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Ponteland estate agent raises cash for schools

A family-run estate agent is offering its support by donating some of its income to local schools.

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The former fire station site at Loansdean, Morpeth.

Green light for £7m new school in Morpeth

Funding of almost £7million has been approved for a new first school on the former fire-station site in Morpeth.

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Anne-Marie Trevelyan is pictured with pupils at Cambo First School.

MP and school pupils’ joint palm-oil message

A Northumberland MP met children and teachers from Cambo First School to discuss an important environmental issue.

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Some of the participants at the recent national session of the European Youth Parliament in Liverpool.

Exciting times at European Youth Parliament

I have just been listening to an excellent performance of Earth, Wind and Fire’s September, sung and choreographed by a group of sixth formers from Dunfermline.

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Pupils from Swarland Primary School, Horton Grange Primary School, Hipsburn Primary School, Bothal Primary School, Central Primary School and Newminster Middle School receive certificates from councillors.

Developing young citizens

Pupils from Newminster Middle School and Technology College in Morpeth, among those pictured above receiving certificates from councillors, were part of a group of schoolchildren of all ages invited into County Hall for Local Democracy Week.

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An artist's impression of the proposed new Ponteland schools and leisure complex.

Bid for schools and leisure in Pont submitted

A detailed planning application for the provision of state-of-the-art schools and leisure facilities in Ponteland has now been submitted.

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Concerns over parental engagement

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

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Building My Skills programme participants Joel Tilmouth and Shannon Brown. Picture by Chapman Brown Photography.

Pupils get introduction to the world of work

A year group of pupils at a Morpeth school have learned about working for a business and other employment, as well as how to go about getting a job, at first hand over a number of weeks.

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Red and white was the colour scheme when Grange View Church of England First School chose to focus on Turkey for its 2017 European Day of Languages. Picture by Jane Coltman.

Pupils talking Turkey

An action-packed morning and afternoon of fun activities recently took place at a Northumberland school for this year’s celebration of another country’s culture.

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Richard Coates Church of England School headteacher Heather Cape with pupils from the new reception classes. Picture by Jane Coltman.

School ‘adapting well’ to many new arrivals

The headteacher of a Ponteland school is delighted with how the first month of its new era has gone.

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New speed limit outside school after calls for action

A 20mph speed limit has been introduced outside Stannington First School following safety concerns raised by parents, teachers and local councillors.

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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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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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Fun visit for school with link to town

King Edward VI School in Morpeth and a school in London that has the town’s name have set up another exchange.

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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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Partnership between Morpeth and Berwick schools being considered

A partnership could be set up between Morpeth’s schools partnership and Berwick Academy.

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The subjects which face the most difficulties in recruiting teachers.

Recruitment worries, but county fares well

Concerns have been raised nationally about the number of teaching vacancies, but the picture is looking rosier in Northumberland.

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Ponteland Community Middle School.

School completes conversion to academy status

Ponteland Community Middle School will become an academy trust from tomorrow, following the signing of a key document last Friday.

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