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Norfolk Teacher Training Centre’s newly qualified teachers outside City College Norwich’s St Andrew’s House

Success for new teacher training centre run by City College Norwich

A new teacher training centre has been hailed a success after all its trainees secured jobs after completing their one-year course.

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Norwich South MP Clive Lewis. Photo: Mark Tillie

MP questions Inspiration Trust’s Hewett role after claim Rachel de Souza was “sick” at school’s positive Ofsted report

An MP is writing to ministers questioning whether a controversial academy chain is fit to run a Norwich high school after it was alleged its chief executive said she was “sick” it had received a good Ofsted rating in 2013.

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Public meeting about the Hewett School becoming an academy.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Civil servant who will decide Hewett School’s future gives initial view on academy consultation outcome

The civil servant who holds the fate of the Hewett School in his hands has said he will make a decision about whether it becomes an academy within a week or two.

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Headteacher Brendan McCarney is retiring after 15 years at Caister Infant school.

Pupils pay fond farewell to Caister headteacher

A head teacher who has spent his life in education is retiring to enjoy time with his family.

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Group Lotus CEO, Jean-Marc Gales, right, and Neale McArdle, training director at Poultec, as Lotus takes on 25 apprentices. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Lotus makes clear commitment to training with apprenticeship scheme

Car-maker Lotus has announced it is to take on a raft of new apprentices.

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Sprowston High School. Picture: Denise Bradley

Sprowston High announces new parents meeting following concern and confusion over academy conversion

Parents at one of Norfolk’s biggest schools have raised concerns about the process for it to become an academy.

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Wicklewood Primary School headteacher Sheila Greenacre. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

School appeals half its Sats reading exam results over concern about “marking errors”

A top-rated primary school has sent back more than half of the English reading exam papers sat by pupils because it believes they have been incorrectly marked.

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Head teacher Clare Fletcher and pupils of North Walsham Junior School celebrate their recent Ofsted report which has gone from requires improvement to good with outstanding behaviour. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Joy as North Walsham Junior School comes out of special measures and is rated “Good” by Ofsted

A school placed in special measures three years ago has been judged “Good” by Ofsted - with pupils’ behaviour and safety classed as “Outstanding.”

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Radio 1 DJ Greg James receives a honorary degree from the UEA. Pictured with his parents Alan and Rosemary. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Radio 1 host Greg James finally attends UEA graduation - eight years after leaving the university

When he finished his degree in drama at the University of East Anglia, BBC Radio 1 Drivetime host Greg James missed his own graduation ceremony because of the pressing demands of his early career there.

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New head of Sewell Park College Penny Bignell. Pictured with John Catton, chairman of the school's Interim Executive Board. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Sewell Park College reveals its new name as Ofsted notes further progress at the school

A city high school’s choice of a name when becomes an academy in September is a sign of how much it has improved its reputation over the past year, its interim chair of governors has said.

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School Lane Pre-School graduation day. Grace Gooch, 4, Ruben Laws-Chapman, 4, and Maisie Saunders, 4.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Pre school pupils in Sprowston celebrate graduation

In their blue motarboards, gowns and beaming smiles a group of preschool pupils celebrated finishing their first year of education.

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Dame Jenni Murray, left, at the UEA to receive her honorary degree. With her is the chancellor, Rose Tremain. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Dame Jenni Murray and Arthur Smith honoured at University of East Anglia graduation ceremonies

Broadcasters Dame Jenni Murray and Arthur Smith joined hundreds of students picking up degrees from the University of East Anglia.

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Lucy Silvester(centre), who has won a national 'Propose a Law' competition, will be leading her friends(l to r) Lucas Cater, Emily Culling Ford, Maggie Carey and Ruby Morgan to the Houses of Parliament to present her ideas to MP's.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Hellesdon schoolgirl wows MPs with bid to give parents a day off

A 10-year-old aspiring law maker has “wowed” politicians on a visit to the corridors of power with her pitch to give parents a day off to spend time with their children.

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Open Academy students spend the day with business mentors. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich business mentors help Open Academy pupils with their CVs

Business mentors offered their expertise to students at the Open Academy in Norwich during an event to encourage them to consider their future career paths.

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'The Big Reunion' for staff and pupils of every Hewett era, including some who attended the Lakenham Secondary Modern schools and the Hewett Grammar school that merged to form the Hewett comprehensive.Photo : Steve Adams

Hundreds relive their Norwich school days at Hewett School’s Big Reunion

It was where they spent some of the happiest days of their lives.

