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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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Julie Harrison and 65 others have joined the group NQTs 15-16 Cohort 9 months ago
Julie Harrison and 3 others have joined the group Primary NQTs 2016-17 9 months ago
Loki Gaard and 88 others have joined the group Primary IT Coordinators 1 year ago
Jane Adamson posted a new announcement1 year ago

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
Mark Lloyd added a new event to Primary IT Coordinators group 2 years ago

ICT/Computing Leads Network Meeting - September 2017

The next free meeting of the ICT leads will be on the 21st of September 4pm at Monkwearmouth Academy Room 20 (Note the new room - we're moving over...

  • Thursday, 21 September 2017 04:00 PM
  • Room 20 - Monkwearmouth Academy
Mark Lloyd posted a new announcement2 years ago

ICT Computing Leads Meeting Reminder

Hi Everyone Just a quick reminder that the next meeting it this Wednesday from 4-5 at Monkwearmouth Room 110. The focus of the meeting is use of...

Primary IT Coordinators

Anti-Bullying Competition Information

The anti bullying strategy in collaboration with Sunderland CLC and No Limits Theatre Company toured schools recently presenting a series of anti-bullying conferences.
The conferences were attended by pupils from a number of schools in the City and feedback from all who attended was really positive.
Students watched a drama presentation called 'Why Me?' and talked about how the victim of bullying in the drama could bring an end to his problems.
Mark Lloyd from Sunderland CLC delivered a session on Cyber bullying and students were given the chance to have their say on bullying in the Vox Box.

At the end of the conference students were invited to take part in a competition to win an iPod touch. Your students were invited to enter too. All they had to do is design an anti-bullying app for a mobile phone.




The competition has been won by a student from Southmoor School and a student from Newbottle Primary - check out our coverage of the competition on Tyne Tees news above.


New Animation Competition for schools

Animation12 - The UK Schools Computer Animation Competition - is now open!

Animation12 is a free-to-enter, not-for-profit competition run by The University of Manchester, designed to enthuse young people about Computer Science and ICT.

For full details, and to register to enter (and receive a free poster!), please visit:


The competition is open to all UK schoolchildren aged between 7 and 19.

Entrants can create their animations (maximum duration: 1 minute) using any of the following programs: Alice, Scratch, Adobe Flash, Serif DrawPlus, Blender, KoolMoves and SWiSH Max.

There are great prizes, and the Animation Festival and Inspirational Computer Science Day will be held at The University of Manchester in July 2012.

Read more: New Animation Competition for schools

Northern Grid ICT Awards

Don't miss out on the chance to celebrate your school's use of ICT and win a prize. Go to www.northerngrid.org/awards for details of the categories, entry forms, and to view entries by previous winners. Closing date 10th Feb 2012

New Radio Play Resource For Schools

Radio can be applied to education in a number of varied and exciting ways. First there are the obvious things like developing speech and listening skills, comedy, drama and music but look a little deeper and it soon becomes clear that there is a much wider range of things you could do with your radio equipment.

As more schools turn to radio as an educational medium, the range of projects and ideas is growing exponentially. Here are a few good ideas for lessons that have been tried in real schools.

New - Example Radio Play - Mystery On Spooky Hill

This short radio play example package includes an introduction to writing drama for radio as well as production note and tips. It also includes a short scene from a radio play complete with script, sound FX and production notes.

Mystery On Spooky Hill was written specifically for School Radio and is not a complete play. Why not ask your students to write additional scenes to complete the story.

Download Example Play Script & Sound FX (1.5MB ZIP)

Want to share media online?

We have recently installed a streaming media server which you can access via the network. It will allow you to upload mutimedia content that can be made available to students in your school.

View it as a kind of YouTube for Sunderland schools with a lot of extra features that will really help in using rich media content in your lessons.

Not only does the system allow you to upload videos, but it also allows you to tag specific sections of videos to create lesson playlists. These can be shared with other teachers via the system.

Missed a great programme on TV last night that would have been great to use in your lesson?

Don't worry because the media server captured it.

We are currently recording the last seven days of most major freeview channels and you can transfer any programme to the system with the click of a button. The programme will then be available on the system for you to bookmark and use in your lesson. In order to access this feature your school must have a CLA licence in place

The system can also create slideshows from photo collections too.

If you want ot have a username and password setup for your school please contact us

Tunstall Hills Protection Group Schools' Competition

Tunstall Hills Protection Group are running a competition for schools. You could:-

  • Take a photo 
  • Paint or draw a picture
  • Write a short story or poem

all about Tunstall Hills

The competition is open to all children between 7-16 and will be divided into primary and secondary school age groups in each category a £50 prize will be awarded to the winner and £10 to a runner up in each category and age group.

Read more: Tunstall Hills Protection Group Schools' Competition


your_health'Your Health' is the brand in Sunderland for improving communications to young people and their families in relation to key health messages (around drugs, alcohol, sexual health, bullying, mental health, healthy lifestyles, smoking, sun and sunbed safety and more...).  This work was initiated by the Children's Trust and will link to improving key health outcomes around Risk and Resilience.


A dedicated website www.yourhealthsunderland.com will offer 15-24 year olds:

Read more: YOUR HEALTH

E-Safety Training For All Schools

tukLogoNot many people are aware that Sunderland is the most connected city in the country and that if Facebook - currently the third biggest country in the world - had a capital city it would be us too. Young people's involvement in using the web as a communication tool can present fantastic opportunities for collaboration and learning.
It can also present challenges to those young people who are not aware of how to stay safe online.

Read more: E-Safety Training For All Schools