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Nicola Sturgeon's letter to Peterhouse Primary School pupils

Children who championed SNP policies when their school held a mini mock general election have been personally congratulated by party leader Nicola Sturgeon.

Deputy Parish Chair Ed Buscall and Parish Chair Debbie Muller on the possible new school footpath. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A school bus service has been given a stay of execution after a report showed improvements to a footpath would affect the habitat of newts.

New head teacher of Stalham High School Amy Webb with new assistant head teacher Paul Norris. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The new headteacher of a school in special measures has bold ambitions to turn it around by next summer.

Husband and wife Andrew and Barbara Coe, who both received Open University degrees at Ely Cathedral on Saturday. Photo: Keith Heppell

It was a moment of pride after many years of hard study – often while holding down a job, battling illness, or dealing with family crises.

Litcham School - Pupils from left, Alfie Langham, Hannah Knights, Jasmine Waters, headteacher Jim Adams, Ellie Barratt, Tamika Gill and Teegan Brabant. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Norfolk’s schools are being urged to form new relationships to secure their futures. Education correspondent Martin George visits two that chose a route less travelled.

Children as young as three have been excluded from school or nursery

Children as young as three are being permanently excluded from Norfolk nurseries and schools because of problems including aggressive behaviour.

Brooke Primary School has turned to crowdfunding to raise money for a new play area equipment

A primary school has turned to the power of the world wide web to raise money for play equipment for pupils to use at break times.

Facebook or scrapbook - which would you choose?

Twelve months ago I began a scrapbook. It is filled with holiday photos, concert tickets and newspaper cuttings and I hope that in years to come it will be passed down throughout my family.

It's exam season, but are students already thinking about their future careers?

It’s an important time of year for many of our young people in Norfolk and across Britain.

Future Voices D 4 Dance performing

On Thursday 21st May 2015, for the second year running, I helped to organise and successfully run the ‘Big ‘D’ Festival’ along with other Youth Forum members at The Forum in Norwich.

Parents are fighting to save Mileham Primary School from closure. Picture: Ian Burt

A school which has been earmarked for closure has been given a reprieve after education bosses admitted they did not take into consideration a proposal made by a governing body.

Anti-fossil fuel protesters at the UEA

The UEA has rejected a call from 95 of its academics to stop investing in companies with links to fossil fuels.

The consultation showed public support for the plans.  Picture: James Bass

Parents and teachers have supported plans for Norfolk schools to keep the long summer holiday, and harmonise term dates with nearby counties.

Edith Cavell Academy and Nursery. Photo: Steve Adams.

The headteacher of a primary school which was at the centre of a row over its conversion to an academy has announced he is leaving, less than a year after it was taken over by an outside sponsor.

The Angel Road, Steel Band practicing ahead of this year's Lord Mayors Procession.

The sounds of carnival are in the air as preparations are well under way at one school for the city’s biggest street party.

Acle Academy.  Picture: James Bass

A confidential inspection of a Norfolk academy has highlighted concerns about its performance, it has emerged.

Sewell Park students talking to UEA champion Greta Healy

A new scheme will see the University of East Anglia target help at pupils at local schools in difficulties.

Scenes from the Discovery Cafe - trying for names...

A new scheme to boost communication and literacy skills in babies and toddlers is being piloted in north Norfolk.

Media students from Paston Sixth Form College, North Walsham, on a film set at Scottow Enterprise Park, formerly RAF Coltishall, during their visit to independent television company October Films. Picture: SUBMITTED

Students been given a special tour of the former RAF Coltishall base which has been transformed into a film set by a leading British production company.

Frankie Philips with his design and members of schol staff

A pupil at Harleston Primary School has won £200 for his school in a national competition by demonstrating his knowledge of the importance of getting your five a day.

Back row: L to r Kevin Bailey - Easton College, pupil - Alderman Peel High School, Sue Penlington - Holkham Estate Education Officer, Lisa Yarham - Alderman Peel High School, pupil - Alderman Peel High School,   Dene Wood - Holkham Estate Head of Parks and Gardens, Phillip Oldham - Holkham Estate Landscape Manager  Front row: Six pupils from Alderman Peel High School.

Working in teams of six, the Year 9 and 10 students have been setting up strawberry patches, planting bulbs, taking cuttings, potting up tomatoes, watering, weeding, mulching and maintaining tools and equipment.

