Almost four out of five people in the East of England believe school teachers have a significant influence on people’s lives, a survey has found.

A Norfolk academy principal has stepped up to the top job in its parent trust.

A nursery has dropped from “outstanding” to “requires improvement” in its latest Ofsted report.

It is a popular annual event that helps children to stay safe at home, in the community and online.

More than 100 construction students from a Norfolk college are helping to preserve a key feature of the county’s heritage in a new partnership with the Broads Authority.

Two educational projects in Norwich making use of the great outdoors are vying for the public’s vote in a grant scheme from Aviva.

Education and care plans for children with complex needs in Norfolk are still not being delivered quickly enough, a council committee has claimed.

A new pupil has joined the class in a village primary school - and he’s slightly hairier than the others.

Students were given a “great insight” into what it takes to get into a top university during a recent fact finding trip.

Youngsters at a north Norfolk preschool have been discovering nature thanks to a new forests school site set up a short walk away from their building.

Leaders of a programme designed to help children overcome bullying and other personal struggles have laid out their national ambitions after a successful pilot in Norfolk.

A Norfolk school has picked its first head boy and girl.

A whole school united once more as children learnt about a single faith at a special event.

Staff members at academy trusts running dozens of schools in Norfolk and Waveney were paid in excess of £150,000 last year.

Budding chefs who can now practise their dishes in a new £25,000 kitchen have been getting tips from expert Galton Blackiston.

A council is bringing Christmas cheer to children in care in Norfolk with the return of an annual appeal.

Leaders at an East Anglian college which has been judged inadequate by education watchdogs for a second time say they are committed to their improvement strategy.

And as our Books For Schools campaign enters its second month, we have been on a mission to crown the region’s favourite children’s book.

Being adaptable and offering interesting as well as healthy school dinner options to children will be key to maintaining their uptake in Norfolk, a catering boss has said.

Millions of taxpayers’ pounds are being spent on housing vulnerable children in homes criticised by inspectors.

A Norfolk school has installed CCTV in its toilets after a spate of vandalism.

The head of a Norfolk academy judged to require improvement has acknowledged that “further work is needed”.

Schools around Norfolk have been commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War.

A Suffolk school combined creativity with sustainability in a project to mark the centenary of the First World War Armistice.

PTE David Parr was only 19 when he was killed during the final push to reclaim Port Stanley from Argentine invaders on June 14, 1982.

The leader of a Norfolk academy trust is stepping down.

As the country gears up to celebrate National School Meals Week, we’d like to know what you think are the best – and worst – aspects of the humble school dinner.

A Norfolk school is being sued for damages of up to £150,000 by a woman who broke her wrist when she tripped over a kerb in its car park.

A 16-year-old student from Norfolk had been named among the winners in an international poetry competition.

Academy leaders have come under fire as new figures reveal seven trusts with schools in Suffolk pay salaries in excess of £150,000.

A Norwich high school has offered assurances that a pupil found with a knife on the school premises had no intention of using it maliciously.

An educational charity which helps recruit professionals into teaching is expanding its programme into East Anglia.

Scary, decorated, imaginative and simply gruesome were some of the offerings at a mid-Norfolk school’s petrifying pumpkin carving competition.

Interactive workshops have helped to inspire the “next generation of engineers and scientists.”

The early morning kickabout has been a playground ritual for years. Even when a football 
isn’t available a can of coke would do.

Children at a West Norfolk primary school have celebrated the opening a new £23,000 outdoor classroom.

A Norfolk primary school have been working with a care scheme to make a centenary poppy display.

A school in Great Yarmouth has unofficially broken the world record for the most double high-fives in three minutes.

A school rated inadequate two years ago has vastly improved, say education watchdogs.

Veronika Marinova, a 15 year-old Stoke High School student who works as a waitress at Bella Napoli on Saturdays, says her job is a fun way to meet new people and makes her think harder about the sort of career path she wants to take when she finishes her schooling. But it turns out that she’s in a shrinking minority.

The world’s oldest living Test cricketer proved she has plenty of game left in her as she officially opened a school sports centre in Norwich.

The organisers of Norwich Science Festival 2018 have celebrated the overwhelming response to the week long event, following a record turn out.

One of the county’s best loved authors joined primary school pupils and illustrators at a special event to celebrate the joy of story telling.

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb has marked a pre-school’s 10th anniversary with a spot of yoga.

A frustrated father has hit out at a controversial academy after his daughter was banned from wearing a knitted poppy in honour of Britain’s war dead.

A zoology student from North Walsham embarked on the “phenomenal” trip of a lifetime thanks to a charity trust who sponsored her travels through Borneo.

A short film has been released to highlight the impact of court closures.

A school which took legal action after being labelled “inadequate” by Ofsted has now been rated “good”.

Parents and the public have been treated to a first look at designs for the campus revamp at Great Yarmouth Charter Academy.

Dereham Neatherd High School is hosting a fish and chip night in November.

Robert Nessbit, 23, from Lowestoft was told he would never be able to sit his GCSEs.

Students at Fakenham Sixth Form welcomed the BBC’s director of news and current affairs earlier this month, who spoke to a group of students about topics.

As part of our Books for Schools campaign we are on a mission to crown Norfolk’s favourite children’s book.

A new art school to help bring together and educate Norfolk’s “fragmented” artist community is preparing to launch with an exhibition in the county.

Taverham High School opened their brand new access course, study areas and library to pupils on Monday, October 29.

A “big decision” has been made for Norfolk County Council to borrow £120m to build up to four new schools for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

When author and illustrator Cherie Chen moved from Japan to Norwich 10 years ago she was blown away by the rich variety of quality children’s books available.

Children in Norfolk have some of the worst opportunities and educational outcomes of any area in England, according to a new report.

A health campaigner says ADHD may be at the heart of many school exclusions in Norfolk, after figures revealed 
disruptive behaviour as a primary cause.

A horse lover from West Caister, near Great Yarmouth, has received the student of the year award at the Easton and Otley College graduation ceremony.

Lauren Cope

Lauren Cope

Education correspondent



Lauren is based in Norwich and writes about key issues affecting education in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, including decisions made at both national and local government levels.

Lauren also covers news from the hundreds of schools in our region and keeps on top of local results.

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