Quick links to regional news

Darlington
Investigation ‘resolved’ after Darlington student linked to threats aimed at Hummersknott Academy staff (Northern Echo)
Seven-year-old Darlington schoolgirl prepares to donate her hair to cancer-stricken children (Northern Echo)

Durham
Student to study human behaviour at Cambridge as the masses mobilise for change (NE Connected)
Pupils explore outer space, the rainforest and experience day in life of surgeon thanks to Google (Northern Echo)
Technology college principal welcomes Government plans for industry (Northern Echo)

Gateshead
Ministerial visit to Gateshead College as part of Prime Minister’s new industrial strategy (ChronicleLive)
College Showcases Outstanding Technical Education to Skills Minister (NE Connected)

Hartlepool
Hartlepool students’ big success as places at Oxford and Cambridge are offered (Hartlepool Mail)
Hartlepool schools face £6million funding shortfall says teachers’ union (Hartlepool Mail)
Hartlepool youngsters get inspired during science week (Hartlepool Mail)
New Bath, Book and Bed campaign aimed at improving reading for children (Hartlepool Mail)
Former pupil donates cash for school defibrillator (Hartlepool Mail)
Headteacher’s praise for ‘wonderful’ Hartlepool students ( Hartlepool Mail)

Middlesbrough
Probe into claims a boy, nine, was locked in a school cupboard for four hours (GazetteLive)
The school taking a pioneering approach to looking after its pupils’ mental health (GazetteLive)

Newcastle
What does ‘special measures’ mean? What we know about the future of Heaton Manor School (Chronicle Live)
Parents of Heaton Manor pupils claim leaders leaving vital questions unanswered (ChronicleLive)
Heaton Manor Ofsted report: 8 key points every parent needs to know (Chronicle Live)
String of failings at Heaton Manor School laid bare as Ofsted brands it ‘inadequate’ (Chronicle Live)

North Tyneside
Lottery boost for project (News Guardian)

Northumberland
Proposed closure of Northumberland school announced (Northumberland Gazette)
Extension to Alnwick high school will not open in time (Northumberland Gazette)
Proposals will mean 357 fewer teachers in Northumberland by 2019, says NUT (Northumberland Gazette)
Winners and losers under proposals (Northumberland Gazette)
Now the blame game starts… (Hexham Courant)
… and both parties say boarding isn’t their responsibility (Hexham Courant)
Prudhoe first school draws up academy plan (Hexham Courant)
Call for united front to protect rural schools (Hexham Courant)

Redcar & Cleveland
Eight-year old becomes local celebrity after winning calendar competition (Schools Week)

South Tyneside
Union claims South Tyneside schools face £4million-plus funding shortfall (Shields Gazette)
Peckish pupils use latest technology to choose favourite school meals (Shields Gazette)
South Shields pupils celebrate double award (Shields Gazette)

Stockton-on-Tees
Teesside High named as Stockton’s best performing school (NE Connected)
Yarm School students set for Oxford and Cambridge (NE Connected)
Why KS1 children need to sign up for free school dinners – even though they already don’t pay (GazetteLive)
Primary school children don hard hats and hi-vis jackets for building site tour in Yarm (Darlington & Stockton Times)

Sunderland
Sunderland schools face £14million funding short fall, claims union (Sunderland Echo)