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

Government wants Hewett School to become an academy sponsored by the Inspiration Trust

The Hewett School is set to become an academy sponsored by the Inspiration Trust, after the government revealed its preferred future for the troubled high school.

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

Hewett School battle could go to High Court

The fight for the future of the Hewett School could be set for the High Court, after county council leaders revealed they were prepared to take legal action against the government.

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Young cellists taking part in the Norfolk County Music Festival at the Central Baptist Church, Duke Street. Victoria Davies, 6. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY.

Young cellists perform in Norfolk County Music Festival

Young cellists are among those who have been taking part in this year’s Norfolk County Music Festival.

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Artists and sponsors with one of the heritage GoGoDragons. From left, back, the sponsors, Simon Linestead, Nurture Financial Planning; Lee Boswell, Alan Boswell Group; Dave Brown, Gasway; Rebecca Downie, Intu Chapelfield; and Heath Alexander-Bew, Alan Boswell Group. Front, artists Fiona Muller and Tim Edwards. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY.

Sponsors snap up dragons celebrating Norwich’s heritage

People will be able to explore parts of Norwich’s history while spotting dragons this summer after four sponsors pledged their support to a special project.

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Ashton Sharman, 9, and his brother, Callum, 10, with one of the finished baby GoGoDragons!, as they prepare to take one of the blank baby GoGoDragons! for their fellow pupils at the Hall School to paint. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY.

Baby GoGoDragons! fly into classrooms across Norfolk

Some rather unusual pupils are flying into classrooms across Norfolk as the GoGoDragons! schools project gathers pace.

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Photo credit read: Ben Phillips/PA Wire

The 50 books children should know by the time they are 16 - how many have you read?

It is a list likely to provoke memories as much as debate. LYNN CROMBIE looks into a report which identifies the 50 books children should have read by the age of 16

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Pianists (16 and under) in the 2015 Norfolk County Music Festival at the Assembly House. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY.

Norfolk County Music Festival celebrates 90th anniversary

More than 4,000 young people have been tuning up to take part in a special celebration of music as the Norfolk County Music Festival marks its 90th anniversary.

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

Ofsted says uncertainty about Hewett’s future is hindering efforts to improve it

The Hewett School’s first Ofsted monitoring report since it was put in special measures has said uncertainty about its future has made it difficult for the school or county council to make long-term plans for its improvement.

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Pupils hold a special tea party for head teacher, Mrs Chris Gibson, who is retiring after 18 years at Saxlingham Nethergate C of E VC Primary School.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Village says fond farewell to retiring head of Saxlingham Nethergate Primary School

Pupils and parents have paid a heartfelt farewell to the head of a small village school at a tea party to mark her retirement.

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Winter School Games cross country at Gresham's School, Holt. The Year 4 girls race. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Video and photo gallery: Schoolchildren across Norfolk take part in Winter Games cross country race at Gresham’s School in Holt

Around 640 competitive youngsters put on their running shoes yesterday to try and be named cross country champion.

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Carol Vorderman has an IQ of 156.

Mensa testing is taking place in Norwich - so are you bright enough to make it?

Are you bright enough to join an organisation reserved for the intellectual elite? You can find out on Saturday.

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Elizabeth Field pictured at her daughter Samantha's wedding in London, 2009. Picture by: David Willems

‘She was very inspiring and very motivating’ Tributes to former Gorleston teacher

Tributes have been paid to a much-loved former teacher described as having a “magical gift” with children who has died at the age of 66.

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Norfolk Winter School Games 2015.
Norfolk Snowsports Club at Whitlingham.
Yr 7-11 Skiing.

Picture: James Bass

Gallery: Norfolk Winter School Games continues today

On Friday the Norfolk Winter School Games was kicked off in style when youngsters from across Norfolk took part in sports including skiing.

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Jeremy Rowe, interim headteacher at Sewell Park College

Ofsted inspection boost for Sewell Park College

A city high school which was plunged into special measures last year is “in a good position from which it can improve quickly”, according to its first Ofsted monitoring report.

