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Artist Carolyn Ash, right, repairs GoGoDragon! GoGoMosaic at Tombland with help from Charlotte Disney, business development and marketing manager for Leathes Prior Solicitors, after two spoons and a fork were removed from its head. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Artist repairs Norwich dragon GoGoMosaic

One of Norwich’s GoGoDragons! has been repaired and is once again standing proud in Tombland.

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Jade Chapman (left) with her sister Laura. Picture: Ian Burt.

Award helps to boost Dereham teenager’s sign language campaign

More young people are being given the chance to learn sign language thanks to the inspirational campaign of teenager Jade Chapman.

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Head teacher Penny Sheppard at Queen's Hill primary at Costessey. Photo: Bill Smith

Queen’s Hill Primary “requires improvement” - but inspectors praise reading

A primary school serving a growing but transient community has been told it “requires improvement” by Ofsted.

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Wensum Lodge, where the Adult Education Service is based.

Tutors quit over council actions following damning Adult Education Service Ofsted report

At least seven tutors at Norfolk’s troubled Adult Education Service have resigned in protest at changes made since it was rated “inadequate” by Ofsted.

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City Academy Norwich principal Mary Sparrow. Photo : Steve Adams

High staff turnover as inspector says City Academy Norwich is taking “effective action” to improve

The recently-appointed principal of a city academy trying to turn around its performance has said the staffing changes she is introducing are needed to make the transformation she wants.

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Norwich School pupils put on a production about Edith Cavell (played by Katie Cary) called Patriotism Is Not Enough.
 Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Production pays tribute to brave Norfolk nurse

A poignant production about Norfolk nurse and First World War heroine Edith Cavell is being performed by young people at Norwich Cathedral.

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The Norwich University of the Arts degree exhibition. Amy Kelly, on the graphic communications course, with her work on the Fabry disease. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich University of the Arts degree show opens to the public

The fruits of some of Norwich’s most imaginative minds will go on display today when the Norwich University of the Art’s degree show opens to the public.

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Education secretary Nicky Morgan. Photo: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

List of Norfolk schools that could be classed as ‘coasting’

Based on Department for Education data for Norfolk primary schools in 2014, these schools are in danger of being classed as ‘coasting’ if they achieve similar results in 2015 and 2016:

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Tim Coulson, regional schools commissioner for the East Of England and North East London, will have a key role deciding what happens to

More than 100 local schools could be “coasting” if they repeat 2014 results this year and next

The government has fired a warning shot across the bows of more than 100 schools in our region after announcing new rules that could see them branded

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Tim Coulson appeared in front of the Education and Adoption Bill Committee

Not every “coasting” school will become an academy, region’s schools commissioner tells MPs

Not every “coasting” school will become an academy, the region’s schools commissioner has told MPs.

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The climbing wall at Open. Norfolk's highest indoor climbing wall.

10 things you didn’t know about OPEN

It was the setting for BBC Radio 1’s Academy as part of the Big Weekend and has hosted the likes of The Darkness, Belle and Sebastian and Bellowhead. But OPEN, in Norwich’s Bank Plain, is much more than just a music venue. As part of a series of features celebrating its tenth anniversary reporter LUCY CLAPHAM explores its work.

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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

“The school is upwardly mobile, without doubt” - new head of Sewell Park College

The new head of a Norwich high school seeking to escape from special measures has said everyone is pulling together to help it succeed.

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Sprowston Community High School headteacher Andrew John. Photo: Steve Adams

Sprowston High announces academy consultation meetings as opponents start to organise

A high school which is today launching a consultation on becoming an academy has announced the date of a meeting with parents and the wider community about the plans.

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Sophie McGinnis, Ayesha Harris, James Spragg and James Basset . Picture: ANDY NEWMAN

Finery on parade at North Walsham High School’s prom

A pink tuk-tuk, an ice cream van, American muscle cars, several Bentleys and a huge truck were among the ways that North Walsham High School leavers arrived at Northrepps Cottage on Friday for their now-traditional prom.