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Hewett School sign and entrance on Hall Road. Picture: Denise Bradley

Inspiration Trust rejects call to “back down and step away” from Hewett School

A controversial academy chain has rejected calls to withdraw from plans to take over a struggling high school, after a consultation showed strong public opposition.

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Corrienne Peasgood, principal of City College, Norwich.  Photo: Bill Smith

Higher education provision at City College Norwich “meets UK expectations”

City College Norwich has been told that the academic standards of its higher education programme meet UK expectations.

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Public meeting about the Hewett School becoming an academy. Left to right, Ian Burchett from Inspiration Trust and Tom Leverage, the incoming head of Hewett School and Paul Mitchell, chairman of Hewett School Interim Executive Board.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Inspiration Trust will not back out of Hewett academy plans despite consultation results

The Inspiration Trust said it will not pull out of plans to sponsor the Hewett School, despite an official consultation finding “a great majority” of participants were against academy conversion and hostile to its proposed role.

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Public meeting about the Hewett School becoming an academy.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Hewett consultation: “Great majority” opposed to academy conversion and “hostile” to Inspiration Trust as sponsor

About 80pc of people who took part in the official consultation on the future of the Hewett School expressed opposition to it becoming an academy, according to a consultant’s analysis of the results.

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The international space station where children will be able to contact British astronaut Tim Peake. Picture: AP Photo/NASA, Paolo Nespoli

Norfolk schoolchildren will be able to speak to astronaut at space station

Teachers usually object to pupils staring into space during classes.

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Stephen Brown who will be joining his childhood school - Sprowston Junior School in September as a teacher. Photo : Steve Adams

Former Sprowston Junior pupil goes back to school – as a teacher

When he first set foot in the school he was a pupil – excited to be starting at junior school.

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Arriving in style for the Benjamin Britten High School prom 2015 at the Zest Rooms, Potters Resort in Hopton. Pictures: SUPPLIED.

The rise of the British prom - but are we going over the top?

Despite being unheard of in Britain 10 years ago the prom is now the highlight of the year for school-leavers, but has it gone too far?

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New education centre in Parliament. Picture: UK Parliament/Roger Harris

Norwich-based architects firm Feilden+Mawson designs Parliament education centre

A Norwich-based architects firm has designed a new education centre for Parliament, to be opened today.

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Nelson Infant School's Beech class on a visit to see the school's baby GoGoDragon! on display at Grosvenor Fish Bar in Norwich.

Pupils enjoy dragon hunting fun in Norwich

Pupils from Nelson Infant School, in Norwich, have been having fun dragon hunting around the city.

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Students who have been on a week-long course for state school pupils to help them prepare for applying for top universities at Norwich School.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Norwich School gives 120 state school students advice on applying to top universities

More than 120 bright pupils from sixth forms across Norfolk and north Suffolk have seen their chances of winning places at some of the UK’s top universities boosted by five days of intensive tuition at a private school.

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From left,  Chris Snudden, head of the virtual school for children in care, award winner Scott Waterman, Steve Cole, author of the Young Bond spy novels and Sean Sandell, who received City College Norwich’'s Student of the Year Award.

Children living in care presented with awards

More than 60 children living in care across Norfolk have been awarded for their academic and sporting achievements.

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Jayne Biggs, right, who is campaigning for more defibrillators in the community, her daughter Violet, centre, who suffered a cardiac arrest two years ago, and Ryan Freeman, left, headteacher at Homefield Primary school who have just installed their own defibrillator.

Bradwell school makes lifesaving equipment a priority

A primary school has raised enough money to purchase easy-to-use lifesaving equipment, giving those who could suffer a cardiac arrest the best chance at survival.

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Caister Junior School millenium time capsules in storage

Reunion will reveal secrets of Caister time capsules

A Caister school is keeping its promise to hold a school reunion and dig up millennium memories made 15 years ago.

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Heads have warned increased pension and national insurance costs wil have a dramatic effect on next year's budgets.

Headteachers issue urgent appeal to ministers over looming schools cash crisis

Headteachers have today warned of a looming financial crisis due to hit schools next term, which could lead to teacher redundancies, larger class sizes and some subjects being dropped altogether.

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Norwich primary schoolchildren take part in the GO Run For Fun event at Eaton Park where Olympic sprinter and ambassador James Ellington started off each group.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Olympic sprinter supports thousands of school children at Eaton Park fun run

Thousands of primary schoolchildren donned their running shoes as part of a fun run event held at Eaton Park.

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