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Rachael Baylis, who collected 350 signatures on a petition  for a pedestrian crossing on Happisburgh Road, North Walsham. Pictured with three of her children: Fraya, Caleb and Teejay Baylis. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Bid for pedestrian crossing to help children on North Walsham’s Happisburgh Road is put on Norfolk County Council ‘long list’

A bid for a pedestrian crossing on a busy section of North Walsham’s Happisburgh Road has been put on Norfolk County Council’s “long list”.

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Archaeology student Tom Lucking.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Video: UEA archaeology student unearths Anglo-Saxon pendant worth an estimated £50,000

It was a discovery most archaeologists could only dream of making once in their career. For Tom Lucking, it came during the first year of his undergraduate course at the UEA.

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NUA window projection of students work to celebrate the university's 170th anniversary.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Outdoor screen marks the 170th anniversary of Norwich University of the Arts

Film, fashion, sculpture and more are being digitally projected onto one of Norwich University of the Arts’ buildings for a special anniversary project.

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City College Norwich Travel and Tourism students(l to r) Callie Nind, Jodila Laissi, Elloise Cordy, Kristal Wells, Lily Townsend and Thomas Macleod who won the pitch for the 'Night at the Museum' event to be held at Norwich Castle Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Teenagers to organise a night at the museum at Norwich Castle for a college project

As student projects go, it’s on a slightly bigger scale than most.

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The beech tree at Hethersett Old Hall School when it was about to be felled.

Hethersett school’s 300-year-old beech tree must be felled amid health and safety fears

Staff and students at a Hethersett school have said farewell to a 300-year-old beech tree which has stood in its grounds since it opened.

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Notre Dame High School perform Les Miserables School Edition to celebrate the school's 150th year. 
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Norwich pupils perform Les Misérables School Edition at Norwich Playhouse

Norwich pupils are celebrating the 150th anniversary year of their school by performing a hit musical at a city theatre.

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Lingwood Primary School heacher Karen Lea.  Picture: James Bass

Ofsted inspector praises progress being made at Lingwood Primary School

A primary school which has been helped by a school in Hertfordshire after it was put into special measures has been told it is making good progress.

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Zoe Stone has set up her own dog grooming business in her parents garage which has been converted into a fully equipped salon.
Pictured with Cedric.

Picture: James Bass

Enterprising Bradwell teen invests in herself to open dog grooming parlour

A teenager who struggled to find work has combined her love of animals with an entrepreneurial spirit to launch her own business.

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Hewett School campaigners at the office of Simon Wright MP in Norwich.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Campaigners lobby Norwich MP to take Hewett School fight to government

Campaigners fighting for the future of the Hewett School are lobbying their MP to turn up the pressure on government.

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Body painting at City College. Photo: Steve Bacon

Photo gallery: City College students show off their extraordinary skills in the art of body painting

Have a look at some of stunning examples of body painting from a college competition whose winners will show off their skills at a high-profile festival.

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Macmillan Cancer Support has been announced as the official charity partner of the third annual Tour De Broads event

Pedal power will give a boost to cancer charity

Organisers of the third annual Tour De Broads Festival have announced their official charity partner.

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The children at Henderson Green Primary School working at their Roman Market. Giving out fruit tasters, from left, Tyler Payne, 11; Harry Barnes, 11; Daniel Leveridge,, 10; and Lamin Touray, 8. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Pupils at Henderson Green Primary school step out of the classroom and into a Roman market

Pupils at Henderson Green Primary school in Norwich delved into the history of the Romans to mark the finale of their after-school club.

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Education ministers are expected to announce successful free school applicants in the coming weeks. Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Former Thorpe St Andrew teacher banned from schools for at least five years after admitting sex offences

A high school teacher has been told he cannot teach for at least five years following his conviction for two sex offences.

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Brian Conway, headteacher of Notre Dame High School in Norwich. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Notre Dame headteacher is named a National Leader of Education

The headteacher of a leading Norwich high school has been named a national leader of education (NLE).

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Students from the Norwich Theatre Royal Arts Course rehearsing for the show The Accordion Shop, which will be performed at The Garage in March 2015.

Young Norfolk actors to present new play based on the London Riots

A thought-provoking new play based on the 2011 London Riots is to be performed by young actors in Norwich.

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Money. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Find out how much each Norfolk academy or academy chain paid out in staff severance pay

According their 2013-14 accounts, these are the amounts that academies and academy trusts with schools in Norfolk paid out in staff severance payments last year.

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