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Great Yarmouth college students at Gardline Marine Sciences learning about geotechnical soil sampling and seismic activities.

Picture: James Bass

More than 170 students got a hands-on taste of working in the offshore energy sector when they took part in a week-long work experience.

Hundreds of schoolchildren as young as eight have been caught with drugs on school premises, new figures reveal.

Pupils at Yaxham Primary School enjoy their new garden and play area at the school. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Playtime should always be fun time when you are at school and now children at Yaxham Primary can enjoy their outdoor space even more after it was given a complete revamp.

David Henley, new principal taking over at Easton and Otley College.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

The principal of an East Anglian college aims to “make his mark” on the region’s reputation for agricultural education after formally starting his new role.

Lacey Taylor, 6, who is allergic to dogs.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A dog which helps pupils to relax and learn to read has left one youngster at home – because she has an allergy.

FLY Festival of Literature for Young People 2014.
Sally Gardner talks about her recent novels and discusses dyslexia.

A festival which aims to inspire young people with books and
stories is preparing to fly into Norwich with a packed programme of events.

KLM Engineering aviation apprentices show off their skills at the KLM apprentice event. Jack Lain, left, 19, and Keir Murray, 18, at work on an engine. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Aspiring aviation engineers were given the chance to find out more about the industry in an event at Norwich airport.

Wensum Lodge in Norwich, where the adult education service is based.

The threat of closure to Norfolk County Council’s adult education service is “very serious”, councillors have admitted, but stressed they are on the right track to turning it around.

Cliff Park Infants School gets a Good ofsted report, while Cliff Park Junior School (part of the same academy) is taken out of special measures.

Executive Headteacher of Cliff Park Schools Trust, Sue Mitchell with Louise Watkins, Junior School Head and Phil Reid, Infant School Head and pupils from both schools.

Picture: James Bass

A Norfolk junior school has been removed from special measures two years after becoming an academy, while its sister school has achieved another ‘good’ Ofsted.

Taverham Junior School blue and white for Ipswich. Photo: Adam Mason

On the day of Norwich’s biggest game of the season, asking pupils to come to school dressed in blue and white might seem a bit odd.

City Hall Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams

A Swiss university has launched a research project looking into the Norwich accent. Martin George listens out for what makes it such a distinctive and wonderful sound.

A record number of children in Norfolk will start primary school in September and nine out of ten have got their first choice place.

Holt Primary School pupils Mackenzie, 10, and Daisy, 9, unveil a ready-to-paint Go Go Dragon, watched by teacher Samantha Cole and fellow pupils Alfie, 5, and Amy, 4. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

It was a case of magnifying glasses at the ready for Holt Primary School pupils, when they returned from their Easter break to find a trail of three-toed footprints leading to a mysterious creature that had been captured by their teachers.

Roadworks on Bull Close Road, Norwich.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Parents are concerned for their children’s safety as they try to navigate roadworks on a busy school run route.

Just over 92pc of Norfolk primary school children will be starting at their first choice school this autumn.

Jade Chapman, left, with her sister Laura. Picture: Ian Burt

A teenager’s bid to make “sign shine” has taken a step forward with sign language classes under way at a Norfolk high school.

Mark Weber. PIC: Submitted  by Norfolk Police.

The head of a city school has condemned the “foolish” actions of a man who caused more than £150,000 worth of flood damage to computers and equipment after taking metal piping from the roof.

Mulbarton Junior School celebrate their OFSTED achievement. Head teacher is David Oldham.

Two overcrowded village schools will undergo a £1.5m transformation to expand and modernise their outdated classrooms.

Sewell Park College. Picture: Denise Bradley

Nearly two dozen high schools in our region are set to start the new academic year with more than a quarter of places for new pupils unfilled.

Ella Eyre. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Some of the greatest talent in the music industry will be in Norwich for a week of workshops ahead of Europe’s biggest free music festival, the Radio 1 Big Weekend.

Jessie Ware. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

Singer-songwriter Jessie Ware is rumoured to be among the artists and DJs coming to Norwich for the Radio 1 Academy ahead of the Big Weekend.

Sewell Park College. Picture: Denise Bradley

The closures of a high school sixth form and a village primary have moved closer with the announcement of a formal consultation.

Mahogany Opera Group production of Brundibar. Photo: Eamonn McCabe.

