Sir Steve Lancashire, chief executive of Reach2.

One of the people who approved plans for the Hewett School to become an academy has defended the decision, after its GCSE results dropped in the year since it converted.

Sir Steve Lancashire, chief executive of Reach2.

The head of the largest primary school-only academy trust in England has outlined its plans to expand into Norfolk.

Great Yarmouth High School.  Picture: James Bass

Crucial discussions are to take place over the next week to discuss the future of Great Yarmouth High School.

Hundreds of Norfolk schools contain asbestos. Photo: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

Norfolk County Council says 392 schools in Norfolk currently have asbestos on their premises.

Local residents and parents of Eaton primary school are upest at plans to close the school swimming pool.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

It is a dispute that has pitted parents campaigning to save a swimming pool against school leaders who say scarce resources should be spent more effectively.

Bob Groome of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers

Seven incidents of asbestos exposure have been recorded in Norfolk schools over the past five years.

Emma,10, from Bungay primary school cooks lunch for the leader and deputy leader of Norfolk county council and children's service managers.

A prize-winning junior chef has wowed the top brass at Norfolk County Council with her secret recipe for toad in the hole.

The Schoolwear Centre in Ber Street, Norwich

The director of a school uniform suppliers has vowed to make changes as some children still did not have the correct uniform as half term began.

Ormiston Denes academy science, technology, engineering and maths employability day.
Euan Dorling and Lucy Neeve with lego technology.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Youngsters from across Lowestoft learned about the importance of science and technology - and the future career paths they offer. The enthusiastic students took part in the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) community event on Thursday, October 13 at Ormiston Denes Academy.

The hospitality, events and tourism students celebrate at the City College Norwich graduation ceremony at Norwich Cathedral. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The hard work and achievements of more than 500 Norfolk students who have completed degrees and other Higher Education courses have been celebrated at Norwich Cathedral.

Back Row (left to right) Emily, Annabelle, Oscar, Ashden and Billy
Front Row (left to right) Maizy, Lawson, Victoria and Caroline. Picture: Kit King

The children have decorated shoe boxes and filled them with toys, school supplies, toiletries, hats, gloves and scarves to send to needy children around the world this Christmas.

Headteacher Paul Marsh: Picture Smithdon High School

A third Norfolk school in two years is set to close its sixth form.

Beeston Primary is one of the schools planning to form the new academy trust.

Five schools have announced plans to come together to form a new academy trust which could help safeguard the future of its smallest members.

The Bishop of Norwich visit the newly formed Flitcham Academy. The Rt Revd Graham with Felix Arkle and Eleanor Simms. Picture: Matthew Usher.

It started in November 2013 when Moorlands Primary in Belton, near Great Yarmouth, became an academy and joined the fledgling Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT).

The turf cutting ceremony at Old Buckenham

Picture Maria McIndoe

Celebrations have finally started at Chapel Road School after £13.9m work on relocating the Attleborough school to a larger and improved site commenced.

Forest School Childminding in Attleborough hosts students from the University of Cambridge. Picture by Sonya Duncan

It’s a novel way to teach young children the basic skills of life.

Moorlands Church of England Primary Academy.  Picture: James Bass

The first primary school in the region’s biggest academy trust to be inspected by Ofsted has been told that it requires improvement.

City Academy in Norwich. 

A high-profile, multi-million pound academy could be taken over by a new organisation after it was set to be branded a “coasting school”.

The Locksley School, part of The Short Stay School for Norfolk. Photo : Steve Adams

A surge in children being expelled from Norfolk’s schools has left the system in “crisis”, the man who has to pick up the pieces has warned.

Four-year-old Riley, who dreams of playing for Norwich City and

Youngsters at Northrepps Primary School came up with career choices ranging from farmer and footballer, to doctor and Disney princess, as part of women and children’s charity ActionAid’s annual ‘Big Me’ day.

Pals Oliver, Henry and Isaac spot different coloured fruit and veg in in the aisles at Tesco, Sheringham. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Year 2 youngsters at Sheringham Primary School have been finding out where their food comes from, in a series of trips and activities looking at healthy eating and food production and preparation.

Langham Village School have a new Bell Tent providing an exciting outdoor learning area for the children. Pictured  in the tent with the pupils is headteacher Polly Kossowicz. Picture: Ian Burt

Children at a village school in north Norfolk are going wild for their new classroom.

