South Shields Marine School is looking to boost recruitment to the Merchant Navy through its information-packed Shipping Day open event on Saturday, November 10.

Aimed at people considering a life at sea, its training experts will be joined by representatives of the UK’s leading shipping companies to deliver first-class advice and guidance.

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Tyne Coast College has expanded its influence within the North East’s education sector by supporting a specialist technology centre to become an academy.

Walker Technology College has switched to academy status after the Department for Education (DfE) granted permission for it to become part of Tyne Coast Academy Trust.

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A Tyne Coast College special needs education expert has been honoured in a surprise presentation as part of a prestigious national celebration of teaching.

Mark Lambert received a Silver Teaching Award in the Award for Excellence in Special Needs Education category of the national Pearson Teaching Awards.

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Internationally renowned South Shields Marine School is making waves with a new man at the helm.

John Roach has been appointed Principal, replacing highly respected Gary Hindmarch, who has retired.

South Shields-born John’s promotion – he has been assistant principal since 2017 – has brought his career full circle.

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A South Tyneside College apprentice who specialises in promoting football to females has been given a fresh sporting chance to progress her career.

Alex Fontaine, 18, has won a second year of funding from a national FA-backed programme to get more girls playing soccer.

She is one of only four Women and Girls Football Apprentices in the country to gain the £7,000 support two years running.

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South Tyneside College is to play a key role in a new partnership to boost the skills of hundreds of employees at the UK’s largest mental health trust.

It has been selected by Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust to provide part of a package of support to upskill some of the trust’s 6,000 staff.

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Neither time nor tide could prevent history repeating itself when South Shields Marine School won the annual Tyne Row for the third successive year.

A squad of the marine school’s own trainee mariners convincingly clinched the annual eight nautical mile challenge, which starts at Newcastle Quayside and ends at South Shields, on Saturday, June 30.

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A unique river row that pits competitors against time and tide – and supported by South Shields Marine School - will sail down the Tyne to South Tyneside on Saturday, June 30.

Billed as one of the UK’s most unusual and challenging sporting battles, the South Shields Marine School Annual Row is a test of endurance and teamwork.

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