Education

Education

Centres of excellence vision for pupils with special needs

The creation of new centres of excellence for children with special educational needs is the goal of the councillor now responsible for schools.

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An artists' impression of the school plans.

Amble Town Council round-up

Recently-elected Amble county councillor Terry Clark held his first surgeries – and said that one of the issues which kept cropping up was parking problems in parts of the town.

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Cash boost leads to extra nursery spots

A north Northumberland nursery is to receive a major funding boost which will enable it create almost 30 new spaces.

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Abby Sheldon, Nathan Mossman, maths teacher Mr McInally, Rachel Thew and Kirsty Armstrong

A-LEVELS: James Calvert Spence College, Amble

The sun was shining on Sixth Form students in Amble today as they picked up their A-Level results.

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A-Level results at the Duchess's Community High School - Charley Walker and Sophie Murray.

A-LEVELS: Duchess’s Community High School, Alnwick

A total of 140 students at Alnwick’s high school received their A-Level and Btec results today.

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Pupils from Ellingham CofE Primary School with Gabrielle McAleaney.

School funds minibus for underprivileged children

A north Northumberland primary school has raised more than £4,500 to buy a minibus for youngsters being educated by the Children’s Sure House in Uganda.

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Pupils from Belford First School with their old school shoes.

School’s shoe collection

Belford First School children saved their old school shoes and have donated them to Sal’s Shoes, which is an organisation that send old shoes to children in Africa.

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Pupils taking part in the dig at Ford Moss Colliery.

Heritage Heroes are the first in England

Children from a first school in north Northumberland are the first in England to have been designated Heritage Heroes.

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Lorna Watkinson and teacher Laura Stanton with pupils Michal and Annabelle.

School creates special design using pottery

A Northumberland first school has commissioned a pottery painting expert to ensure that their values and ethos will be on display to pupils, staff and visitors.

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The Italian restaurant at Longhoughton CofE First School.

School hall becomes an Italian restaurant

Children from Year 5 at Longhoughton CofE Primary School brought their Let’s Get Cooking course to a finish with a real flourish.

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Picture by Jane Coltman

Swansfield’s Got Talent

Swansfield Park Primary School in Alnwick has been celebrating talents with its first Summer Showcase.

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Bishop visits middle school

A Mass was celebrated by Bishop Seamus Cunningham at St Paul’s RCVA Middle School last Tuesday in thanksgiving for the contribution the school has made towards Catholic education ahead of the switch to two-tier education in Alnwick.

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View of the Duchess's Community High School in Alnwick

University transition day for Year 12 students

Year 12 students from the Duchess’s Community High School in Alnwick took part in a university transition day, writes Gabriel Brown.

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A scene from Holy Trinity First School's tribute to retiring deputy head Mary-Rose Blythe.

Watch this amazing musical tribute to retiring Northumberland deputy head

​When Mary-Rose Blythe decided to retire as deputy head at Holy Trinity First School in Berwick after 23 years, the staff decided to do something special for her.

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Nunnykirk Centre For Dyslexia

Leaders hopeful of finding a solution to funding shortfall

Nunnykirk Centre for Dyslexia has received some positive news after raising concerns over a funding shortfall.

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The opening of the 
LIndisfarne Sports Centre in May 1986.

Sport and learning facilities to stay at Alnwick school site

An Alnwick school site being vacated this summer will continue to be used by the community, the county council has confirmed.

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The Modeshift STARS award was presented in a school assembly.

Sustainable travel award for first school

Grange View First School in Widdrington has achieved national accreditation for its efforts to encourage more pupils to travel sustainably to school.

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Northumberland College graduates celebrate their success.

Students celebrate graduation success

Northumberland College has celebrated the success of more than 1,000 students at recent graduation ceremonies.

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Year 5 pupils from St Michael's C of E Primary School during their visit to the Duchess's Community High School.

A visit to the high school

Year 5 pupils from St Michael’s C of E Primary School were treated to a special visit to the Duchess’s Community High School last week as the first step ahead of their transition in September 2018.

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The exhibition at Amble's James Calvert Spence College.

Talented students exhibit their work

An exhibition of eye-catching work by talented art and design and technology students from Amble’s James Calvert Spence College was staged at the school recently.

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