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Dame Rachel de Souza. 
Photo: Bill Smith

Norfolk academy group hits back at latest Ofsted tip-off allegations

The Inspiration Trust has hit back at fresh claims made in the Ofsted tip-off saga, concerning three schools and ‘superhead’ Dame Rachel De Souza.

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Taverham Hall pupils experiencing life as an evacuee

Pupils learn what life was really like for evacuees during trip to Holt

Sitting in their classroom studying the Second World War, it was hard for Taverham Hall Preparatory School pupils to imagine what life in Norfolk was like at the time.

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Great Yarmouth High School.
December 2013.

Picture: James Bass

Great Yarmouth High School ‘up for the challenge’ following Ofsted inspection

The heads of Great Yarmouth High School are “taking effective action” to bring the secondary up to scratch, an Ofsted inspector has ruled.

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Gorleston junior school needs to improve, rule Ofsted

A Gorleston school criticised by Ofsted at its last inspection has been told it needs to take “immediate action” to bring about the rapid improvements needed.

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Carer Megan Mead who is a student at City College, with John Lee, the under 25's services manager at Norfolk Carers Support. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Campaign for the pupil premium to be used to help young carers

A campaign is calling on the Government to use the pupil premium to support young carers in school. Reporter Kim Briscoe talked to one young carer about her experiences.

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Students from Sprowston Community High School and Falcon Junior School have planted their own orchard thanks to a donation of fruit trees by the East of England Apples and Orchards Project.

Sprowston youngsters show off their green credentials

Green-fingered pupils have been enjoying the great outdoors and planting their own orchard.

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Local author, Steve Parker, opens The Bawburgh School's new library. From left, Jessica White, 4; Blessing Muzuire, 6; Gyles Harvey, 6; and Alfie Burtenshaw, 4. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Science writer Steve Parker thrills Bawburgh School pupils as he opens new library

A science writer with more than 300 books to his name has helped children at a village primary school celebrate the opening of their new library.

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Visitors enjoying the Wild About Norfolk event at Easton and Otley College

Easton and Otley College celebrates the many reasons to be wild about Norfolk

Visitors to Easton and Otley College took a walk on the wild side at an environmental event set up by the RSPB.

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Norwich School Choir singing at the Tower of London

Norwich School choir plays its part in special First World War service at Tower of London

Norfolk nurse Edith Cavell and members of Norwich School who lost their lives during the First World War were among the fallen heroes to be remembered at a special service at the Tower of London.

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Rachel Ward, with fellow parent Mark Sayer, campaigned against plans to turn Cavell Primary School into an academy. Picture: Denise Bradley

Revealed: Cavell Primary’s academy conversion cost Norfolk taxpayers thousands of pounds

Norfolk County Council has been accused of wasting taxpayers’ money after it emerged the interim executive board which oversaw the conversion of a primary school into an academy cost more than £18,000.

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Firside Junior School pupils(l to r) Barney Pigott, Ruby Morgan, Charlie Wilson, Toby Penrose, Emily Cullingford, Daniel Godfrey-Smith and Lucie Durrant help launch the GoGoDragons! Schools Project 2015 at their Hellesdon school.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Norfolk schools encouraged to take part in GoGoDragons! trail

A clan of baby dragons are set to fly into Norfolk schools as pupils take part in an education project linked to next year’s GoGoDragons! charity art trail through Norwich.

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Hellesdon High School pupils setting a new world record for Kazoo playing. Photo : Martin Watters

Video: Hellesdon High’s youngsters get a buzz from their world record bid

Pupils at a Norwich school are waiting to hear if an unusual record attempt will make them happy.

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TV presenter Stephen Fry was photographed with an Easton & Otley College scarecrow during a book signing event in Norwich.

Stephen Fry adds star appeal to Easton and Otley College scarecrow campaign

TV personality Stephen Fry has added some celebrity appeal to a Norfolk college’s marketing campaign to get more young people interested in farming.

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Will all pupils be more attentive if they start lessons at 10am?
 PA Photo.

Is it time we gave teenage pupils a later start to improve their education?