Baroness Gillian Shephard. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A former education secretary has said she wants to hear more about how controversial plans to expand grammar schools would help children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Secretary of State for education, Justine Greening visits City College, Norwich.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

The education secretary has stressed the need for organisations to work together to improve the life chances of children in Norwich.

Attleborough Academy principal, Neil McShane, with some of the students celebrating their good Ofsted. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Staff and pupils at Attleborough Academy are celebrating thanks to a ‘good’ rating from Ofsted – which comes three years after its last rating of ‘Requires Improvement’.

Education Secretary Justine Greening. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The education secretary has revealed more details of the government’s flagship initiative to improve the life chances of young people in Norwich.

Staff and students at The Dereham Sixth Form College where the Art department has been named one of the top performing teams in the country. Picture: Ian Burt

The corridors at Dereham Sixth Form College proudly display an array of artwork, from fine art to textiles and photography to graphic design.

A new Polish language school has opened at the Charles Burrell Centre in Thetford. Pictured is mayor of Thetford Terry Jermy with school pupils and staff and representatives from the Polish Embassy.

A new Polish language school has been officially opened in a town by representatives from the country.

Toftwood Infant School pupils trying their hands at archery. Picture: Ian Burt

History came to life for pupils at Toftwood Infant School when they spent a day devoted to medieval activities.

Cromer deputy mayor John Frosdick, second right, with parents who completed the How Children Learn course at Suffield Park Infant School and Nursery. Picture: SUFFIELD PARK INFANT SCHOOL

The red carpet was rolled out at Suffield Park Infant School and Nursery as parents and carers picked up awards from Cromer deputy mayor John Frosdick.

Dr Peter Funnell

A review of post-16 further education in Norfolk and Suffolk will be led by a former president of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.

Lotus apprentices work on car

Norfolk may be stereotyped as a quiet place for retirees. However, it is actually bursting with careers and opportunity.

Children at Mile Cross Primary School including Cameron Thomson and Ella Syder are taking part in the City food waste recycling scheme.

63,000 tonnes. That’s roughly 14,000 lorries, or 10,000 African elephants. As hard as it is to believe, this is how much food Norfolkians waste every single year. In fact, the average UK family flushes £700 down the drain per year due to food bought and thrown away without being used.

Workers at the eating disorder charity Beat. Photo: David Woodcock Photography

In the UK, 725,000 men and women of all ages suffer from eating disorders.

Dame Jacqueline Wilson poses for photographers in a recreation of her childhood bedroom during a photo call at the V&A Museum of Childhood, London, ahead of an exhibition entitled Daydreams and Diaries, the story of Jacqueline Wilson, which charts Dame Jacqueline's contribution to children's literature and opens on the April 5th. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 3, 2014. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Fierce, feisty and full of attitude - three phrases you can definitely use to describe Tracy Beaker, but can you add realistic to that list?

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There is no doubt that arriving at sixth form is a daunting experience; new friends, new teachers and a new environment, who wouldn’t be nervous? However, the worst part of all has to be the unexpected leap from GCSEs to A-levels.

Attleborough Academy principal, Neil McShane, with some of the students celebrating their good Ofsted. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Results in Norfolk are rising each year, which adds increasing pressure on schools to be, as Ofsted would say, ‘outstanding’. But what really makes a school ‘outstanding’?

Future Voices: Sarah Betts' dog

Let’s face it, opinion is divided on autumn and winter. It can be cold, windy and exasperatingly inconvenient for one’s hair. But don’t worry - this isn’t the zombie apocalypse - here are four things that will make the two coldest seasons of the year a little less harrowing.

Youngsters and business owners take part in a special Halloween event in Lowestoft Town Centre. Lucy Curtis and Peter Woodward.

Halloween: the one holiday that divides families and friends every single year.

Headteacher Paul Marsh: Picture Smithdon High School

A headteacher who is quitting the day before a school becomes an academy has been praised for his “professionalism, commitment and diligence”.

Michael Rosen, executive director of children's services at Norfolk County Council.

Spending on services for children with special educational needs could be cut by 10pc to help tackle a projected £6.3m overspend this year.

Deputy Lord Mayor of Norwich helps starts the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Wherry School on Hall Road in Norwich.
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Work to create a brand new school dedicated to children who have autistic disorders has got underway.

