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Hats the way to walk to school!

A group of children in Cramlington enjoyed a memorable walk to school last Thursday.

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Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening. Picture by Richard Ponter

Date announced for the launch of tax-free childcare

Millions of parents can pre-register from today for the Government’s new childcare offers, with around 90,000 families in the North East set to be eligible for tax-free childcare.

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Member of staff Janet Smith with the defibrillator that is now in place at Northburn Primary School in Cramlington.

Primary school gets a defibrillator

A useful device that saves lives is now in place at Northburn Primary School in Cramlington.

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Ceiling problem closes school

A school in south east Northumberland was forced to close for a few days following a ceiling collapse.

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Ian Lavery MP and Mike McDonald, from the NUT, outside the Northumberland Church of England Academy in Ashington.

MP launches campaign on cuts to education

Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery has launched a campaign to oppose ‘the Conservative Government’s cuts to education’.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond

Budget 2017: Calls to tackle schools funding and unleash North East potential

The North East’s business group is calling on the Chancellor to ‘unleash the region’s potential’, while a schools group is urging him to ‘tackle the funding crisis’.

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Northumberland heads raise fears over schools funding

Northumberland’s secondary and high-school headteachers are raising serious concerns about the dire financial situation they are facing.

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Andy Johnson, head of education, executive head John Barnes, Coun Susan Dungworth, Chair of Governors, and Ronnie Campbell MP at the official opening of the relocated Whytrig Community Middle School in 2014.

Talks begin on new build plan for school site

Discussions are being held about a multi-million investment by Northumberland County Council for the Seaton Valley Federation in Seaton Delaval.

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Students Leah Forsyth and Niall Ryder with organiser Lori Turnbull at the careers fair at St Benet Biscop Catholic Academy in  Bedlington
Picture Jane Coltman

Useful information for pupils at event

Representatives from more than 40 businesses, organisations and universities gave some helpful advice to pupils across a range of year groups at a Bedlington school.

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The new Duchess's Community High School in Alnwick was built with government funding topped up by county council investment.

Northumberland school buildings need £2k per pupil to bring them up to scratch

More than £2,000 per pupil is needed to bring school buildings in Northumberland up to a satisfactory condition – far higher than in many other areas, according to a new report.

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Matthew Fenwick, left, training officer Julie Hindhaugh and Kyle Marshall.

Success for apprentices

Two IT apprentices will be going back to school permanently as they have been hired.

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Cookswell Garage has presented Pegswood Primary School with new sports kit. Headteacher Andrew Waterfield is seen with Claire Brind, left, and Julie Stephenson from the Citroen garage and some delighted pupils.  Picture by Jane Coltman.

Generous garage sponsors strips

Pegswood Primary School pupils are enjoying wearing their smart new kit in Northumberland sporting events and competitions.

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The blackbird was the most common playground visitor in 2016. Picture courtesy of RSPB

Schools can take part in Birdwatch

Children all over Northumberland are swapping books for binoculars to take part in the UK’s biggest schools wildlife survey.

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Amy O'Neill, Toni-Dee Wood and Nicola Taylor from The Wallaw present �458 to head of school Sarah Robson and pupils Thomas Kendal, Layla Brosnan, Eboni Dryden and Ruby Alexander at Morpeth Road Primary Academy in Blyth. Picture by Jane Coltman.

Fun parties raise big total for school

Festive fun at a Wetherspoons pub in Blyth has raised some useful funds for a school in the town that was hit by vandals over the summer holidays.

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The Soul Space at Bedlingtonshire Community High School.

Pupils on board with soul station

It’s good to talk, as pupils in Bedlington have been finding out.

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A Bright Socks fundraising day at St Benet Biscop.

Pupils pull their socks up for fund

Pupils put their best feet forward to step into harvest fundraising.

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The nativity by Years 5 and 6 at Bede Academy in Blyth included a performance by stars where Eve Turner goes through a transformation into a Superstar.

School puts on a super nativity

A school nativity had the X-mas factor as pupils searched for a superstar in their seasonal spectacular.

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Sixth Form students at Bede Academy help load Blythswood Cares van with donated shoeboxes filled with Christmas gifts. Picture by Daniel Sword.

Pupils turn gift-givers

Generous Blyth pupils are making a happier Christmas for more than 200 children across the world.

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