The Department for Education has announced new funding and efforts to support and champion education in the North East.
Commenting on the announcement, Teach First’s Chief Executive Russell Hobby said:
‘The North East boasts a rich history and culture, with schools and teachers doing incredible things to support and inspire children.
‘But we also know that the region faces challenges from economic and industrial change, meaning schools can face an uphill struggle and some children fall behind their peers in other parts of the country.
‘It’s a complex problem but one part of the solution is simple: even more great teachers where they are needed most. So it is good to see the Department for Education investing in their recruitment and development.
'For every young person in the region, we look forward to working with government, schools and the wider community to support more young people to thrive.'