Norfolk schools are struggling to fill vacancies. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Schools in Norfolk are still finding it hard to attract enough teachers to fill vacancies. There are currently over 100 teaching roles in the county on

Then education secretary Michael Gove performing the official cutting of the first sod on the site of the new school buildings at the Ormiston Victory Academy, Costessey. Pictured with then-principal Rachel de Souza. Photo: Steve Adams

The leader of a Norfolk academy trust praised by government ministers has been tipped as a front runner in the race to become the next head of the school inspectorate Ofsted.

Former teacher Ann Marie Pointer, who is looking at returning to the profession, with pupils at Thorpe St Andrew School.

Two Norfolk schools are joining forces to help ex-teachers back into the classroom, in a bid to tackle the growing recruitment crisis.

Norwich School pupils helping Magdalen Gates Primary School boys with their reading. Rohan Kaushal, 16, with Isaac Newrick, 8.

It is a problem that primary schools have faced for years: how do you get boys interested in reading?

Make a wish this half term at Bewilderwood.

It can be hard to keep your children occupied during the half term break. Take a look at our guide of activities happening in Norfolk over the next week.

City College Norwich student Charlotte Howard, left, with Grace Gorman who is part of the wigs team for Priscilla Queen of the Desert which is at Norwich Theatre Royal.

Students from City College Norwich have been enjoying a behind the scenes look at the latest show at Norwich Theatre Royal.

Norwich in action in last season's victory over Rochford Hundred.

Norwich Rugby Club has submitted a formal application for planning permission which would see it move into a new home at the University of East Anglia.

James Joyce.

Young people who have been affected by mental health problems at school have told a conference of headteachers, health professionals and charities about their experiences.

At Alderman Peel High School in Wells are (from left) Eve Harmer (13), Jacob Skipper (13), Rachel Chapman (12), Rafe Bowen (13) and Kate Willis (13). Picture: Ian Burt

For many people whose school days are behind them, the mention of PE can conjure up memories of cold playing fields, muddy cross country courses and awkward showers.

Sprowston High School. Picture: Denise Bradley

Sprowston High School will officially apply to become an academy, with the aim of joining the Norwich-based Right for Success academy trust.

Sprowston High School student reheasing for their part in an RSC production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Norwich Theatre Royal. RSC practitioner Sarah Downing with the students.

Pupils from Sprowston High School are getting ready to star alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company in a special production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Another photo of the new library.  Photo: Archant

Were you at The Hewett School in the 80s and 90s? You might recognise some of these photos from our archive.

The UEA offers a shadowing scheme for men considering a career in primary school teaching.

SPONSORED: Why are there more women than men primary school teachers? asks a leading lecturer in primary school education at UEA. He’s encouraging talented people of both sexes to teach.

Thetford Academy have set up programme for past students to come forward and inspire current pupils with talks and mentoring.
Sue Scott is with some of the students from the school who will benefit from the programme.

A school is calling on its former pupils to step up and help inspire its current crop of students.

Norfolk schools are struggling to fill vacancies. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ofsted has received an overwhelming vote of no confidence from Norfolk teachers in an exclusive EDP survey.

Education secretary Nicky Morgan. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Education secretary Nicky Morgan has responded to concerns raised in the EDP’s Norfolk teacher survey about large numbers thinking of leaving the profession, suffering intimidation, and under pressure to cheat.

Education secretary Nicky Morgan. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Norfolk’s teacher recruitment crisis could be deepened by a growing number of teachers who are thinking of leaving the profession, an exclusive EDP survey has revealed.

The marauding Vikings are chased out of Norwich Castle by Snap the Dragon, back to the libary at the Forum, for National Libraries Day. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The city’s clocks were turned back to the ninth century this weekend after marauding Vikings had to be chased away from Norwich Castle by Snap the Dragon and a group of Whifflers.

South Wootton Primary School year 5/6 pupils at the Brilliant Club Scholars Club graduation ceremony, which was held at the UEA in Norwich. Pictured are (from left) Anshuman Gunda, Joseph Russell, Freddie Burt, Finlay Minns, Bailey Garrod, Ivy Brown and Leanna Fitzgerald. Picture: Ian Burt

With tough deadlines, a long, 1,000-word assignment and guidance from their own expert tutor – schoolchildren across the region have been finding out if they are suited to university life when they are older.

Norfolk County Council assistant director of children services Gordon Boyd. Photo: Steve Adams

The assistant director of education at Norfolk County Council will leave his post this summer to join a school in Edinburgh.

