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Well done to our Norfolk educators

PUBLISHED: 17:11 14 December 2017 | UPDATED: 17:11 14 December 2017

Stalham Academy have enjoyed a strong set of key stage two test results. Headteacher Glenn Russell with pupils, left to right, Brooke, Liam, Ruby and Samuel.
 Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Stalham Academy have enjoyed a strong set of key stage two test results. Headteacher Glenn Russell with pupils, left to right, Brooke, Liam, Ruby and Samuel. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2017

Ofsted inspections have arguably become one of the best-known areas of school life.

Outstanding, good, requires improvement, inadequate - four labels which can, quite easily, come to define a school, its staff and, at times, its pupils.

But a rating can hide so much - aside from exam results, it misses the success stories in maths, the inspirational help at an after-school club and the dedication of teachers.

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Having said that, it is interesting to hear the watchdog’s thoughts on local education. And today, in its annual report, Ofsted has given us an overview.

Overall, it’s a pretty positive picture - schools, both primary and secondary, are at, or above, the national average.

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Early years is thriving, and while there’s work to be done at further education, our regional director has pointed out some excellent practice.

Well done to our educators.

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