Are you thinking about using mobile devices in your school?

rthinkingA number of schools are considering purchasing mobile devices, many wanting the opportunity to evaluate the device before committing to a bulk purchase.

In response to this, we are excited to announce a new CPD for day for teachers offering you the chance to evaluate their potential.

The Learning Technologies and Innovation Team are partnering with AT computers, Apple Solutions Experts for Education, to offer you the opportunity to take part in an iPad experience day.

The aim of the day is to give you everything you need to run a successful trial of mobile technology in your classroom. As well as receiving training, you will also be equipped with an iPad and a set of essential apps to get you started. We have an Apple Distinguished Educator on hand to give you practical ideas on how to implement them in your classroom as well as members of the Learning Technologies Innovation Team to advise you on exciting projects already running in Sunderland schools.
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St Anne's 50th Birthday Celebrations

St Annes LogoThis year marks the 50th Year since St. Anne's RC Primary School, in Pennywell,  was opened. To mark this special event, the Headteacher, staff and Friends of the School are planning to have lots of activities in the week beginning 12th March. The Headteacher, Christine Lynch, is hoping that LOTS of past staff members will be able to join in the celebration at a special event during this week. If you are a past staff member (or could pass this message onto know someone who was) please contact school for further details. Telephone: 0191 553 6860

Sunderland University Recruitment Offer

If you would like a visit to your school from the University of Sunderland Student Recruitment team or would like to book an On Campus visit for your school, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0191 515 3000.

Free course in digital storytelling with iPads

We are pleased to announce that via our status as an Apple Regional Training Centre we are able to offer Sunderland schools free places on a Digital Storytelling course from our friends in South Tyneside.

Tuesday 4th December 9.00am 4.00pm

Venue: OpenZone CLC, Temple Park Road, South Shields, NE34 0QA


Educators who want their students to use an I pad to create a story.

Read more: Free course in digital storytelling with iPads

Free Microsoft Technology Event

MiicrosoftlogoAs you may be aware, Microsoft are running a free event at Harton Technology College on December 7th alongside David Miliband called “Exciting Learning in the North”.  We have David Miliband and Sir Paul Edwards speaking at this event, and we have a great line-up of partners and Microsoft Specialists that will be on hand to demonstrate Windows 8, Office 365, Kinect in Education and much more!


This is completely free and a great opportunity to see and touch some of the huge changes in Microsoft technology and understand what this means for schools.

To reserve your place, all you need to do is email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your place.    This is a first come, first served basis so if you would like to come, and you would like to reserve your schools a place, then please act quickly.