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Wondering how you can use your mobile devices on an educational visit?

In our one day CPD event, we aim to provide inspiration for teachers who want to explore the potential to use iPads to support cross-curricular English and Computing activities. by making use of an educational visit to inspire student writing and creative storytelling.Participants will select from a series of "missions" aimed at developing your iPad skills in KS1 & KS2.  Every mission seeks to unleash your creativity and provide you with inspirational ideas for activities you can run with your own class both during and after a visit to Beamish.

 Join us at Beamish Museum 
 4th of  July  9:00 -16:00  

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Clare and 57 others have joined the group SENCO Group 6 days ago
Julie Harrison and 65 others have joined the group NQTs 15-16 Cohort 5 months ago
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Computing Leads meeting 21 September new room at Monkwearmouth 4 - 5

We are sending out this reminder for our meeting this Thursday. The focus of this meeting is robots. We hope to see you there. Come to reception and...

Primary IT Coordinators

Welcome to the Sunderland Learning Hub


websitesThe learning hub is a space a teachers to find and share advice, lessons and curriculum ideas.

It is the single point of contact for information for schools in Sunderland and we welcome visitors from elsewhere too.
We have been hard at work bringing other sites for schools into the hub so that we can make it easier for schools to get the information they need.

Like any site of this nature it's true value comes from the contributions made by its members. So if you have a resource you have used to good effect in your teaching why not add it to the lesson resources section

Part of the hub is the new CPD booking system known as the "Training Hub" many of you have already started to use it to book onto courses and initial feedback is that you love the way it works. If any schools want to publish training courses via the hub you can do so by contacting the hub team via the contact page

If you have a great website please add it to the links section.


What else can you find on the hub?

Support For Newly Qualified Teachers

New to teaching? Here you will find support if Sunderland is your Appropriate Body.


Early Years & Childcare

Early Years & Childcare are in the process of moving in - Check out the site to see it develop


The Educator's Network

We also have a social networking feature called the Educator's Network so you can have an online space to share and collaborate with other members of the site. Here you can also set up interest groups these could be totally online or the online space for organising physical groups of you to meet like the IT Coordinators network facilitated by the Learning Technologies Innovation Team.

Teaching Resources

The Lesson resources section allows you to search our bank of lesson resources.
Naturally if you take something we would love you to leave something too.  

How do I join?

Sign up to the site here to access advanced features and don't hesitate to give us your feedback on the site..



Establish a coding club in school: Funding

communityfoundationlogoState primary/first/middle schools in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland are eligible to apply for grants of either £1,000 or £2,000 for the purchase of Raspberry Pi equipment. This can be used either for enhancing the computing curriculum, establishing out-of-school coding clubs, or both.

Each successful school will also be entitled (free of charge) to a full day’s training, also funded by the Platten Family Fund, from Tech for Life CIC. The aim of the training is to ensure that, as well as the equipment, teachers are inspired, motivated and educated about the potential that Raspberry Pi equipment has, and how it can be best used for the benefit of children. Tech for Life, working with Make Stuff NE, can also advise on what sort of equipment represents a good use of your grant. For more information click here. Good luck everyone.


We've had a tip off from one of our schools that they  had a scam caller claiming to be the National Safety Organisation requesting information regarding maintenance contracts and contact details.

The school have investigated and they are a fake

Mental Capacity Act Toolkit - supporting young people to prepare for adulthood

Please see information below for free resources available in Disability Matters:

Choices and Decision-making matters


This session looks at how to support disabled children and young people making their own decisions in all areas of their life, and what the legal framework is if you believe someone does not have the capacity to make a particular decision or choice.


Mental Capacity Act Matters


This session covers the principles of the Mental Capacity Act and looks at how to assess capacity. There are opportunities to reflect on aspects of the Mental Capacity Act and its practice.


Best interests Decision-making Matters for Clinicians

This session explores 'best interests', what it means for disabled people and how best interest decisions are made for disabled people who lack capacity.


Advance Care Planning matters

This session discusses Advance Care Planning and decision-making with disabled people of all ages, including using the framework and elements of the Mental Capacity Act.

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards


This session explores the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) to help you understand what they are, their aim and purpose.

Free CPD for using iPads in English - Using a visit as a stimulus for creative storytelling in English

BeamishWhen - 4th of July 2018 - 09:00-15:30

Where - Beamish Museum

Who - Anyone who wants to explore how an iPad could be used on an educational visit.

For more details and to book your place click here 


Free course to support the langauge & communication development of EYFS children

The free training is taking place a Highfield Community Primary School on 19 April is the outcome of an 18 month project delivered in partnership by Flo-culture, Houghton Community Nursery School, Highfield Community Primary School, Valley Road Community Primary School and Bernard Gilpin Primary School.  We have developed a learning resource for early years practitioners that uses targeted music acticvities to support the language and communication develoment of children most at need.  
Read more: Free course to support the langauge & communication development of EYFS children

What Kind of learner are you?


Take our short test to find out what sort of learner you are.

At the end of the test you will be given advice on how to make the best of your preferred learning style.

Click readmore to start the test.

Read more: What Kind of learner are you?

Snowdogs and Snowpuppies


Great North Snowdogs is a large-scale, mass-appeal public art event designed to communicate the best of our region’s art, heritage and culture to the widest possible audience. In winter 2016, over 50 large (183cm x 154cm) Snowdog sculptures will be decorated by artists and community groups to create a trail across Tyne and Wear for 10 weeks.

Integral to the main event will be an education programme, open to all primary schools in Tyne and Wear, County Durham and Northumberland. It will feature around 100 little Snowdog sculptures (122cm long x 102cm tall), which will be decorated by students and teachers.

Sponsorship of a little Snowdog sculpture costs £600. For this each school will receive; a blank sculpture, education resource pack and a high profile location on trial. In addition, the first 30 schools to sign up will be eligible to claim free Arts Award training provided by Culture Bridge for one of their staff members.

For further information please contact Nick Powell on 0191 285 0063 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.