ‘outstanding’ (GazetteLive)

South Tyneside
South Tyneside teachers to speak at national conference  (Shields Gazette)
Young volunteers get Tyne boat trip reward (Shields Gazette)
South Tyneside nursery criticised over child safety (Shields Gazette)
Anger after schoolgirl excluded from class for dying her hair purple (Shields Gazette)
Readers angered at ‘disgusting news’ life-saving service in South Tyneside could be at risk (Shields Gazette)

£14m new school plan dropped for Red House School (Northern Echo)
University which oversaw failing Thornaby Academy replies after Ofsted criticisms (GazetteLive)

Sunderland has one of the lowest proportions of ethnic minority teachers in the country (Sunderland Echo)