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ALL North East


North East Branch

Sue Balmer, Steven Fawkes, Rosemary Hicks, Nathalie Paris, Rene Koglbauer and Jim McElwee organise events for the North East Branch, usually based in Newcastle, and an annual competition for pupils to celebrate the European Day of Languages. To get in touch with this group, contact Steven Fawkes.

The ALL North East Branch works with and supports the ALL Middlesbrough Network and the ALL Primary Hubs in the North East, which also organise events (see below for the full list of Primary Hubs in the North East region).

The North-East is one of the ALL Connect regions in 2015-16 and is hosting free CPD events for any interested teachers in KS2 and KS3 around the region. These events are open to members and non-members free of charge, thanks to funding from DfE.

Centres are:

  • Newcastle University, School of Education (KS2 and KS3)
  • Saltburn Learning Campus (KS2 and KS3)
  • St Pauls School Sunderland (KS2 only)
  • St Aidans Catholic Academy, Sunderland (KS3 only)
  • Durham Johnston School (KS3 only)

See the full list of topics and supporting resources on the ALL Connect Blog. To find out more and book a place, contact Steven Fawkes.

ALL members in the North East hear about news, competitions and events through email updates which are sent to ALL members only. Become a member of ALL today to join your professional community in the North East and stay in the loop about these opportunities.


South Tyneside Network

Elena Diaz-Frances convenes the ALL South Tyneside Network. To get in touch with this group, please contact the ALL office, who will put you in touch with Elena.

Primary Hub

Consett and Gateshead Primary Hub

Nathalie Paris convenes the ALL Consett and Gateshead Primary Hub. To get in touch with this group, contact Nathalie Paris.

Durham Primary Hub

Erica Southern convenes the ALL Durham Primary Hub. To get in touch with this group contact Erica Southern.

Gosforth Primary Hub

Sarah Freeman convenes the ALL Gosforth Primary Hub. To get in touch with this group contact Sarah Freeman.

Newcastle Primary Hub

Newcastle University is the base for the ALL Newcastle Primary Hub. To get in touch with this group contact René Koglbauer.

Sunderland Primary Hub

Clare Seccombe convenes the ALL Sunderland Primary Hub. To get in touch with this group contact Clare Seccombe.

Throckley Primary Hub

Sue Balmer convenes the ALL Throckley Primary Hub. To get in touch with this group contact Sue Balmer.

ALL Connect

ALL Connect is running in the North East region, offering free face to face and online training on major themes such as speaking, writing, grammar, transition and progression. Training is offered to those working in mainstream education in the primary and secondary sector, in partnership with the North Leadership Centre at Newcastle University (which houses Network for Languages North East and is co-ordinating the North East Teaching Schools Partnership). Upcoming training events in the region are listed below. You can also visit the ALL Connect Blog to view and download training materials.

Upcoming events in the North East region

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