Hard-pressed parents, breathe a sigh of relief. For tens of thousands of tetchy teenagers will be allowed a lie-in as part of an education experiment.

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Teenagers to start school at 10am in groundbreaking experiment

A groundbreaking experiment by Oxford University will see tens of thousands of students starting school at 10am in a bid to see whether later start times improve exam results.

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Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of Ofsted, speaking at the Norfolk headteacher conference. Photo: Bill Smith

Ofsted boss reveals his hopes for the future of Norfolk education

It was a speech which didn’t pull any punches, as Ofsted’s boss issued a stark challenge to Norfolk’s headteachers to raise standards. But it wasn’t unexpected, as Kim Briscoe reports.

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Two UEA students are urging people to wee in the shower to help save water

To pee or not to pee? UEA students call for people to wee while showering to help save water

Two university students are testing the water with a new approach to environmentalism on campus – by campaigning for people to wee while taking their daily shower to save water.

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Thurton Primary School has had to shut its doors today after flooding.

Thurton Primary School in south Norfolk closed after flooding causes raw sewage to seep inside

A south Norfolk school has been forced to close its doors this morning after flooding caused raw sewage to seep into the building.

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Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of Ofsted, speaking at the Norfolk headteacher conference. Photo: Bill Smith

Ofsted chief’s hard home truths for Norfolk headteachers

The boss of Ofsted today criticised Norfolk headteachers for being at risk of making mediocrity acceptable as he bluntly told them they need to drive up standards.

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Taking questions from the audience of sixth formers at the 'Question Time' style debate at Norwich Cathedral,(l to r) Geoff Riley, David Taylor, Chloe Smith MP, Norwich Cathedral Dean Revd Canon Jane Hedges, Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkins and Judge Jeremy Richards.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Students get chance to quiz a top panel

Norwich Cathedral could have been the set of a political panel show as 150 sixth form pupils debated immigration in the UK.

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Eaton Primary School has been judged

Transformation sees Norwich primary school move from special measures to “good” in less than a year

A primary school which was plunged into special measures last December has been rated “good” across the board, less than a year later.

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Easton & Otley College - Combine Harvester Remix. Picture: Supplied

Video: Combine Harvester pop remix aims to entice a ‘cool’ generation to Easton and Otley College

A modern rap remix of the most famous farming pop song is being used to tempt young people into agricultural education in East Anglia.

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Nightingale First School's cultural exchange with Malawi.  Gary Hollis, Jackie Loughlin, Ethel Kafausinyanji, Becky Adcock and Kevin Gale.

Teacher from Malawi visits Taverham pupils as part of cultural exchange

A school in Norfolk welcomed a visit from a Malawian teacher who travelled thousands of miles to learn about the British educational system and culture.

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Steve Portas, who has resigned as headteacher of Eaton Primary School.

Norwich headteacher resigns eight months after being suspended

A headteacher who has been suspended since January has resigned following the completion of an investigation into “management issues”.

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Stradbroke Primary School, Gorleston

Teachers union slams Gorleston school’s move to academy

Teachers at a school which looks set to become an academy have spoken strongly of their “disappointment” over the move.

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The Tree Bumblebee is flourishing in gardens in Norfolk.

Tree bumblebee numbers are buzzing according to new UEA research

The decline of the bee has been one wildlife’s saddest stories of recent years.

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The Open Youth Venue. 
Photo: Denise Bradley.

Funding boost for Fast-forward youth project in Norwich

Young people with disabilities are set to benefit from a free creative activities programme in Norwich that has secured £20,000 of funding.

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(L TO R) Rachel De Souza, Bill Holledge - Headteacher of Great Yarmouth Primary Academy, Dr Liz Sidwell  - Schools Commissioner and Theodoe Agnew - Academy Sponsor.  Picture: James Bass

Ofsted defends decision to investigate Norfolk academy tip-off claims internally

Schools watchdog Ofsted has defended its decision to investigate tip-off allegations internally.

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Youngsters at Hethersett Old Hall School nursery. Picture: Rachel Kassulke

Hethersett boarding school doubles size of nursery - with further expansion on the cards

A boarding school set in the heart of a housing development zone has doubled the size of its nursery - with more expansion on the horizon.

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