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Headteacher tells of aims at Jarrow special needs school

The headmaster of a new Jarrow school for boys with special educational needs has spoken of his vision for improving their life chances through a unique education offer, aimed at inspiring and supporting social change.

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Residents of Makendon Street are fed up with inconsiderate parking by parents with children at St Aloysius School.

New row flares at school as parents say ‘bollards’ to safer parking measures

Parents have been urged to park more responsibly after a safety row at a school in South Tyneside.

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North East university rankings released: How Sunderland, Durham, Newcastle, Teesside and Northumbria fared

The rankings of North East universities have been released.
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Sunderland College's city centre campus.

Sunderland College accused of ‘blatant’ ad-van stunt to poach students from rival providers

Sunderland College has been accused of a ‘blatant stunt’ to poach students from other education establishments after its advertising van was spotted outside their campuses.

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One of the snakes at South Shields Museum and Art Gallery

South Shields Museum launches animal adoption scheme

Animal enthusiasts are being offered the chance to ‘adopt’ their favourite residents at South Shields Museum.

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Should tuition fee debt be written off?

This is how much written-off student loans could cost the taxpayer

Writing off the loans of students who started university after tuition fees were trebled to £9,000 a year could cost the public purse £20 billion by 2050.

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Visitors at Jarrow Hall

Visitor attraction needs your help to win funding for special lighting

Bosses at a South Tyneside attraction need people’s help to improve services.

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Costa reading week. Manager Kirsty Tod

Costa Coffee raising a cup to kids’ reading in South Shields

A South Tyneside coffee shop is on the boil when it comes to literacy.

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The lesson plans have been drawn up by Public Health England.

School pupils to be taught how to 'cope with modern life' in lessons

Pupils aged 11 to 16 are to be given strategies for "coping with modern life" as part of a new programme in schools.

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Rob Grainey with student Megan Goodlad.

South Tyneside College on lookout for fitness industry students

Budding fitness instructors and sports coaches are being offered the chance to get their careers in the best possible shape at South Tyneside College.

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Do you wish you had made a different decision?

One in four graduates now regret having gone to university

One in four graduates regrets going to university, according to new research.

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Parents say they have to replace items nine times a year, which costs another 195.

Staggering cost of kitting out kids for school is revealed

Parents spend an average of £170 per child on kitting their children out for the new school year, research has revealed.

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South Tyneside goes back to school - here are some pictures from proud parents

Don't they all look smart!

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Make sure you don't get caught out.

Rise in reports of student loan scam email

First-year and returning university students have been warned of a phishing scam where emails claim to be sent by the student loan provider.

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Many children are not ready to start school when they first enter a classroom, a poll of headteachers suggests. Pic: PA.

Half of new pupils not ready to start school, say headteachers

Many children are not ready to start school when they first enter a classroom, a poll of headteachers suggests.

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A teacher undertakes some marking.

Just 0.2% of teaching posts in South Tyneside unfilled

Schools in South Tyneside ae bucking a national teacher shortage trend.

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Many youngsters say one of their biggest worries about heading back to the classroom is how they look. Picture: PA.

Looks among biggest worries for children going back to school, says survey

Many youngsters say one of their biggest worries about heading back to the classroom is how they look, a poll suggests.

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'Is Sunderland in Newcastle?' and other astonishing things students have asked Google

'Is Sunderland in Newcastle?' and other astonishing things students have asked Google

They say that Google searches have taken away our ability to think for ourselves. Well, a new study appears to bear that out.
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Here's what you said in our poll about the summer holidays.

This is how you think the school holidays should be split

We asked and you answered.
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Secondary school children.

Council bosses reassure parents over South Tyneside school places

Council bosses have assured parents in South Tyneside that there will be enough secondary school places in the future.

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