Quick links to regional news


Nursery teacher retires after 40-years in the industry and three decades at the same Darlington nursery (Darlington & Stockton Times)

Pupils’ volunteering efforts raise over £2,000 towards new school minibus (Darlington & Stockton Times)

New engineering classroom unveiled at Hurworth School (Darlington & Stockton Times)

College staff strike over pay freeze (The Northern Echo)

Darlington College teaching staff to strike over pay (Darlington & Stockton Times)

Africa trip was ‘life-changing and inspiring for’ Darlington teachers (Darlington & Stockton Times)


Banged up – pupils experience life in the cells (Durham Times)

Belmont pupil Alice to read war poem at Durham Cathedral Festival of Remembrance (Durham Times)

County Durham teaching assistants pay proposals branded ‘disgraceful’ by union boss Dave Prentis (ChronicleLive)

Your old school photos from County Durham – is your school in the gallery yet? Send a pic! (ChronicleLive)


Tributes paid following death of 15 year old Gateshead schoolgirl Morgan Dodds (ChronicleLive)

Lions set off on tour of Scotland (News Post Leader)

A behind the scenes look at Newcastle College’s pioneering Rail Academy in Gateshead (ChronicleLive)


Royal honour for Hartlepool schools (Hartlepool Mail)

Hartlepool school to stage The Sound of Music (Hartlepool Mail)

Hartlepool classmates meet up 30 years on (Hartlepool Mail)

Hartlepool lecturer wins ‘substantial payout’ over treatment at college (Hartlepool Mail)

Hartlepool special school wins prestigious accolade (Hartlepool Mail)

Reunion to remember ‘best days’ at Hartlepool school (Hartlepool Mail)


Professor Brian Cox to visit Middlesbrough to officially open £20m STEM centre (GazetteLive)

Were you a Nunthorpe School pupil? 47 archive pictures from the 90s and 00s (GazetteLive)


A behind the scenes look at Newcastle College’s pioneering Rail Academy (ChronicleLive)

North Tyneside

Monkseaton High School students decorate field with ceramic poppies for Remembrance Day (ChronicleLive)

Pupils create their own Remembrance tribute to heroes (News Guardian)

Students create their own field of poppies (News Guardian)

Two North Tyneside high schools are being rebuilt under a multi-million pound programme (ChronicleLive)

Whitley Bay students get festive filling as they create Christmas sandwich for Dicksons (ChronicleLive)

School celebrates opening of £1.2m extension (News Guardian)

Schools signing up to new career initiative (News Guardian)


Hear Northumberland schoolgirl Amy Jefferson read her moving Remembrance Day poem (ChronicleLive)

Four Northumberland middle schools to close in £9.6m education shake-up (ChronicleLive)

Ambitious plans for school and leisure improvements in Morpeth (News Post Leader)

Lions set off on tour of Scotland (News Post Leader)

Schools signing up to new career initiative (News Post Leader)

Redcar & Cleveland

Redcar school’s war dead remembered in moving service (Darlington & Stockton Times)

South Tyneside

Artist brings Diwali festival to life for pupils (Shields Gazette)

South Tyneside College staff strike over ‘insulting’ pay freeze (Shields Gazette)

Hebburn school makes amazing U-turn to earn ‘outstanding’ rating (Shields Gazette)



Sunderland free school insists it’s not asking parents to pay for teachers (Sunderland Echo)

Sunderland teacher struck off for stealing £2,400 from school trips fund (Sunderland Echo)

Sunderland school leads the way in remembering the fallen (Sunderland Echo)

‘What planet are they on?’: Mum hits out at council chiefs after school chaos (Sunderland Echo)

School puts cookery on the menu for older folk (Sunderland Echo)

Sunderland pupils enjoy a Wartime Weekend (Sunderland Echo)

Life skills project extended to more schools (Sunderland Echo)

Pupils create poppy field for Remembrance Commemorations (Sunderland Echo)

Operation Christmas Child: Sunderland pupils’ festive offering to those in need (Sunderland Echo)

‘Opportunity of a lifetime’ says principal of Sunderland’s newest school (Sunderland Echo)


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