As part of the Future First's Back to School week campaign, past pupil of Aylsham High return to give careers advice to the current pupils at the school. Pictured from centre left Mary Harmer, Richard Brown, Jo Chandler and James Rimmer, with some of the school pupils. 


A school in north Norfolk has been part of an annual campaign this week which aims to get students thinking about the working world.

Great Yarmouth High School.

Picture: James Bass

Great Yarmouth High School, which is looking to become an academy, has appointed a new headteacher.

Lt Sophie Tasker, left, project officer, with members of the team launching the Norfolk Remembers Project. From 2nd left, Sophie Conroy, head of public facing activity at the Forum; Peter Martin, researcher; and Lt Col David Carter, of the Cambridge University Officer' Training Corps. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Schools across Norfolk are being urged to get involved in a project that aims to commemorate the men from their communities who died in the First World War.

Fred Nicholson School, Toftwood. PHOTO: IAN BURT

A special school in Dereham for children with complex needs has been rated as good by Ofsted in its latest inspection, but it had to take immediate action to rectify a failure to meet two national minimum standards.

Pressure on school places means Norfolk County Council may oppose some new housing developments.

Norfolk County Council has warned it may come out fighting against plans for new homes it believes will increase pressure on school places.

Queen's Hill Primary School in Costessey has received praise from an Ofsted inspector.

The leaders of a primary school have been praised for their “effective action” to tackle areas Ofsted told them to improve last summer.

Everyone had a uniform of sorts, and not all that long ago.

Sewell Park Academy has changed status in recent times.

Parents and students at some local schools such as Thorpe St Andrew High School, Sprowston High School and Sewell Park Academy, and regular readers of the education pages in the paper, know that many schools are considering changing format to become academies.

Dachshund Cecil who is appearing in Paston Sixth-Form College's production of Comedy of Errors. Picture: SUPPLIED

Sausage dog Cecil is taking a bow wow wow in a Shakespeare anniversary tribute this week.

Principal Dr Simon Fox outside Flegg High School in Martham.  Picture: James Bass

Two sixth forms are hoping to form a pioneering partnership with two rural high schools which could see them create the first multi-academy trust of its kind in England.

A headteacher has caused a stir by asking parents not to take their children to school without getting properly dressed. Photo: Thinkstock

Journalists are an adaptable lot. We need to be. One day we could be dining with royalty, the next we could be skulking round the roughest part of town looking for relatives of a murderer. It beats having a proper job.

The reception class pupils from Nelson Acadmey take part in a big bulb planting in Clackclose Road in Downham Market. Picture: Matthew Usher.

These youngsters in Downham Market have found out that it’s hard work planting bulbs, ready for spring.

Drayton C of E Junior School are trying to raise money for their pool after the air conditioning system failed meaning pupils including(l to r) Jack Taylor and Anya and George Bond can't use the facility.

Little swimmers are crying out for their pool.

Caister Infant school has been awarded an Education Quality Mark.
Headteacher Nick Southgate with children from Seals, Otters and Seahorses classes.

Picture: James Bass

It was smiles all round at a school after inspectors awarded it a prestigious teaching accolade.

Defra secretary Elizabeth Truss visited St Martin at Shouldham Primary School near Downham Market during a day of activities aiming to put food and farming on the curriculum. ©Tim Scrivener Photographer 07850 303986

A government minister helped children learn about the origin of their favourite foods during an event aiming to sow seeds of understanding about the farming industry.

Principal of Hethersett Academy, Gareth Stevens, celebrates with some of the students their outstanding Ofsted. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Staff and pupils at a Norfolk high school had cause to celebrate after receiving a glowing Ofsted report three years after being placed in special measures.

Des Reynolds, executive head of The Short Stay School for Norfolk. Picture: Submitted

Norfolk schools are seeing a “significant acceleration” in the number of children being expelled, at a time when the county already has the joint-highest primary school exclusion rate in England.

Alderman Swindell GR

New signs have been installed to warn drivers to slow down on a stretch of road outside a school.

Wymondham College principal Jonathan Taylor

Norfolk’s top-performing state high school has told parents it is considering setting up a trust to sponsor academy schools.

Ofsted regional director Andrew Cook raised concerns with two county councils. Photo : Steve Adams

Two councils have come under fire from Ofsted over school standards, letters released under the Freedom of Information Act revealed.

Brockdish School faces an uncertain future.

