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The 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.


The Music Hub

Sunderland Music Education Hub working with schools, providers and stakeholders will deliver a high quality music education, a wide-ranging music enrichment programme and singing and playing opportunities for all.


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.  

The Learning Technologies Innovation Team

Our very own Learning Technologies Innovation Team are on hand to give you advice and support to make the best use of learning technologies in your school.

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.



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 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.

Multi Media Christmas Cards

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The Learning Technology Innovation Team are pleased to announce that they will be delivering

The Multimedia Christmas Card activity at Monkwearmouth Academy.

The activity is suitable for Key Stage 2 pupils - ideally year 5 & 6.

It is a whole day activity where the pupils fulfil many parts of the computing curriculum from singing songs, taking photographs, recording audio and following logical sequences, it is an action packed but fun day. There are a number of dates available.

Please contact Jane or Mark to arrange a date and avoid disappointment as places are booking up fast.

Click readmore to check the availibility

Read more: Multi Media Christmas Cards

The Hour of Code 2015 is coming!

For the third year, the Tech Partnership is supporting the Hour of Code – a global initiative that introduces anyone from the age of 4 to 104 to the basics of coding.

Over 100 million people around the world have already tried an Hour of Code, including David Cameron and President Obama. Nearly 8 million people have already tried it in the UK.

This year’s Hour of Code week is December 7-13 and the Tech Partnership hopes that organisations around the country will take part.

What’s the Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code is a self-guided tutorial anybody can do, with just a web-browser or smart-phone (or even unplugged activities that don’t require a computer at all). No experience is needed, and participants of all ages can choose from a variety of self-guided tutorials.

Why do an Hour of Code?
We are constantly using technology today, but how many of us are learning to build it? The basics help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills. Once people see what they create right before their eyes, they’re empowered to keep learning.

How can you participate?
• Encourage employees to try an Hour of Code and help spread the word
• Host an Hour of Code event in your own organisation any day Dec 7-13
• Link from your homepage to the Hour of Code
Visit for more details