Hebburn pupils prepare flood risk plans for schools

Youngsters are turning their hands to flood prevention in a series of themed weeks held in schools in South Tyneside.

From left, Georgina Woodward, of hair product firm Redken, Samantha Hope, 16, watched by, third left, lecturer Kathryn Parkin and hair and beauty students.

Expert classes make South Tyneside hairdressing students a cut above

Hairdressing courses at South Tyneside College are becoming a cut above the rest – with two masterclasses helping establish ever-firmer roots.

Demi Clark was invited to a ceremony in Manchester, where she found out she had won the award.

South Shields school pupil's national award after overcoming adversity

A schoolgirl from South Shields has won a prestigious honour after overcoming adversity to be top of the class.

Headteacher Chris Rue and teacher Ann Walsh with pupils as the school marks World Cancer Day.

School pupils and teachers don wigs and funny hairstyles for World Cancer Day

A school enjoyed a hair-raising day as pupils and staff came together to support a charity effort.

Alice Kidd who won the Viking Centre's model search competition

Jarrow shopping centre on lookout for young poets

Youngsters from 20 local schools ared being invited to write a poem for their mother on Mother’s Day.

How the new school could look

Plans unveiled for new South Tyneside primary school

The future of education in Hebburn has been unveiled.

Coun Joan Atkinson, left, and Clervaux head teacher Jenny Parker with Jane Gray and son Jack.

Jarrow nursery is ‘outstanding’ say inspectors

A nursery in South Tyneside has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by education watchdogs for the excellent care and learning it gives to youngsters.

Ministers have announced major changes to eligibility for free school meals.

Free school meals revamp 'could leave million children without hot food'

Labour has warned more than one million children could be left without hot food after ministers announced major changes to eligibility for free school meals.
Winner of pharmacy award Nadia Leal from Flagg Court Pharmacy with owner Tony Schofield

How this South Shields pharmacy is looking out for your pets

A pharmacy is aiming to make sure all its customers get the care they need - whether they have two legs or four.

Alison Maynard is calling for urgent change.

South Tyneside College boss calls for urgent change to new system

An education chief is leading a charge for urgent change to a new national system of measuring student progress, branding it “unfair and distorting”.

Whitburn Church of England Academy 
Principal Alan Hardie is celebrating after the school achieved an oustanding OFSTED report.

Head speaks of pride after school judged as outstanding by Ofsted once again

The principal of Whitburn Church of England Academy has spoken of his pride after the school received an outstanding Ofsted report once again.

Improving schools in the North of England should be a priority for the new Education Secretary, it has been suggested.

Too many children in the North 'not getting the education they need'

Improving schools in the North of England should be "at the top of the in-tray" for the new Education Secretary, it has been suggested.

Andy Mellor,  vice-president of the National Association of Headteachers.

Headteachers and unions oppose idea of turning schools into 'Fort Knoxes'

Headteachers and unions are against the idea of turning schools into “Fort Knoxes” with knife detectors and body scanners to search for weapons.


North East universities to be hit by 14 days of strikes in row over pensions

Durham and Newcastle universities will be hit with 14 days of strike action, the University and College Union (UCU) announced today.

Mayor Coun Olive Punchion and Mayoress light candles with others at the Holocaust Memorial Service at South Shields Town Hall.

South Tyneside remembers Holocaust victims

A community came together in South Tyneside to remember victims of the Holocaust.

365 state schools in England fell below Government standards in 2017 according to new data

Revealed: The North East schools said to be 'under-performing' in new Government tables

More than a quarter of a million children are being taught at under-performing secondary schools, official figures show.

Latest league tables

South Tyneside secondary school league tables published: How does your child's rank?

The Governement has published the latest league tables for GCSE results and A-levels today.
Young people in training at the Foundation of Light.

Sunderland’s Foundation of Light begins search for aspiring footballers and coaches

A scouting mission is underway to find aspiring young footballers and coaches for a two-year scholarship programme which could set them on their way to life in the professional game.


Hundreds of youngsters take part in Sunderland AFC EFL Kids Cup final as they begin road to Wembley

Hundreds of schoolchildren hit the road to Wembley as they battled it out for the chance to represent Sunderland AFC.

Car stuck in snow.

Winter weather: North East school closures

The following schools are closed today due to the wintry weather:
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