Cheryl Hill, who has been sacked as the principal of The Nicholas Hamond Academy in Swaffham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The principal of The Nicholas Hamond Academy in Swaffham has been dismissed following serious breaches in applying safeguarding procedures.

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Hundreds of graduates were told of the bright futures ahead of them, inside the picturesque Great Yarmouth Minster.

Gaywood Primary School has been rated 'good' by Ofsted. Pictured with pupils is deputy head Louise Staines. Picture: Ian Burt

Children and staff at a King’s Lynn primary school are celebrating after an Ofsted report rated them “good”, which is up from “requires improvement” two years ago.

The Lord Lieutenant, Richard Jewson, speaks to chemistry students making nylon in the labs at INTO UEA, during his visit to present the Queen's Enterprise Award. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A joint venture which underscores this region’s growing knowledge economy has been told it is forging a path for similar initiatives.

Pupils from Shenzhen visiting Reepham High School. Photo: Reepham High School

Reepham High School has been selected as the first partner school in the UK for the Shenzhen Education Bureau in China.

The sign at the Westfield Infant and Nursery School at Watton.
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Serious concerns over pupils safeguarding and a lack of proper checks on staff are among the problems found at an infant school by inspectors.

Bob Groome of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers

Teaching unions have today launched a campaign urging the government to defuse the “timebomb” of asbestos in Norfolk’s schools, as it emerged that nearly 85pc of them contain the deadly material.

You Tube presenter Maddie Moate who is taking part in the Norwich Science Festival at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

She has a passion for helping young people understand science, and her work has been viewed more than 17 million times on YouTube. Now, ahead of her talk at the Norwich Science Festival, Maddie Moate talks to MARTIN GEORGE.

Stalham High School pupil Tegan Crook, 11, tackles some Cue Zone Functional Maths. Picture: NORTH NORFOLK ACADEMY TRUST

Snooker is helping pupils improve their maths and learn to master the green baize.

Tom Duce (left), deputy headteacher and Nigel Willingham, headteacher, of St Clement's High School. Photo: St Clement's High School

Some high schools serving more deprived communities have benefited the most from the new system to judge their performance in GCSE exams, an EDP analysis has found.

Bungay High School students collect GCSE results.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Education leaders in Norfolk and Suffolk are today celebrating a key milestone on their journey to improve standards as the counties finally moved into the top half of the national GCSE league table.

Queensway Infant School and Nursery in Thetford.

An infant school whose previous headteacher was accused of “flagrant favouritism” has been told her replacement is “taking effective action” to remedy its weaknesses.

The official opening of the new look library at Eastgate Academy in King's Lynn. Pictured are pupils with librarian Donna Hubbard and (front) Patricia Sambaryte (10). Picture: Ian Burt

The nearly 270 pupils at a King’s Lynn primary school are all rushing to their new library, after it was made more colourful.

Children at Gresham�s Nursery and Pre-Prep School in Holt have swapped their classrooms for north Norfolk�s award-winning coastline with the introduction of �beach school� sessions.

Children at Gresham’s Nursery and Pre-Prep School in Holt have swapped their classrooms for north Norfolk’s award-winning coastline with the introduction of ‘beach school’ sessions.

Students at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy collect their GCSE results. Left to right, Katie Jowett, Natasha Lawler and Courtney Derrick.

Norfolk and Suffolk have jumped above the national average for GCSE exam results in provisional league tables released this morning.

New Wymondham College principal Jonathan Taylor

Senior team members at a boarding school have been criticised for waiting three months to dismiss a member of its ICT department who was causing “tensions” among his colleagues.

A Your Future event organised by the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce. Photo:

Businesses across Norfolk are being asked to go back to school for a day to help give students essential careers advice at events in the region.

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The safety and welfare of children at a playgroup is “not assured” according to an inspection triggered by a complaint about a child being left unsupervised in a toilet area.

Barny Pearce, destinations lead at Wymondham High Academy, and Rana Hasan, who was offered a place to study medicine at Cambridge University. Photo: Norfolk County Council

The number of students taking part in a scheme to help Norfolk pupils aiming to secure a university place has more than tripled.

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Percentage of students achieving five A*-C grades (including English and Maths) - Green pin = Up on last year; Yellow pin = Same as last year; Red pin = Down on last year; White pin = Awaiting results

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