The new headteacher of The Hewett School Tom Leverage, right, and Paul Mitchell, chair of the school's Interim Executive Board.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The interim governors of the Hewett School have not considered any potential sponsor of the Hewett School other than the one named by the government.

The new headteacher of The Hewett School Tom Leverage.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The man given the job of leading a troubled high school into a new era has said it has “a very bright future”.

Looking towards Hoveton Great Broad in 1903. Photo by: Donald Shields and Broadland Memories.

Calls are being made to stop lottery money being used to restore a private stretch of the Broads.

The UEA is appealing for participants for a study relating to the diet of people with coeliac disease.

The University of East Anglia has been ranked 20th in a national league table of 119 UK universities published on Tuesday.

Reepham High School and College principal Mark Farrar. Picture: Denise Bradley

Reepham High has become the latest Norfolk school to be allowed to sponsor other academies.

Great Yarmouth College marine engineering lecturer pictured with staff and students who are transforming the bus for TLC, that has been vandalised, setting their good work back. Photo: Steve Adams

A charity group has been left saddened after vandals attacked its double-decker bus that is set to become a mobile outreach centre.

Pupils at Caston Primary School and Thorp House Nursing Home teamed up to raise awareness of dementia, by attempting to make the longest daisy chain in the world. Picture: Ian Burt

Hundreds of little white flowers were the link between two generations separated by a world war as they created a daisy chain together.

Norfolk complex needs special schools children having fun at BeWilderwood to celebrate the creation of Trust Norfolk-SEN. Chadd Wilson, Niamh Hogan and Jake Wilson from Parkside School.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

There is nothing like a day at an adventure playground to bring a smile to a child.

A group of Yarmouth students show casing their work in one of their first exhibitions. Featuring photography, fashion, graphic desing, digital art, music and film.
Caddie Williams with her work.

Colourful prints, atmospheric photography and detailed landscapes were among the pieces on display when a group of Great Yarmouth students proudly showed off their artistic skills.

Earlham Early Years Centre was judged 'outstanding' earlier this year. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A children’s centre has told parents it will not close, despite uncertainty over its location after it was given notice to leave its current home.

Norwich Evening News reporter, Martin George talks to the Press Gang at Angel Road Junior School about them producing their own newspaper called The Angel News. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A journalist and photographer from the Norwich Evening News have visited a junior school to help its newly-formed press gang as it prepares to launch a newspaper for pupils.

Radio 1 DJ Greg James. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

A Radio 1 presenter who fell in love with radio at the University of East Anglia will return this summer to receive an honorary degree.

Active Norfolk's Adult Disability Games 2015. Photo: Active Norfolk

Hundreds of people from across the county came together at a special event which gives those with disabilities the chance to try a range of different sports.

Young people taking part in a climbing sessions on OPEN's Climbing Wall

The Open Youth Trust (OPEN) is calling on the public to cast their vote so it can continue its life changing work with young people across Norfolk.

Costessey Junior School walking school bus.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The school run can be a stressful part of the day for all involved.

City College level 3 travel and tourism students ready for their performance at Norwich Castle in Beautiful Nightmare in Wonderland, with Callie Nind, 19 as Alice; Molly Harris, 18, as the Queen; Amy Paris, 18, as the White Rabbit; Molly Dawson, 18, as Tweedle Dum, front left, and Ellie Anderson, 18, as Tweedle Dee. With them are the sales and marketing team. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

An increasingly-sinister series of messages sent to a college’s 7.500 Twitter followers has been revealed as a stunt designed to drum up support for an Alice in Wonderland-themed event students will hold at Norwich Castle.

Suffield Park school is getting £2.85 Million to get rid of 4 of it's mobile classrooms. Some of the mobiles have been there for more than six years and are older than 30 years old. Pictured is Headteacher Jackie Bradford (left) and Vivienne Lennox (chair of Governors) and some of the school children.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

New classrooms, a sixth-form unit and other facilities are on the way following the approval of nearly £4.5m investment in north Norfolk’s expanding schools.

File photo dated 26/01/12, PRESS ASSOCIATION photo. David Jones/PA Wire. Picture of calculator

Students at Aylsham High School will soon be taught how to handle their personal finance as part of their maths lessons.