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

Council tells government: give us the Hewett School’s land

The battle over the future of one of Norwich’s most prominent high schools has taken a new twist as it emerged the county council has demanded that it be given ownership of its land.

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Helen Wetherall, interim head of Norfolk County Council's Adult Education Service

‘Pockets of resistance’ from some staff as council tries to turn around adult education service

Efforts to improve Norfolk’s troubled adult education service have met “pockets of resistance” from some staff, according to a report.

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Pupils in the BBC's Grange Hill series wore blazers. Photo: BBC/PA Wire

School blazers and ties make a come back

As new government research shows a return to more traditional, smarter school uniforms, Education correspondent MARTIN GEORGE looks into what is behind the resurgence of blazers and ties in the classroom

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David Lawrence OBE retires as principal of Easton College. Pictured with his wife Sarah surrounded by colleages and friends.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Easton and Otley College bids farewell to inspirational principal David Lawrence

A Norfolk college campus hosted an emotional send-off for an inspirational educator who was the driving force behind the growth of the region’s main centre of agricultural learning.

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Norwich School fashion show at OPEN, Norwich. Clothes from Taxi Vintage, Norwich Market. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

Norwich School pupils model all the latest looks at fashion show

Young people have been modelling the latest looks at an evening packed full of fashion, music and dance.

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Fewer parents are happy with the cost of school uniforms.

Are you happy with the cost of school uniforms?

Parents are increasingly unhappy about the cost of school uniforms, according to new government research.

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Langley School. Picture: Angela Sharpe

Teacher at Langley School charged with sexual offences

A teacher has been charged with a series of sex offences allegedly committed during his time at a top Norfolk private school.

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Norwich School Gala dance rehearsals taking place, that have atracted a number of boys to take part. Photo : Steve Adams

Norwich School set to present a gala night celebrating the arts

Norwich School pupils are all set to entertain with a gala night celebrating the arts.

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Acle Academy formerly Acle High School.

Picture: James Bass

Acle Academy seeks a sponsor in its bid to raise standards

A high school academy has announced it is hoping to join a local multi-academy trust to achieve higher standards.

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Sprowston Community High School could become an academy. Photo: Steve Adams

Sprowston High School to consult parents about becoming an academy sponsored by Right for Success

The Norwich area could be left with just two high schools that are not academies after it emerged that Sprowston High School will consult its parents about converting.

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New head of Sewell Park College Penny Bignell, with a sign that will probably need re-painting in September.  Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Which name would you choose for Sewell Park College when it becomes an academy?

A city high school could see its community roots reflected in a new name when it becomes an academy.

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Parts of our region continue to have some of the worst exam results in England. Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Norwich no longer the worst place in England for GCSE results

Norwich has lost its unwanted tag as the worst district in England for GCSE results - but still remains near the bottom of the national table.

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

Critics attack Inspiration Trust at consultation on Hewett School academy plans

A meeting to consult the local community about the future of a Norwich high school has heard strong opposition to a controversial academy chain taking it over.

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The launch of the East of England Teach First Summer Institute at the Ormiston Venture Academy.
Listening to the speakers.

Picture: James Bass

Scheme to send bright graduates to teach in poor communities expands into Norfolk and Suffolk

Dozens of high-flying graduates will be sent to train as teachers in some of our poorest communities in an effort to break the link between family income and a child’s performance at school.

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Royal Norfolk Show 2014

8,500 children expected to take educational visits to the Royal Norfolk Show

An expanded schools programme is set to welcome 8,500 children to this year’s Royal Norfolk Show, following changes aimed at ensuring youngsters do not miss out on educational opportunities at next week’s event.

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Russell Brand speaks at the End Austerity Now rally in Parliament Square, London. Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire

University of East Anglia students join London anti-austerity protest

Students from the University of East Anglia joined protesters in a national anti-austerity march through the streets of London on Saturday.

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