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Platinum arts award for school

A school in Blyth for children with a range of special educational needs has received the prestigious Platinum Artsmark Award.

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Author Alex Wheatle with student library assistants Thomas Nichol and Amy Langdown.

Author inspires students with passionate talk

An award-winning author has been inspiring the latest bunch of writers.

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Vicky Spencer (Schools Go Smarter Coordinator), Tracy Aitken (School Travel Plan Advisor, Northumberland County Council) and a group of Beaconhill Primary School pupils get a close up view of the show by Ian Drummond of 3SIXTY Bicycle Stunt Team.

Stunt show prize for school students

Children at Beaconhill Primary School in Cramlington were wowed on a recent visit by Ian Drummond of 3SIXTY Bicycle Stunt Team.

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Some of the first cohort of Northumberland Career College students.

Inquiries on career college are welcome

Northumberland College is inviting parents to find out more about its new curriculum that is available to students from the age of 14.

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Clint McKellar and Michelle Giles, from The Education Network, with class teacher Rachel Middis and the finalists from Cragside Church of England Primary School. Picture by Simon Williams.

Pupils book their place at retailer

Pupils from a primary school in Cramlington are to see their work on display at a major book retailer.

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Headteacher Louise Mallin, who is leaving Stead Lane Primary School in Bedlington after 20 years, with a group of pupils. Picture by Jane Coltman

Louise leaves after 20 years at school

Pupils bade their headteacher a fond farewell as she is starting a new county-wide role after the Easter holidays.

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Education Secretary Justine Greening.

Cash pledge to increase school places

The Government has pledged £68million for North-East schools to improve or expand buildings and create new school places by 2020.

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Kids get planting as free packs arrive

Hundreds of free trees have been sent to schools and community groups across Northumberland thanks to the Woodland Trust.

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Three Shanklea Primary School pupils pictured at the war memorial in Cramlington Village just before the walk set off. Picture by Steve Brock Photography.

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
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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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