North Walsham High School head teacher  Caroline Brooker with pupils, from left:  George Fleming, Ellie Wait, Lucy Curtis-Warminger,  James Maisner, Joshua Willis and Lucy Vann. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A north Norfolk high school which education watchdogs said “required improvement” less than two years ago, has already turned itself around.

Some of the damage caused by vandals at North Walsham Junior School. Picture: SUBMITTED

Well-wishers gave up part of their Sunday and rallied round to clear up the mess after a second vandal attack at the federation of North Walsham Junior, Infant School and Nursery.

Tom Leverage, who has been appointed the new head of the Hewett School. Photo: Bill Smith

A troubled Norwich high school which is at the centre of a controversy over becoming an academy has appointed a new permanent headteacher.

Andrew Cook, Ofsted regional director for the East of England. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A major review of Suffolk County Council’s plan to improve schools has found progress to be “too slow”, but education bosses insist they are moving in the right direction.

The Swaffham Secondary Modern School class of 1959 reunion. Picture: Ian Burt

The wonders of technology and educational reforms - and football - were hot topics of conversation as former classmates gathered together to share school-time memories.

Former UEA lecturer Paula Kantor. Credit: Xochil Fonseca/CIMMYT

Tributes have been paid to Paula Kantor who was killed in the attack on a hotel in Afghanistan.

Mileham Primary School. Picture: Ian Burt

A hard-fought battle to save one of Norfolk’s smallest schools has come to an end.

Jim Adams, new headteacher at Hobart High School

Hobart High School will be welcoming a new headteacher at the beginning of the new school year.

Broadland High School in Hoveton

, which is partially shut today due to flooding.

A Norfolk high school, which was partially shut today, will re-open tomorrow.

Louise Sell and her son Charley who have taken part in the Restorative Approach for Families course. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Tense shouting and stressful arguments have been replaced with calm and positive ways of dealing with conflict thanks to two Bowthorpe schools’ drive to help parents at home.

An artist's impression of the UEA development at the former Blackdale School site. Pic: LSI Architects.

A multi-million pound development which would mean hundreds more students could live on the University of East Anglia’s campus have been given the go-ahead.

Kirsty Downs with pupils at Alderman Peel High School, Wells. Picture: Ian Burt

An inspirational teacher who has made a difference to the lives of hundreds of young people has been short-listed for one of the profession’s “Oscars”.

Toftwood Junior School has been awarded The Association for Physical Education quality mark. Picture: Ian Burt

If there was ever any doubt that competitive sport was good for schoolchildren then Toftwood Junior School has the proof that it works for all abilities.

The A1101 at Welney, which regularly closes due to flooding. Picture: Ian Burt

Education bosses, who will decide whether a Fens school will shut, have been urged to think carefully about where uprooted pupils would go - to stop them facing a 25 mile detour because of a road which floods for months at a time.

Paralympic World Champion Swimmer Fran Williamson (centre) with sports leaders Rebecca Hollands and Harry Williamson, at KES Academy in King's Lynn. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A group of students at KES Academy in King’s Lynn are being mentored by a Paralympic world champion, as part of the Sky Sport Living for Sport project.

Group of students from City College who will be heading to New York. Photo: Submitted

A group of college students is preparing for an opportunity of a lifetime to work in a high-end New York beach club.

Norwich Diocese Academy Trust. Chairman Fred Corbett.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The first school to become an academy in Norfolk has celebrated a “good” Ofsted report, after failing to meet the grade two years ago.

Norfolk County Council's headquarters at Martineau Lane. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Assurances have been sought that cash in a £144m programme of improvements to almost 70 schools across Norfolk is being fairly shared out.

The UEA campus. Photo: Mike Page

It is a film that has enthralled children across the world – and now the blockbuster Frozen has been the subject of a lecture and debate at the University of East Anglia.

Staff and children of Bumbles pre-school celebrating their good inspection report

A pre-school has been graded as good in all areas and praised for the way it helps children develop.

Pavilion Play School staff and pupils celebrating their outstanding Ofsted result.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A Norwich playschool has retained its outstanding status in its latest Ofsted report.

The entrance to Queens Hill Primary and Nursery School at Costessey.
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Children’s services bosses are today set to approve a £144m programme of improvements to almost 70 schools across our region.

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