All the latest education news, comment and analysis on schools, nurseries, colleges, universities, further and higher education and teaching from across the North East, including Newcastle University, Northumbria University and Durham University.

North East welcomes high level diplomats from 10 Arab countries on trade mission

High level diplomats from 10 Arab countries visit North East to meet business, universities and trade organisations

National Young Writer of the Year logo

Young writers urged to compete for Disneyland Paris trip

This year's National Young Writers' Awards competition is calling on children to let their imaginations run riot

Sarah Glendinning, assistant director, CBI North East

Sarah Glendinning: University business partnerships can create a strong economy

'Increasing collaboration between businesses and universities remains a priority for CBI,' says Sarah Glendinning

Japanese pianist Yoshie Kawamura

Concert pianist Yoshie Kawamura on 'friendly' Newcastle

Rising stars of classical music and ballet will join forces in a special performance at a Tyneside architecture firm

Director-General of the CBI John Cridland speaks at the CBI annual dinner at Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

Education and skills are the one thing we have to get right on our devolution wish-list

The Journal's comment column for Saturday, May 23, in which we say a focus on education and skills must top our devolution wish-list

John Cridland addressed an audience of business people at Northumbria University

Devolution is best opportunity yet to tackle North East skills problem, says CBI chief

CBI chief John Cridland thinks increased decision making in the region could be improve productivity and reduce inequality

Jennifer Morone speaks at Thinking Digital 2015

Thinking Digital embraces 'extreme capitalism' at Sage Gateshead

Talks from the woman who turned herself into a corporation and the man who encourages childlike creativity feature on final conference day

Newcastle fans before the game against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road

Les Walton: Why tampering won't work in schools or in football

Chair of the Northern Education Trust Les Walton on why we are missing education targets and what we can do about it

Northumberland Church of England Academy in Ashington

We must do more to close the skills gap that starts when children are very young

Kate Thick says work in Northumberland to help children must be given the funding to continue

Jan Papadopoulos at her home in Low Fell

Property gallery: Impressive Low Fell home sits next to Saltwell Park

Saltwell Park is just a stone's throw away from this impressive detached home near Durham Road in Low Fell

From left: Apprentice Michael Ord, Kirk Terwin Go North East Chief Engineer, Chris Toon Deputy Principal at Gateshead College, Apprentice David Marsden

Go North East expands apprenticeship programme with eight new trainees

The regional bus operator will train youngsters before posting them to permanent jobs across the firm's depots

Lt Martin Kitching AT Officer and Outreach Officer for Durham ACF

Army Cadet inspires youngsters after learning valuable life skills - sponsored feature

North East charity worker Martin Kitching attributes career success to skills and experience gained in the Army Cadets - sponsored feature

Ben Crosby

Monday Interview: Ben Crosby, director, catering equipment suppliers Crosbys

From golf course to warehouse, Ben Crosby takes us behind the curtain of a North East family business

Head shot of Northumberland College Principal Marcus Clinton

Northumberland College is aiming higher with many new courses available from September - sponsored feature

Northumberland College students show off their talents at prestigious competitions as new courses are unveiled - sponsored feature

From left, SCA training officer Ian Callender, Barbara Wilson from Gateshead College and apprentice Callum Young

SCA partners with Gateshead College for the training of 41 apprentices

Cultivating young manufacturing talent is crucial to workforce development, says SCA training officer Ian Callender

Wendy Smith is the new director of learning and participation at Sage Gateshead

Sage Gateshead announce former Prefab Sprout singer as learning and participation director

Having worked in the team for the past 12 years, Wendy was given her new title by the Sage's incoming managing director, Abigail Pogson

Physical Development Gross Motor Development. To slow gross movements by encouraging child to walk within a pathway, forwards and backwards

Project aims to tackle underachievement in boys as they start school in the North East

Early intervention is the key to turning around problems with boys from disadvantaged backgrounds

The Chapel in Ushaw College

Ushaw College welcomes the public with a programme of cultural events

One of the region's most spectacular complexes of buildings is keen to share its wealth of art and music

Anna Lynch Director Of Public Health for Durham who has written her annual report on social isolation

North East experts warn of the dangers of loneliness after reports reveal health risks

Reports have revealed loneliness can have the same strain on the heart as smoking 15 cigarettes a day

School Awards 2015

School Awards 2015

Due to unforeseen circumstances The Gazette and The Journal School Awards 2015 have been postponed until 2016


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