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North East calls for local restrictions change on childcare
Published September 18, 2020 3.56pm
Leaders across the North East have written to Health Secretary Matt Hancock calling on him to amend new local COVID-19 restriction measures to allow families to continue their usual childcare arrangements.
Call for more funding to support children with special educational needs
Published August 26, 2020 11.55am
We have again written to the government calling for greater funding for the education of children with special educational needs.
Phased reopening of County Durham play parks to begin
Published July 09, 2020 4.13pm
Play parks across County Durham will begin to reopen this weekend as part of the nationwide easing of lockdown restrictions.
Cabinet asked to support Bluebell Meadow Primary children being taught on one site
Published June 30, 2020 4.33pm
Councillors in County Durham are being recommended to approve the consolidation of a school onto a single site in order to offer the best possible learning environment for children.
Skills service continues to reach hundreds of families
Published June 17, 2020 11.40am
A County Durham learning service has adapted during the coronavirus outbreak to continue to reach hundreds of adults and children.
Funding helps to feed families during pandemic
Published May 19, 2020 11.05am
A County Durham partnership has awarded £2,000 to help prevent local primary school pupils from going hungry during the coronavirus crisis.
Virtual friendship tree spreads children's messages of hope
Published May 11, 2020 9.24am
Children from all over the world have been writing messages of love and support to one another during the coronavirus pandemic.