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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.

Dianne Sharp, the regional director for the CBI

North East firms call for Government reforms to help create more apprenticeships

The demands coincide with the Journnal's 'Proud to Back Apprenticeships' campaign

Hirst Park Middle School students Ben and Caitlin, alongside Trevor Swann, director of strategy and standards at Ashington Learning Partnership with Dr Kierann Shah from the National Space Academy and Nicole Sergeant, STEM learning co-ordinator with ALP.

Firms help to stage space and engineering expo

North East businesses helped hundreds of children to explore the worlds of space and engineering

Leslie and Harry Hume

Son follows father into a construction career with Bellway

Rising optimism in the construction sector is leading younger relatives to follow their fathers into the industry, as Harry Hume demonstrates

University students

Higher education to be made more accessible to all by North East institutions

Newcastle University and Newcastle College is making access to higher education more fair

Trinity Deneview School in High Heaton

Tyneside school set to become a centre for excellence in financial education

Trinity School Deneview, in High Heaton, is one of 21 schools in teh country to benefit from a new scheme

Excelsior teacher Joseph Temple, pupils Nauman Ahmad and Hasan Ahmed, and Rolls-Royce Training Centre team leader Steven Bolton

School partners with Rolls-Royce for top apprenticeship scheme

Excelsior Academy teenagers are set to forge engineering careers through scheme at Rolls-Royce's North East Training Centre

Junior youth worker John Rudd in the Cafe at Space 2

How Space 2 is giving hope to Newcastle's youngsters

We explore the NE1 and YMCA backed youth club doing amazing things with 13 to 18 year olds in the city

Newcastle has launched its own schools challenge to raise standards

Newcastle launches learning challenge to tackle city's growing attainment gap

Newcastle has launched its own schools challenge to raise standards among young people living in the city’s most disadvantaged neighbourhoods

North East business leaders attend the BMS event - pics supplied by Esh UK

North East businesses sign up to help secondary schools throughout the region

Businesses in the North East pledge to support 60 secondary schools throughout the region by helping employability skills

Paddy Beels who is retiring from Wingate Nursery School after 24 years service

Inspirational headteacher Paddy Beels looks back on 25 years in education

County Durham headteacher transformed the village where she worked

Durham and England cricketer Paul Collingwood visiting Acomb First School.Howszat!!! Durham and England cricketer Paul Collingwood visiting Acomb First School.

Ashes winner Paul Collingwood inspires schoolchildren on Hexham visit

Durham captain gives lesson in fair sportsmanship to Northumberland school pupils

From left, construction director at Esh Build Paul Redman, Bob Brady MBE, student Kalani Ajisafe, principal and chief executive Zoe Lewis , STEM director Ian Smith and director of engineering Steve Ankers

Work starts on £12m skills centre at Middlesbrough College

The STEM centre at Middlesbrough College, which will deliver training to thousands of students, is being constructed by Esh Build

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

Council accused of misleading public over cost of post-16 transport meeting

Northumberland County Council comes under fire after breakdown reveals £80,000 claim was far from the truth

Michael Gove

Farewell to Michael Gove, the Education Secretary who repeatedly attacked North East schools

The demotion of Michael Gove could mark a turning point in relations between the Department of Education and North East schools, says Jonathan Walker

Newcastle University graduating identical twins Alessandra and Rebecca Hesketh

First class honours for Newcastle University twins

Twins Rebecca and Alexandra Hesketh have both got a first class degree in Agriculture from Newcastle University

University students

North East university applications flatline as national average grows

The North East is falling behind the rest of the country in getting young people to university, new figures show

Professor Jimmy Steele

Most hospital stays for children are to have multiple teeth removed

Professor Jimmy Steele of Newcastle University said health professionals were left with the choice between rot and extractions

Tyne Metropolitan College which has delivered turnaround Ofsted results, Principal and Chief Executive Jon Vincent

Troubles all in the past as Tyne Metropolitan College turns its fortunes around

Tyne Metropolitan College has turned its fortunes around around after shifting its focus to more vocational qualifications

Identical twins Evans (left) and Magnus (right) Okoh from Nigeria who both graduated from the University of Sunderland today with identical degrees in Physiological Sciences

Identical twins graduate from same course at the University of Sunderland

Magnus and Evans Okoh travelled from Nigeria to study in Sunderland - and have each graduated in the same degree

A picture of school children in a classroom

Glendene Arts Academy placed in special measures after damning Ofsted inspection

Inspectors found serious failings at Glendene Arts Academy, in Easington Colliery school


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