Young Norfolk performers are being given the chance to star in a touring opera show coming to Norwich.

Parts of our region have some of the worst school absence rates in England.

The level of school attendance in parts of our region is among the worst in the country, according to figures which will raise fresh concerns about efforts to improve education standards.

The UEA.

The University of East Anglia is continuing to offer one of the best student experiences in the country, according to a survey released today.

Norfolk County Youth Orchestra at the King's Lynn Corn Exchange in July 2014.

Talented young musicians are preparing to take a Norwich audience on a musical tour of the Americas.

The Lord Mayor of Norwich, Judith Lubbock, and Notcutts assistant manager Nick Nick Bugden judged the 2015 Friends of Norwich in Bloom daffodil competition.

Norwich school pupils have been putting their horticultural talents to the test by taking part in a daffodil growing competition.

Reepham Primary School. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Reepham Primary School has been praised by Ofsted for its progress, less than four months after it was told it must improve.

Lisa Chambers

The biggest primary school academy chain in England is set to expand into our region.

Ken Johnson and his wife Pauline, visiting the Rainbow Centre. Ken is the chairman of Priory Rotary's International Committee. Picture submitted

Two west Norfolk teachers will spend the summer holidays working with deprived children in Sri Lanka.

An overweight man eating fast food as people who live or work near takeaways eat more junk food and are almost twice as likely to be obese as those who have none on their doorstep, a study has found. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

The number of takeaway outlets in Norfolk has risen dramatically over the past 20 years prompting concern about the effect on obesity in parts of the county.

Drake School in Thetford
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

Plans to more than double the size of the number of pupils at a Thetford school have been agreed - to the frustration of a residents group.

Colin Goffin, who after being a senior teacher at Benjamin Britten High School for more than 17 years will start a new role with the Inspiration Trust after Easter, becoming an executive vice principal working at schools across Norfolk.

He may be preparing for a new challenge after Easter, but Colin Goffin will be leaving a Lowestoft high school with numerous fond memories.

Steve Emmens, UKIP PPC for Norwich South

UKIP members have suggested turning the Hewett into a grammar school or a state-run boarding school.

Inspiration Trust chairman Sir Theodore Agnew at Great Yarmouth Primary Academy, which the trust sponsors.  Picture: James Bass

The government has defended two leaders of a Norfolk academy chain set to take over a city high school, after questions were raised about potential conflicts of interest.

Lord Nash, education minister, visits the former fire station in Bethel Street to start the construction work for the Sir Isaac Newton Free School. Lord Nash, 2nd left, with Theodore Agnew, left; Rachel de Souza; and principal Mark Evans. Picture: Denise Bradley

The first free school opened by the Inspiration Trust chain of academies has been rated ‘good’ across the board by Ofsted inspectors.

Castle Acre's Church of England Primary School. Photo: Matthew Usher.

The head of a federation of three Norfolk primary schools which were all rated inadequate by Ofsted is confident they will improve.

Mark Neild, who had resigned as acting headteacher of the Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form.

A second headteacher in a week has resigned at short notice from a prominent academy chain.

White Woman Lane Junior School gets a good Oftead report. Headteacher Ashley Best-White with pupils left to right, Eve Seago, Summer Amos, Chelsea Pegg and Charlotte Watkins.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Six schools near Norwich will join together later this year to form the largest school partnership in the county – which will help support the learning of nearly 1,000 pupils.

Downham Montessori Nursery School have received an outstanding Ofsted report. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A nursery which follows the Montessori educational philosphy has received an overall rating of “outstanding” in its Ofsted report.

James Joyce.

The Department for Education (DfE) has named social business Catch22 as the in-principle sponsor for a new specialist academy planned for King’s Lynn.

Hewett School sign and entrance on Hall Road. Picture: Denise Bradley

The academy chain named as the preferred sponsor of a city high school has hit back at claims some of its land could be sold off.

Cromer Academy headteacher Penny Bignell will join Sewell Park College in April. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

The appointment of a headteacher from north Norfolk will be a “significant step” in the recovery of Sewell Park College, the chairman of its interim governors has said.

14 schools in our region will receive money from the Condition Improvement Fund

Two city schools will be able to start their merger after receiving a £500,000 government grant.

Future Voices. Young carer Danielle

My name is Danielle and I am a young carer. I care for four members of my family; my mum, dad, sister and brother.

