Education

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.

Chris Jackson, presenter of Inside Out which is starting a news series of revelations

BBC's Inside Out presenter Chris Jackson reveals his early years

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As the BBC current affairs series makes its return on September 1, presenter Chris Jackson reveals the North East investigations in the pipeline

GCSE results supplement

The Journal education supplement: GCSE Results

This publication gives a round-up of GCSE successes from schools around the region

The opening of the Discovery School in Newcastle for Science and Engineering. Principal Wendy Allen

Discovery School bosses admit only 17% of their pupils are girls

Calls made for more to encourage girls to study STEM subjects in the North East as new school admits it is struggling to attract female applicants

Beekeeper Brian Ridley

Beekeeper urges farmers to join Northumberland course

Keeping bees can increase yields and boost the environment, says Northumberland expert

Students at Tanfield School, open up there GCSE results, left to right, Kathryn Alexander, Chelsey Hart and Rebecca Harrison

The Journal opinion: We must work harder to encourage girls to study maths and science

The Journal's opinion column for Friday, August 30 2014, in which we ask why so few girls choose to study maths and science beyond GCSE

Primary school pupils during a lesson

North East council caught up in school funding shortage

Durham County Council admits that lack of Government funding has led to repair funds being used instead as need for school places grows

Parents and students protest outside County Hall, Morpeth against future transport cuts for schools in Northumberland

Council urged to reveal savings made from school transport cut

Northumberland County Council is to be asked to reveal how much money has been saved by axing free transport for students in post 16 education

Young people enrolled in The Prince's Trust programme

Skills shortage among young people in the North East is more worrying than ever

Impending 'skills crunch' will stall economic recovery unless the Government and private sector work together, according to The Prince's Trust

Durham School headteacher, Kieran McLaughlin

Durham School headmaster says education can change lives of young people

The new headmaster at Durham School, in Durham, says education can 'transform' young people's lives across the region

SWDT chief executive Trevor Alley

South West Durham Training outstanding in all areas, say Ofsted

Training provider South West Durham Training provides "consistently high" outcomes for learners

Students at Tanfield School, open up there GCSE results, left to right, Kathryn Alexander, Chelsey Hart and Rebecca Harrison

GCSE results climb across the region but North East is still below the national average

There has been a rise in GCSE grades across the North East, but figures show the region is still behind the rest of the country

Hexham MP Guy Opperman

MP Guy Opperman hits out over Northumberland school transport 'chaos'

Hexham MP Guy Opperman has criticised Northumberland County Council over its new school transport arrangements

Options

The Journal education supplement - Options

Students from around the North East have celebrated another year of record A-level results

Dr Bernard Trafford Headmaster of the Royal Grammar School, Jesmond

North East ready for top GCSE results despite overhaul in education system

Schools across the North East are today preparing for their best GCSE results to date

Northumbria University's City Campus East

North East business schools earn top accreditation

Both Newcastle and Northumbria universities have been recognised as among the best in the world

A picture of school children in a classroom

Free schools leaving thousands of pupils to be taught in oversize classes, claims MP

Labour MP Ian Mearns blames "free schools" for dramatic increase in North East primary pupils in oversize classes

A school dinner being served

Free school meals to save North East parents more than £26m

Free school meals could save parents in the North East £26.6m on school lunches

John Williams sets the clock ticking on his gruelling ocean time challenge for charity

Retired engineer challenges public to guess how long his sailing race will take

John Williams is hoping the challenge will raise money for Ocean Youth Trust North

Student Tom Gordon and girlfriend Karina Shooter

Young North East couple set up business to help students with university applications

Karina Shooter and Tom Gordon hope to help other aspiring university students through Perfect Your Personal Statement

Girls from Newcastle High School in Jesmond, Newcastle, celebrate their A-level results

A-level reforms will exacerbate region's skills gap say North East MPs

Plans to axe AS-levels will only exacerbate the region’s growing skills gap say a group of North East MPs

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