Special school saved from ‘quagmire of inadequacy’

A special school’s new leadership team has rescued it from a “quagmire of inadequacy” say education bosses.

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Katy Barrett and James Neal join in with their temple blocks.

Were you one of Hartlepool children having fun with Japanese music in 1992?

It was 24 years ago and it was the year when a Hartlepool primary school embraced the culture of Japanese music.

Pupils enjoying a cinema experience.

Festival’s film screenings for schools

For three weeks in the autumn, young people in and around Hartlepool can enjoy a free, fun and educational trip to the cinema.

Sophie Thackray has returned to Hartlepool College of Further Education to study to be a teacher on the art & design course, just two years after undergoing a life-saving liver transplant.

Meet Sophie, the Hartlepool student with a 74-year-old’s liver

A student has battled back from the brink of death after a life-saving transplant when medics found a 20cm tumour in her liver.

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Barnard Grove Primary School pupil Lewin Tubuna hands his bike ride money to Miles for Men's Micky Day.

Schoolboy, eight, uses birthday to raise £1,800 for charity

Birthday boy Lewin Tubuna raised an incredible £1,800 for a cancer charity by completing a 10-mile sponsored cycle around Hartlepool.

Mollie Wood picks up special award for history.

College celebrates Hartlepool’s young talent

Hartlepool students were celebrating success at an annual awards evening.

Blackhall Primary teacher Kate Law (left) and teaching assistant Carla White along with pupil Jasmine Holmes hold their hair before it is cut to raise funds for Bradley Lowery's fund. Picture by FRANK REID

Caring staff chop off locks for battling youngster Bradley Lowery

Charitable school staff have chopped off their long locks to raise funds for brave pupil Bradley Lowery.

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Paul Redman of Esh Build on the site of Cleveland College of Art and Design's new campus in Hartlepool

New £8m Hartlepool art college campus set to be among UK’s best

A new £8.3million college campus that will take creative industries education in the North East to the next level is becoming a reality in Hartlepool.

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Staff at St. Hilds C of E School, Hartlepool taking part in thier Roald Dahl Day events

Splendiferous day celebrating the life of Roald Dahl

Staff and students at a Hartlepool school had a scrumdiddlyumptious day to celebrate the life of author Roald Dahl.

County Hall in Durham.

County Durham teaching assistants given new compensation offer by council

Councillors have agreed to increase the compensation offered to teaching assistants in County Durham in a final effort to end their dispute over proposed contract changes.

Jamie Brabiner, Poppy Forster, Laura Longstaff, Will Cain and Jack Burton in the Dyke House Sports & Technology Colleges Elite Development Squad kit.

Hartlepool college building elite sports squad

A promising footballer and gifted golfer are the latest additions to a Hartlepool college’s sports scholarship scheme.

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‘Know your limits’ – Police message to Sunderland students during Freshers Week

Sunderland students getting ready to enjoy Freshers Week are being warned by police to keep safe and know their limits.

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Pupils from English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College

“This is a fun place to work” says Hartlepool boss as he predicts exciting future for firm

Hundreds of students have been given a lucrative message - that an exciting career could lie ahead for them in renewable energy.

East Durham College hairdressing staff with an award they received earlier this year.

College ranks top in the kitchen

A Durham college has clinched two top places for catering and beauty courses.

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Back, from left, Dan Willis, Fiona McGregor, Ruth Ewing and Andrew Murphy. Front, from left, Kay Blackman, Sam Stewart, Adam Palmer, Dan Tucker, Lee Garrett and Lucy Bravey.

Hartlepool teacher who survived cancer is all set for Great North Run

A Hartlepool school vice-principal who survived cancer is set to run the Great North Run for charity with 10 of his colleagues.


46 of your back to school pictures as September arrives

Can you believe it's that time again?

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In the classroom.

Hartlepool has one of the lowest proportions of ethnic minority teachers in the country

Research has revealed that Hartlepool has one of the worst ratios in the country of ethnic minority teachers to students.
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Staff and students from the East Durham College hair and beauty department who took part in the charity fundraising events.

College fundraisers show their support for cancer charity

Staff and students from East Durham College come together to take part in a number of events to raise money for a national cancer charity.

Teaching can be a challenging profession.

Five things you need to know on your first day of school – as a teacher

As the new school year approaches, many newly qualified teachers will be eagerly preparing for their first proper teaching post – with nerves and lesson planning aplenty. But despite those first day butterflies and the new-term excitement, my research has found that many teachers actually find their first teaching job to be much more difficult than they expected.

The High Tunstall School Band which visited Berck-Sur-Mer in France and won the Adventure Travel International music festival.

The High Tunstall School Band which was victorious in France

Twenty years ago, these talented pupils emerged as talented musicians in Hartlepool.

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