March 9 2014 Latest news:
Dad’s Army, Robbie Williams, John Peel, the Kray twins and even The Parish Councillor’s Guide all make the list, but no-one has owned up to owning a copy of 50 Shades of Grey.
Norwich University of the Arts has completed the purchase of a prominent city-centre building to house its expanding architecture course and a media studio space.
A student from Norfolk finished third in the eastern region’s young shepherd of the year at Melton Mowbray Market.
Disease levels in cereal crops this spring could exceed last year, a leading agronomist has warned.
Yellow rust in wheat could be an increasing threat this year at home and abroad, a Norfolk plant scientist has warned.
Hosts of locally grown golden daffodils will be for sale in selected East of England Co-op stores from this weekend.
Throughout the week, we have been examining the state of education in Norfolk. Education correspondent MARTIN GEORGE considers what we have learned, and what needs to happen.
We have focused on the state of education in Norfolk this week. Here are 10 things we have learned over the past seven days.
We asked some of the leading figures in the world of Norfolk education to tell us what makes a good school. Here, Mick Castle, Norfolk County Council cabinet member for schools and a teacher of 13 years, gives his view.
We asked some of the leading figures in the world of Norfolk education to tell us what makes a good school. Here, Marika Mears, headteacher of St Martin at Shouldham CEVA Primary School, which was rated “outstanding” last year, gives her view:
Although Ofsted has concentrated attention on schools in Norfolk that is says are inadequate or require improvement, according to the inspectorate’s website there are currently 42 schools in the county with the top “outstanding” rating.
While overall standards at Norfolk’s mainstream schools have provoked concern, the county’s complex needs schools have been held up as a good example.
Pupils at Ormiston Venture Academy talk about how their school has changed, and what makes a good school.
We asked pupils what they like about Aylsham High, and what makes a good school.
All of Norfolk’s further education colleges are rated “good” by Ofsted, with some, like Great Yarmouth, seeing rapid improvement in recent years despite a surrounding area with significant deprivation.
As Oriel High School in Gorleston, it struggled through special measures, a financial crisis and five headteachers in six years. It could have been just the school in a coastal town Sir Michael Wilshaw rang the alarm bells about last year.
Last June, Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw said the problem of poor children being left behind had shifted from the big cities to suburbs, market towns and coastal resorts.
The traditional six-week school summer holiday could become a thing of the past as Norfolk headteachers debate moving to a six-term school year.