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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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Hayley George, is travelling from Norwich to London with Abellio Greater Anglia to take part in The Show. Picture: Julia Boggio at Home by Midnight Studios.

Abellio Greater Anglia helps models to take part in charity fashion show

A local train operator is supporting two models by sponsoring their travel to an annual fashion show in aid of breast cancer awareness.

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Dame Rachel de Souza, who was principal at the Norwich school and is the current chief executive of the Inspiration Trust, which runs the academies in Thetford and Great Yarmouth. Photo: Bill Smith

Norfolk academies cleared of Ofsted tip-off

A high-level investigation in to allegations of a tip-off about Ofsted inspections at three Norfolk schools has cleared them of wrongdoing.

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The vice chancellor of the UEA, David Richardson. Picture: Denise Bradley

UEA rises to 14th in prestigious league table

The University of East Anglia is the 14th best university in the UK, according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015.

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Edith Cavell Academy children at the school's allotment after their harvest festival service. Caden-Cole Didwell, 4; and Ruby Frazer, 4. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Photo gallery: Edith Cavell Academy celebrates Anglia in Bloom award with special harvest festival

Friends and families joined together this week to celebrate a Norwich school’s recent achievements at a special harvest festival.

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Fred Beckett painting which he gave to raise money for Harford Manor school. From left: John Allen, Toby Vernon, Ben Vernon, Henry Vernon, Debbie Vernon, Paul Eteson and Tim Vernon.

Norwich school celebrates £12,500 boost from champion fundraisers

A Norwich school is celebrating a £12,500 boost thanks to champion fundraising efforts co-ordinated by the grandfather of two pupils at the school.

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An artist's impression of how the new All Saints Green development, next to Norwich Bus Station, will look.

New 228-room halls will house Norwich arts university students

The arts university in Norwich has signed an agreement for its students to be housed at a new 228-room student accommodation development next to the city’s bus station.

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Norfolk teachers taking part in the Teaching Leaders Fellows programme.

Norfolk teachers join national leadership programme aiming to close the pupil achievement gap

A group of Norfolk teachers have joined a national leadership programme aiming to close the achievement gap between poorer and better-off pupils.

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Headteachers Brian Conway, left, Notre Dame High School, and Adrian La Chapelle, St Augustines Primary School, who were contestants on the quiz show Pointless.

Norwich headteachers celebrate Pointless quiz show win

A headteacher has talked of his shock after he and a fellow head won more than £3,000 on the BBC quiz show Pointless.

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Regional schools commissioner, Dr Tim Coulson, has a tour of City of Norwich School, an Ormiston Academy, with principal Jim Nixon, left, and Nicole McCartney, national director of performance and partnerships at Ormiston Academies Trust. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Photo gallery: Regional schools commissioner Tim Coulson visits Norfolk and vows to put its education back on the map

Norfolk’s first regional schools commissioner for the east was welcomed by a handful of the county’s academies during a visit to the area as part of his latest plans to put Norfolk back on the map for education.

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Principal David Brunton, who has announced that he will retire in December. Photo: Bill Smith

Headteacher who founded City Academy Norwich will retire in December

The principal who oversaw the creation of one of Norfolk’s first academies will retire after six years at the helm.

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Cobholm Primary School classrooms.

Another Great Yarmouth school unveils academy plans

A Great Yarmouth primary school currently in special mesaures has announced it is to become an academy.

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The 2013 Bernard Matthews Youth Awards, with host, Anna Williamson.The award winners. Picture: Denise Bradley

Shortlist for 2014 Bernard Matthews Youth Awards is revealed

Inspiring young people from our region are set to be honoured at a special awards ceremony next month - and today we can reveal the shortlist for the 2014 Bernard Matthews Youth Awards in association with Eastern Daily Press.

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August 1914 members of the 4th battalion Norfolk regiment at the City of Norwich School

City of Norwich School opening its doors to remember pupils who died in world wars

The heart-rending stories of former pupils and teachers caught up in the First World War will be told when a Norwich high school opens its doors to the public this weekend.

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City College Norwich’s Further Education Awards at the Assembly House.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

City College Norwich awards night celebrates outstanding students

A Norwich college celebrated the achievements of some of its most outstanding students this evening with a special awards ceremony.

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Ian Clayton, principal of Thorpe St Andrew School. Photo: Sonya Duncan

Thorpe St Andrew School gets key role in future of Norfolk education

Norfolk’s biggest school has been given a leading role in recruiting and training new teachers, identifying potential school leaders, and supporting other schools.

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Former journalist Malcolm Chamberlin, who has written a children's book dedicated to his granddaughter. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich grandfather’s labour of love to his little Sylvia

It’s a labour of love dedicated to the most precious thing in Mac Chamberlin’s world – his first grandchild.

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Opening of Carrowbeck House, Hellesdon. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

£500,000 Hellesdon training hub revealed

A £500,000 training hub to help boost job opportunities for Norfolk teenagers has been unveiled.

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First day at the Jane Austen college in the centre of Norwich. Photo: Bill Smith

Photo gallery: Jane Austen College becomes Norfolk’s newest free school

An old shoe factory has found a new lease of life as the home of Norfolk’s newest free school.

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Employer director Shawn Taylor with students on the first day of the new University Technical College Norfolk. Photo: Bill Smith

Photo gallery: Norfolk’s first university technical college UTC Norfolk opens its doors

Norfolk’s first university technical college has opened its doors today to a pioneering group of 219 pupils as it attempts to address the skills gap for engineering in Norfolk.

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UTC Norfolk principal Alex Hayes on the roof area which will also be used for teaching. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Podcast: Women engineers, the skills gap, and Norfolk’s first university technical college - with UTC Norfolk principal Alex Hayes

As Norfolk’s first university technical college opened its doors to its first pupils, its principal sat down to record a podcast with education correspondent Martin George.

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Ian Clayton, principal of Thorpe St Andrew School. Photo: Sonya Duncan

Thorpe St Andrew School given key role in training teachers and supporting schools

Norfolk’s biggest school has been given a leading role in recruiting and training new teachers, identifying potential school leaders, and supporting other schools in the county.

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Former education secretary Michael Gove with Rachel de Souza at Ormiston Victory Academy. Photo: Steve Adams

Parent complained last year about alleged Ofsted inspection date tip off for Norwich academy

A parent complained to Ofsted last May about allegations a Norwich academy received advance notice of its inspection, it has emerged.

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The former head of Sewell Park College, Gavin Bellamy. Picture: Denise Bradley

Four Norwich headteachers quit as schools return for the new academic year

Staff and pupils of two high-profile city schools are returning to the new school year to discover their headteachers quit over the summer holiday.

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Principal Stuart Rimmer with students Olivia Hudson and Connor Nixon in the new learning street.

Great Yarmouth students step into college’s new £1.2m ‘learning street’

The sleek new surroundings of a £1.2m development at Great Yarmouth College was open to excited students this week.

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