All avenues to save Norfolk’s smallest primary school from closure have been exhausted, councillors have been told.

Attleborough Infant School. Picture: Sonya Duncan

Plans to re-organise primary education in Attleborough are set to move forward after Norfolk County Council revealed it was poised to buy a site for a school to expand on.

Lynn Grove High School, Gorleston.

A high school has admitted it got it wrong after photographs of students were put up in a busy corridor alongside progress charts that were meant to be inspirational.

Merryfields Playschool in Diss has received a good rating in their OFSTED report.

A Diss playschool is celebrating after inspectors gave it the seal of approval and said it was a stimulating place for children to attend.

Norfolk Schools Cross Country Championships 2016 at Sloughbottom Park. Start of the U13's girls race.

The top young cross country runners from every corner of Norfolk arrived at Sloughbottom Park in Norwich for the annual schools country championships.

Ali Rowland, community liason co-ordinator at Norwich John Lewis, presents children from the Howard Junior School their prize for winning the national competition with their drawings of the Christmas advert. Kasandra Kozyreva, 10, front, drew the winning picture. From left, back, Ronnie Hardy, 10; Amber Bramham, eight; Eve McDowell, nine; and Alyssa Swinger, eight. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Her artwork was inspired by one of the most powerful advertisements on our screens this Christmas. And now Kasandra Kozyreva, a pupil from Howard Junior School, in King’s Lynn, has won a national competition run by John Lewis.

Scarning Pre-School have been given planning permission for a new brick building - From left, Rosey Grauwiler and Donna Wales with children who attend the pre-school. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A generous donation from an anonymous benefactor, and planning approval, has enabled Scarning Pre-School to take the first steps to build an new home for its valuable community facility.

Aldeburgh Young Musicians is looking for new members from across Norfolk and Suffolk. Photo: supplied.

A group that champions the talents of young musicians is looking for new members from across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Neatherd High School, Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

Senior leaders of a high school in Dereham have offered reassurances that their decision to apply for academy trust status was designed to protect its valuable heritage and reputation rather than make vast changes.

Norwich'’s Lord Mayor, Brenda Arthur, and the Sheriff of Norwich, Beryl Blower, visited Wensum Junior School to see the work of this year’s civic charity, Sistema in Norwich, in action. 
Photo: Rob Ward.

Young musicians at a Norwich school have been impressing with their music making.

County Hall, Norwich. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Councillors have voiced their opposition to proposals to cut the funding for Norfolk County Council’s youth work.

Launch of the new Harleston schools trust at Archbishop Sancroft High School with the Bishop of Thetford.
The Bishop of Thetford with representatives of the schools that make up the trust from Archbishop Sancroft, Alburgh with Denton, Brockdish and Pulham Primary schools

Five schools in the Harleston area are celebrating after the creation of a trust that is said will enrich the experiences of their pupils.

 East Norfolk Sixth Form College election hustings.

Picture: James Bass

Two of the county’s biggest colleges are set to merge under new proposals.

Students check their A-level results. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

It’s that time of year – anxious 18-year-olds waiting to see if they’ve been offered university places.

The new sports hall at Great Yarmouth College, January 2016.

Staff at Great Yarmouth College had the chance to sneak a peek at the new refurbished sports facilities this week, before its official opening in February.

Wicklewood School play host to Wymondham Youth Bus which has been converted to be used as a prayer/quiet space for pupils. The idea was the brainchild of Andy Jones who started his group Raise to bring Christinanity to schools and groups around Norfolk.

Pupils in Wicklewood moved from their classrooms to a double-decker bus as they explored faiths.

A cutaway of what the buildings at Earlham Hall will look like. Pic: LSI Architects.

Parts of an historic hall, once home to some of Norwich’s most influential families, are to be given a new lease of life.

Media students at Great Yarmouth College are benefitting from new sound equipment, with top of the range software and hardware.

Media students at Great Yarmouth College are benefitting from new sound equipment, with top of the range software and hardware.

Norfolk County Council. County Hall. Photo : Steve Adams

Norfolk County Council has defended the estimated £200,000 it has charged schools that have become academies over the past two years.

Air raid shelter found under the playground at Bignold Primary School. Headteacher Clare Jones with pupils Lola, 9, and Gabriel, 10.

An entrance to a Second World War bomb shelter in a primary school playground will be partially covered with toughened glass so pupils and visitors can look into it for years to come.

Long Stratton High School.

Staff at a high school are being consulted about holding a ballot on industrial action, following a row with governors.

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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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