Colleges to continue free meals payment scheme throughout the summer

Education Partnership North East’s colleges have committed to offering free meals to their most vulnerable students over the summer.  The group, which includes Hartlepool Sixth Form, Sunderland College and Northumberland College, announced the payment scheme would continue to provide vital support to families in need during these difficult times.  Following a campaign by Manchester United … Continued

Local communities to benefit from free distance learning courses

Local communities across the North East will be able to benefit from free distance learning courses throughout the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, thanks to regional college group Education Partnership North East. The college group, which includes Sunderland College, Hartlepool Sixth Form and Northumberland College, has further developed its range of high-quality distance learning courses so … Continued

Hartlepool Sixth Form students and staff run 272 miles for NHS

Sports students from Hartlepool Sixth Form turned the disappointment of missing out on a national tournament into a successful fundraiser for front line health workers. The sixth form’s netball, basketball and women’s rugby academy teams were due to travel to Nottingham for the AoC Sport National Championships in April before the event was cancelled due … Continued

Sixth form recognises achievements with online awards ceremony

Hartlepool Sixth Form recently hosted its first virtual awards ceremony to celebrate the hard work of its students and teaching staff.  Wanting to end the term on a positive note following the suspension of face-to-face learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sixth form’s senior staff decided to take the Easter Value Awards online to an audience of … Continued

Two years on, merger has strengthened sixth form and created significant benefits

In the competitive post-16 education sector, Hartlepool Sixth Form is emerging as one of the most successful sixth forms in the country. Its merger with Sunderland College more than two years ago has strengthened the sixth form, encouraged innovation and created significant benefits for staff, students and the local economy. The sixth form merged with … Continued

Science teacher has the innovative formula

A talented teacher from Hartlepool Sixth Form has an innovative formula for digital learning for his students during the COVID-19 crisis and is also supporting school leavers with their transition to sixth form in September.  James Donkin, who lives in Roker, has worked as a chemistry teacher at Hartlepool Sixth Form for 12 years. He is no stranger to innovation and … Continued

Hartlepool Sixth Form helps school pupils to ‘get ahead’

Hartlepool Sixth Form is launching an innovative online tool to support school leavers looking to progress into further education. The ‘Get Ahead’ programme, which launches on 27 April and runs until 26 June, will give current Year 11s the opportunity to experience studying at the Sixth Form while they are at home during the COVID-19 … Continued

Colleges supporting vulnerable students during COVID-19 lock down

Colleges across the dynamic Education Partnership North East group are providing thousands of young people across the North East with access to vital support and resources following the COVID-19 outbreak. The group, which includes Hartlepool Sixth Form, Northumberland College and Sunderland College, established protocols to ensure its vulnerable students would be supported as part of … Continued

Chemistry teacher shortlisted for national teaching award

A talented teacher from a local sixth form has been nationally recognised for his outstanding contribution to the education sector. He not only helps his own A-Level students understand the complexities of chemistry in an innovative way, but his 19,800 subscribers around the world through his YouTube channel, MaChemGuy. James Donkin, who lives in Roker, … Continued