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Northumberland College helping build up skills among apprentices

Work is under way to increase the number of qualified employees in the construction sector.

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Children go wild outdoors

Children go wild outdoors

Pupils in Ashington are getting back to nature in the great outdoors as part of an innovative new project.

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Headteacher leaves town school

The headteacher of a Bedlington school has left his post with immediate effect for ‘personal reasons’.

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VIDEO AND PICTURES: Brass is back!

Northumberland children go to Woodhorn to blow their own trumpets, horns, cornets, trombones......
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Channtel and Tracy Evans, volunteers for the NSPCC schools service.

Mother daughter team tackle abuse

An Ashington mother is sharing her passion for keeping children safe from abuse with her daughter.

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Designer cases and fancy bags banned by school headteacher

Designer pencil cases and fancy bags have been banned by a headteacher at a Blyth school in a bid to make life easier for disadvantaged children and their parents.

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Post-16 transport charge protestors gathered outside the Duchess's High School in Alnwick back in June 2014. Picture Jane Coltman

Northumberland post-16 transport charge axed

Post-16 students in Northumberland will not have to pay the controversial £600 transport charge from September after councillors axed the so-called ‘teenage tax’.

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County Hall in Morpeth.

Children secure place at preferred Northumberland schools

All children have been allocated a place in one of their top three schools of their choice, council officials have revealed.

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David Kennedy and Northumberland College's hospitality and catering team at The Gallery. Picture by Trevor Walker Photography

College’s farm to fork food experience

Professional cookery students have been working in partnership with agriculture and horticulture departments to create a special a la carte Northumberland lamb dining experience.

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The Dales Specialist School at Cowpen Road, Blyth.

Increasing capacity at Northumberland’s special needs schools

Northumberland County Council is urgently creating more school places in the face of a huge increase in the number of pupils with special educational needs.

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Coun Wayne Daley

Fewer parents are fined over absence

Schools in Northumberland have backed off handing out fines to parents if their children miss school, figures from the Department for Education have shown, reflecting a national drop for the first time.

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Truancy is one of the reasons for unauthorised absences from schools; unauthorised family holidays is another.

Northumberland schools fined fewer parents despite rise in pupil absence

Schools in Northumberland have backed off handing out fines to parents if their children miss school, figures from the Department for Education have shown, reflecting a national drop for the first time.

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Ashington Town Council civic head Victor Bridges officially opens the polytunnel, watched by pupils and staff at the school and Coun Lynne Grimshaw.

Outdoor addition at primary school

Bothal Primary School recently obtained a polytunnel to support its work with green-fingered schoolchildren.

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Revealed: 11 South Tyneside schools rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted

These South Tyneside schools have reason to celebrate after being given the highest possible rating by Ofsted at their last full inspections.

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Pupils, staff and governors at Seaton Sluice Middle School were smiling after the Ofsted report for the school was published.

Report is good news for school

There were plenty of positives for a Northumberland school in a recently published report.

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Coun Mark Swinburn and Coun Loraine De Simone in Cramlington.

Cramlington play park to get revamp

A town centre play park in Cramlington is finally going to get an upgrade following years of neglect.

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Great NCEA Spelling Bee winner Chloe Smith, Y2, is presented with her prize by Steve Burke, team leader for customer involvement at Bernicia.

Pupils get a buzz from spelling bee

The Northumberland Church of England Academy was recently awarded £500 from the Bernicia Community Grant fund to help towards its inter-campus spelling competition.

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WISE Academies Trust - CEO Zoe Carr

Blyth Quays Trust makes WISE move

The Blyth Quays Trust has announced it will be merging with WISE Academies.

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New Delaval Primary school in Blyth.

More than 100 new school places

A total of 115 new school places are being created in five schools in south-east Northumberland to meet the increasing pupil population.

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Andy Haldane, chief economist at the Bank of England, visited the LifeSavers Bank at the Josephine Butler Primary Campus in Ashington last Friday.

Chief economist praises school bank

Young bankers in Ashington recently had a new trainee cashier to put through his paces – the chief economist at the Bank of England.

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