Quick links to regional news

Darlington
Pupils unveiling fox bench in memory of much missed classmate (NE Connected)

Durham
Durham college holds event to inspire young to try career in medicine (Darlington & Stockton Times)
School staff get the Royal seal of approval at national awards ceremony (Hartlepool Mail)

Gateshead
Angels, Romans and a baby arrive at Gateshead primary school nativity (ChronicleLive)
Little ones’ nativity leaves families in tears at Gateshead primary school (ChronicleLive)

Hartlepool
Meet the Hartlepool students who are the best in the game (Hartlepool Mail)
Hartlepool school aims to inspire elite sport students to success (Hartlepool Mail)
Hartlepool college staff and students make foodbank donation (Hartlepool Mail)
Outdoor adventures lead to awards for Hartlepool pupils (Hartlepool Mail)
Primary school pupils take a closer look at politics (Hartlepool Mail)
Festive fair raised money for Hartlepool school (Hartlepool Mail)
Talented Hartlepool singer hits high note with scholarship (Hartlepool Mail)
Hartlepool teens have formula for success at national maths contest (Hartlepool Mail)
Opposition to Hartlepool school’s sixth form expansion plans (Hartlepool Mail)

Middlesbrough
School branded ‘inadequate’ in damning report which uncovers poor behaviour, teaching and leadership (GazetteLive)
Once ‘outstanding’ academy requires improvement for second year running (GazetteLive)
Middlesbrough College hosts key industry anniversary (GazetteLive)

Newcastle
School in Newcastle city centre ‘will drive forward the workforce of the future’ (ChronicleLive)
Controversial Hazlerigg housing developer avoids £1m payout for Newcastle secondary schools (ChronicleLive)
Newcastle teacher quits school to launch business that teaches babies writing skills (ChronicleLive)
Geordie nativity show fun as Byker school celebrates Christmas in Newcastle (ChronicleLive)

North Tyneside
Delight for those recognised in New Year Honours List (News Guardian)
All’s rosy for sixth form fund-raiser (News Guardian)

Northumberland
Closure-threatened primary school set to become an academy (ChronicleLive)
Computer games executive signs up to help school in Ponteland (ChronicleLive)
Police station open day is child’s play (News Post Leader)
Pupils pull their socks up for fund (News Post Leader)
Children from Ponteland nursery star at well-attended Christmas carol concert (ChronicleLive)
School puts on a super nativity (News Post Leader)
Alien takeover at nativity as Northumberland primary school celebrates Christmas (ChronicleLive)

Redcar & Cleveland
Nativity pictures 2016: St Benedict’s RC Primary School (GazetteLive)

South Tyneside
Time capsule for 300 years left under Gandhi’s Temple development (Sunderland Echo)

Stockton-on-Tees
Teachers begin strike action over ‘unacceptable’ workloads at North-east’s top performing school (GazetteLive)

Sunderland
A festive feast of six scrumptious Christmas shows at Washington primary school (ChronicleLive)
Sunderland school told by Ofsted inspectors that it must improve (Sunderland Echo)
Former Sunderland headteacher ‘humbled’ by gong in Queen’s New Year’s Honours list (Sunderland Echo)
Primary school ready for any emergency (Sunderland Echo)
Wearside primary school makes dramatic turnaround after latest Ofsted inspection (Sunderland Echo)
Sunderland pupils sing up to help others at Christmas (Sunderland Echo)
Popular Sunderland teacher retires after 25 years (Sunderland Echo)
Sally Dixon to take the lead at Sunderland College (Sunderland Echo)