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Education

Upskilling the young for sustainable future

Ensuring the area has a skilled local workforce to support our communities in the future is the goal of a new project being launched in Northumberland.

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WATCH: Belford First School

Here’s a video of the new starters at Belford First School singing a song.

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WATCH: Rothbury First School

Here’s a video of the new starters at Rothbury First School singing a song.

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WATCH: Wooler First School

Here’s a video of the new starters at Wooler First School singing a song.

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Whittingham CofE Primary School pupils at the Bring It On! event.

Pupils get inspired by engineering

A group of Year 6 pupils from Whittingham CofE Primary School were lucky enough to be the only primary in Northumberland to get tickets to the science and engineering event, Bring It On!, at the Stadium of Light.

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A still from the Suss the Bus in Northumberland film.

Students on board to Suss the Bus

Students from James Calvert Spence College in Amble have taken part in a project to raise awareness of what to expect when using school transport for the first time.

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David Laws speaking at the SCHOOLS NorthEast summit.

Concerns over parental engagement in education

SCHOOLS NorthEast has called on the Government to develop a national strategy to improve parental engagement in their children’s schooling, amid concerns over the long-term impact on their education.

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Wooler First School and Glendale Middle School.

Vote for Wooler’s schools in contest to win playground

Wooler’s schools are in the running to win a playground and they need your votes to help them win.

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WATCH: Hipsburn Primary School

Here’s a video of the new starters at Hipsburn Primary School singing a song.

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WATCH: Grange View CofE First School, Widdrington

Here’s a video of the new starters at Grange View CofE First School in Widdrington singing a song.

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WATCH: Broomhill First School

Here’s a video of the new starters at Broomhill First School singing a song.

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The toolkit is a valuable resource for schools and those working with young people to help support those who identify as gender-diverse.

Working with schools to support trans and non-binary pupils

Northumberland is one of the first counties in the UK to develop a toolkit for schools to provide guidance when supporting gender-diverse children and young people.

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WATCH: Amble First School (Edwin Street)

Here's a video of the new starters at Amble First School (Edwin Street) singing a song.

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WATCH: St Michael's CofE Primary School, Alnwick

Here's a video of the new starters at St Michael's CofE Primary School in Alnwick singing a song.

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Jumping for joy - pupils show their delight at the new classroom at Hipsburn Primary School.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

School finds nifty way to build new classroom

A combination of difficult ground conditions, not much time and a tiny budget was not the best starting point for a new classroom.

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Whittingham C of E Primary School has enjoyed sporting success after receiving a prestigious award.

Awards for school’s sporting offer

Whittingham CofE Primary School has enjoyed sporting success after receiving a prestigious award.

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Children at Acklington C of E First School fighting against the closure. Some of these pupils have since left the school.

Open day at under-threat school ‘baffles’ objectors

Campaigners fighting the proposed closure of a village school are ‘baffled’ by an advert promoting an open day to recruit more children.

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Coun Wayne Daley

Success for younger pupils across Northumberland

Pupils aged up to 11 in Northumberland schools are being praised for their success throughout the previous academic year, rising above the national average in almost all areas.

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The GeoPlace Exemplar award and certificate.

Praise for roll-out of 30 hours of childcare

Northumberland County Council’s Early Years Team has received praise from the Department for Education (DfE) for its effective roll-out of free childcare for three and four-year-olds.

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Northumberlands previous Youth Parliament representatives Jamie Macaulay, left, from Duchess's High School, Alnwick, and Clark Kent Chavez, right, from St Benet Biscop RC Academy, Bedlington, with Northumberland County Council officials.

Call for candidates in youth elections

Young people in Northumberland can put themselves forward over the next month to represent their peers in the Youth Parliament and Youth Cabinet elections.

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