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Mark Neild, who had resigned as acting headteacher of the Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form.

Second Inspiration Trust headteacher in two days quits

A second headteacher in a week has resigned at short notice from a prominent academy chain.

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White Woman Lane Junior School gets a good Oftead report. Headteacher Ashley Best-White with pupils left to right, Eve Seago, Summer Amos, Chelsea Pegg and Charlotte Watkins.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Six schools to form the county’s largest partnership

Six schools near Norwich will join together later this year to form the largest school partnership in the county – which will help support the learning of nearly 1,000 pupils.

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

Hewett School: Inspiration Trust “would be opposed to the sell-off of any land”

The academy chain named as the preferred sponsor of a city high school has hit back at claims some of its land could be sold off.

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Cromer Academy headteacher Penny Bignell will join Sewell Park College in April. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

“It’s a very significant step in the recovery of Sewell Park” - Cromer Academy head Penny Bignell moves to city high school

The appointment of a headteacher from north Norfolk will be a “significant step” in the recovery of Sewell Park College, the chairman of its interim governors has said.

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14 schools in our region will receive money from the Condition Improvement Fund

£500,000 grant allows two city schools to start their merger

Two city schools will be able to start their merger after receiving a £500,000 government grant.

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Protest march through Norwich against Hewett School becoming an academy.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Fury over timing of controversial academy plan for Norwich’s Hewett School

Parents and council bosses have reacted angrily after the Government defied local opposition by forging ahead with plans which could see a £60m Norwich school site handed over to a controversial academy chain.

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Schools minister Nick Gibb. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

School reform minister says decision to make Hewett School an academy is ‘the beginning of its renaissance’

The decision to make Hewett School in Norwich an academy is the “beginning of its renaissance”, according to the Government.

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Leigh Smith, who is campaigning for defibrillators to be put into schools. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Prime Minister says there is ‘nothing more heart-breaking than losing a child’ as he backs Norwich mum’s campaign for defibrillators in schools

The Prime Minister has backed a Norwich mum’s campaign to install defibrillators in every school, saying there is “nothing more heart-breaking than losing a child.”

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The Hewett School. Picture: Denise Bradley

Government defies campaign and forces Hewett School in Norwich to become an academy

The Government this morning defied a high-profile local campaign and gave the order for The Hewett School in Norwich to become an academy.

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Leigh Smith, who is campaigning for defibrillators to be put into schools. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich school’s defibrillator thanks to mum’s efforts

A Golden Triangle school has been given a defibrillator thanks to the efforts of a mum whose baby died from a rare heart condition.

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Arden Grove Infant and Nursery School celebrate having been judged 'outstanding' in all categories in its first inspection since it became an academy. It was previously judged 'good'.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Infant school’s Ofsted report is outstanding across the board

A Norfolk headteacher has praised his “brilliant team” after their infant and nursery school achieved outstanding ratings across the board in its latest inspection.

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Arden Infants School pupils taking part in the English Touring Opera production of La Boheme at Norwich Theatre Royal. Pictured with staff director Dafydd Hall Williams in rehearsal.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Young Norwich singers join professional performers in Italian opera

Twelve young voices are sharing the stage with a professional opera company as they star in a production of Puccini’s La bohème this week.

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Various theories have been developed to solve the problem, including the butterfly effect. Picture: James Bass

UEA researchers solve maths puzzle after 60 years

For six decades, it has puzzled and perplexed some of the planet’s finest mathematical minds.

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Hethersett Academy teacher charged with possession of indecent images of children

A Hethersett Academy teacher has been charged with possession of indecent images of children.

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Mystery ice at Coltishall Primary School. UEA environmental scientist Prof. Julian Andrews and PCSO Helen Emerson with pupil Ben Clark, 11.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Coltishall school children tackle ice mystery

Youngsters put their detective skills to the test after a mysterious block of ice appeared at a village school.

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Emergency services were called to the University of East Anglia. Pic: Norfolk Constabulary.

Hungover student sparks emergency services alert at University of East Anglia

A University of East Anglia student who fell asleep in the shower and flooded his flat after a night on the tiles sparked an emergency services alert.

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

Petition to stop Hewett School becoming an academy reaches 2,000 signatures

Campaigners fighting plans for the Hewett School in Norwich to become an academy have submitted a petition signed by more than 2,000 people to the Department for Education. The online and paper petition was active for nine days.

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Sewell Park College. Picture: Denise Bradley

Sewell Park College: There will be a consultation on academy conversion after all

The interim governors of a city high school have launched a formal consultation about its proposed academy conversion, days after saying they would not because people could not “reasonably expect” it to have an impact on the outcome.

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Toby Armiger of Aylsham who's been volunteering in Zambia for 3 months with the government-funded International Citizen Service. 

Pictrue: MARK BULLIMORE

‘Change your life, help others and see the world - paid for by the government’ - Aylsham man’s plea to other young Norfolk residents

A man whose life was changed after he spent seven weeks volunteering in Africa has urged other young people in Norfolk to sign up for the UK government-funded scheme.

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

“We want to make sure the consultation is clear, and it’s open, and it’s transparent” - no Hewett academy legal challenge for now

Plans for a High Court challenge to the planned academisation of a city high school have been put on hold.

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

Council postpones decision on legal challenge to Hewett School academy conversion

Norfolk County Council has postponed a decision about whether to launch a High Court challenge against government plans to turn the Hewett School into an academy.

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The community meeting at the Christ Church Centre to discuss the future of Sewell Park College. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

‘No consultation’ as government issues academy order for Sewell Park College in Norwich

Ministers have signed an order for Sewell Park College, in Norwich, to become an academy.

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George Nobbs, leader of Norfolk County Council, in a red scarf, at Saturday's protest march through Norwich against Hewett School becoming an academy. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Two schools, two policies: why is council fighting Hewett academy conversion but not Sewell Park’s?

It is a tale of two city high schools: the Hewett School, and Sewell Park College.

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The community meeting at the Christ Church Centre to discuss the future of Sewell Park College. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Sewell Park College public meeting hears concerns about proposed academy sponsor and lack of consultation

Parents concerned about plans to convert a city high school into an academy have formed a campaign group following a public meeting this evening.

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Hundreds of people marched on Saturday against plans for the Hewett to become an academy. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Meeting held in secret set to decide whether council challenges Hewett academy conversion

A decision whether to launch a legal challenge to government plans to turn the Hewett School into an academy could be taken in secret, it has emerged.

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Headteachers hope their new teacher recruitment strategy will boost education in Norfolk. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

Re-branding Norfolk: How to solve county’s teacher recruitment crisis

Headteachers have joined forces to re-brand Norfolk and promote it to graduates across the UK and Ireland in an effort to tackle a recruitment crisis they believe is hampering efforts to improve schools.

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Sewell Park College. Picture: Denise Bradley

Community meeting called over Sewell Park College’s future

A community meeting has been called for tomorrow to discuss plans for Sewell Park College to become an academy.

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Protest march through Norwich against Hewett School becoming an academy.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Poll: Should the Hewett School become an academy?

Hundreds of protesters marched in Norwich yesterday against plans to turn the Hewett School into an academy.

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George Nobbs, leader of Norfolk County Council, in a red scarf, at Saturday's protest march through Norwich against Hewett School becoming an academy. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

“Whose school? Our school!” - hundreds march against plans to make the Hewett School an Inspiration Trust academy

Hundreds of protesters have marched through Norwich city centre to show their opposition to a prominent high school becoming an academy.

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