Future Voices. Healthwatch poster

Healthwatch uses many different ways to explain to people what they do and how they help people improve Norfolk’s health and social care services.

Future Voices: What are your thoughts about PE?  Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Why is PE such a ‘Marmite subject’ for school children? Why, for some, is it the highlight of the week, yet others dread the cold windy playing field, or the long wait to be picked?

Future Voices, Hospital for teens. James Paget hospital

I will always remember the day I had to go to A&E. When my mum and I signed in, we were told that we could wait in the children’s waiting area, rather than the bustling main waiting room.

Future Voices: Big Debate poster

General Election voting turnouts amongst young adults are rapidly declining. There can be numerous arguments made as to why this is the case, however speaking as a young person, I cannot help but argue the main reason for this decline is the lack of direct interaction between the politicians and young people; how can they expect us to vote for them if they don’t acknowledge our opinion, right?
To this end, I was excited to hear about ‘The BIG Election Debate’, an opportunity for local people aged 16-23 to speak up and get their voices heard by those that make the decisions affecting them the most. Representatives from five major political parties will be in attendance, allowing for a wide spectrum of viewpoints to be showcased on important issues such as health and social care, local environmental issues... anything really.

Mundesley Junior School is one of three schools seeking to join forces in a federation. Staff and pupils are seen celebrating it being given a PE and Sport Quality Mark award.  
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The governors of three village schools which aim to become a new federation have a launched a consultation on the issue.

Protest march through Norwich against Hewett School becoming an academy.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Parents and council bosses have reacted angrily after the Government defied local opposition by forging ahead with plans which could see a £60m Norwich school site handed over to a controversial academy chain.

Going . . . The former Hilbre School at Sheringham, which has been demolished to make way for new housing. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A slice of Sheringham’s past was consigned to the history books this week when a former school for youngsters with learning difficulties was demolished to make way for new housing.

Schools minister Nick Gibb. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The decision to make Hewett School in Norwich an academy is the “beginning of its renaissance”, according to the Government.

Sheringham Primary School pupils lie in the road to model for a poster campaign against illegal parking at the school in 2012. PC Ian Smith and civil enforcement officer, Colin Minns model with the pupils. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

A solution to solve parking concerns at Norfolk’s biggest primary school needs to be found, according to a senior teacher.

Leigh Smith, who is campaigning for defibrillators to be put into schools. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Prime Minister has backed a Norwich mum’s campaign to install defibrillators in every school, saying there is “nothing more heart-breaking than losing a child.”

The Nicholas Hamond Academy in Swaffham. Picture: Ian Burt

A town will see a potential £1.2m redevelopment to its sports centre after a school’s successful funding bid.

The Hewett School. Picture: Denise Bradley

The Government this morning defied a high-profile local campaign and gave the order for The Hewett School in Norwich to become an academy.

Leigh Smith, who is campaigning for defibrillators to be put into schools. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A Golden Triangle school has been given a defibrillator thanks to the efforts of a mum whose baby died from a rare heart condition.

Arden Grove Infant and Nursery School celebrate having been judged 'outstanding' in all categories in its first inspection since it became an academy. It was previously judged 'good'.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A Norfolk headteacher has praised his “brilliant team” after their infant and nursery school achieved outstanding ratings across the board in its latest inspection.

Teacher Clare O'Toole.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

When, by chance, I contacted a teaching agency to ask about the necessary qualifications for supply teaching, I was stunned to hear I could be let loose in a classroom within a couple of weeks, once I’d obtained disclosure clearance.

PARENTAL PERMISSION OBTAINED. File photo dated 08/03/07 of a meal being served to a primary school pupil in Cambridgeshire, as more than 350,000 children could lose their free school meals under the Government's planned welfare reforms, a charity has warned. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date date: Thursday April 19, 2012. An analysis by the Children's Society found more than 1.2 million youngsters living in poverty are currently missing out on the dinners which are linked to low-income benefits. See PA story EDUCATION Meals. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

What springs to mind when you hear the words ‘school meals’? Turkey twizzlers? Dinner ladies with hair nets? Or the classic rice pudding with a dollop of jam in the centre? Whatever it is we have all experienced it in one way or another. But things are beginning to change. The government has implemented a new scheme known as ‘The Standards for School Lunches’. The national food standards are in place to ensure meals provided to pupils are nutritious and of a good quality.

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