Sharp rise in number of South Tyneside pupils in good or outstanding schools

The percentage of South Tyneside children in schools officially rated 'good or outstanding' has jumped by around a third over the last four years.
St Wilfrids RC College GCSE Academic Awards. Front from left, JP North East editorial director Joy Yates, Headteachers Award winner Jenny Clark, Beacon Award winner Holly Brown, Deputy Headteacher Award winner  Matthew Bain and executive headteacher Brendan Tapping.

South Shields school celebrates its students’ success

A South Tyneside school staged an evening of success to recognise the hard work and achievements of its students.

Youngsters at South Shields School.

Caring pupils help the little ones fit in at South Tyneside school

A new scheme to help youngsters settle into their new South Tyneside school has been hailed a huge success.

Ava and Ruby searching names on the Wellington Street Shrine at St Stephens Church.

History comes alive for South Shields youngsters

Pupils from a South Shields school have been learning about the impact of the First World War.

Kerry Ann Hewitson (left) and Jack Sanderson in their nativity play. Picture: Tony Colling.

11 things you said about nativity play charges - and how many of you would pay!

'Tis the season for the school's nativity - and yesterday we asked you if you'd be willing to pay a ticket price to see your little one's moment on stage.
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Vote: Would you pay to see your child's nativity play?

A primary school has defended charging parents to watch their children perform in the nativity play.

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Samantha Tumelty, head of business and Year 12 at St Wilfrids RC College with Sam Derby, director of Strategic School Partnerships, and Anna Pethybridge, lead practitioner in modern foreign languages at Biddick Academy.

Teacher’s joy at scooping national prize

A dedicated teacher was overjoyed after winning a national prize which recognised her work to improve the achievements and aspirations of pupils.

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South Shields School students, L-R, Max Roberts, Peter Millet and Jessica Kirkaldy.

South Tyneside youngsters scoop national anti-bullying award

Students at a town school have won national recognition for their anti-bullying work.

Organiser Carol Hall and Hanover Dairies' Michael Hanover. Back from left Salvation Army's Tricia Octon and milkman Kevin Dent

Christmas cheer for children as boxes are sent to those in need

The kindness of South Tyneside’s communities will give thousands of children cause to cheer this Christmas.

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SOS grant enabled marine student to launch his career

A maritime student is about to end his five-year and near 5,000-mile quest to launch a career – thanks to a financial SOS first.

Paralympians Matt Wylie and Josef Craig, left, visit St Leonard's RC Primary School.

Paralympians Josef Craig and Matt Wylie celebrate golden day at Sunderland school

Swimming sensations Matt Wylie and Josef Craig made a splash when they visited youngsters at a primary school.

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Mortimer Community College staff supporting the Light Up Purple on World Mental Health Day initiative.

South Tyneside pupils tackle mental health in school

Staff and students at a South Tyneside school got to grips with mental health during a week-long initiative.

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Pupils at Barbara Priestman Academy with Vito Mannone, Steven Pienaar, SAFC mascot Samson and Pudsey.

Black Cats join forces with Pudsey Bear to surprise youngsters

Sunderland stars scored with disabled youngsters when they visited a special school.

Schools install surveillance software on pupils' phones, tablets and computers

Secondary schools in the UK have installed surveillance software on students’ personal devices, monitoring the kind of websites and apps they are accessing.

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Pupils at Hadrian Primary School in South Shields with Christmas decorations.

South Shields pupils learn about European Christmas cultures

Pupils at a South Shields school will be learning all about the Christmas cultures of their European neighbours.

The students from South Shields School who took part in the gruelling expedition at Kielder in Northumberland as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award programme.

Outdoor challenge for South Shields School students working toward Duke of Edinburgh Award

Students have been showing their mettle in a trial designed to test their resolve.

Hadrian Primary school children take part in a project at Arbeia Roman Fort

Ave Arbeia: How the Roman Fort is doing wonders for South Shields

A project between a historical site and a South Tyneside school has been praised by a top university.

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Bede Burn Primary School remembrance display. Staff from left, Headteacher Nicola Faulkner, teaching assistant Glenn MacIntosh and class teacher Aamanda Lenney

Creative pupils make poppies to mark Remembrance Day

Creative primary school pupils have produced a fantastic display of poppies to mark Remembrance Day.

Ridgeway Primary Academy pupils raise their red cards against racism, watched by ex-professional Richard Offiong, back right, Coun Alex Donaldson, back centre, and teacher Paul Charlton.

Education is the goal for ex-footballer as he helps tackle racism

Schoolchildren have raised the bar in the fight against racism with the help of a former professional footballer.

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