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Steering group on the future of Norfolk’s small schools to be reconvened

PUBLISHED: 08:00 18 June 2014

Cllr Richard Bearman will chair the reconvened steering group. Photo: Steve Adams

Cllr Richard Bearman will chair the reconvened steering group. Photo: Steve Adams

A steering group which considers the future of small schools in Norfolk will be reconvened.

The re-activation comes as Norfolk County Council presses on with plans for small schools to form permanent links with other schools to create bodies with at least 210 children.

The strategy - designed to raise standards and save money - is likely to see the end of small, stand-alone schools, and Gordon Boyd, assistant director of children’s services, told a meeting of the Children’s Services Committee that in some cases governors of the new organisations would “probably look at rationalising” their number of sites.

The group will be chaired by Green councillor Richard Bearman, deputy chairman of the committee.

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