The chief of an academy trust with several schools in Norfolk has hailed the work of his staff at a special reception at 10 Downing Street.

Daniel Thrower, chief executive of the Wensum Trust, recently travelled to the prime minister's home for an event honouring community education champions.

The reception was hosted by Damian Hinds, the government's schools minister, to celebrate the role educators play in their communities.

Mr Thrower was nominated to attend by Norwich Norfolk MP Chloe Smith.

He said: "While I was absolutely honoured to be invited to 10 Downing Street, it was also recognition for all our staff and teachers who are working every day across our trust schools.

"It was good to see our strategic framework - mental health and wellbeing, learning and achievement, and career and life skills, was positively acknowledged by ministers as a way forward for schools."

The Wensum Trust, which has its headquarters in Hellesdon, runs 13 primary and secondary schools in Norfolk, including a cluster in the city suburb, Acle Academy and Alderman Peel High in Wells.