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Thursday, June 25, 2015
Acle Academy

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

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

Picture: James Bass

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.

Great Yarmouth
School leavers day at Stalham High School where traditionally students turn up in a variety of weir and wonderful forms of transport and costumes. Pictured is Siobhan Jeans and Rebecca Carter

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

School’s out for the Class of 2015 at Stalham High, and the year 11 leavers made quite an entrance on their final day.

Great Yarmouth College
Edward Worlledge gold award. Front row: Year 6 pupils Maneeb Humair, 11, Haydn Page, 10, and Emily Jowett, 11 with Linda Dickeson, Graham Lodge, headteacher Dawn Knightley and year six teacher James Smith.

From mock battles on the playing field to searching for mysterious creatures in the undergrowth; pupils at a Great Yarmouth primary school have been leaving the classroom to boost their curriculum.

Norfolk County Council
Sutton CofE Infant School celebrates it's 40th anniversary with the Bishop of Thetford Alan Winton leading a special assembly and ex staff returning to tour the school.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Pupils, parents and staff at a small north Norfolk school are celebrating another big June milestone.

Craig Avieson. Picture: submitted

Parents say they have been reassured about the future of Cobholm’s primary school after meeting with the headteacher - and are now focused on taking positive steps forward.

Inspiration Trust
Youngsters from Southtown Primary School made a film about the life and times of Sir James Paget. The film is having its premiere at St Georges Theatre as part of the Great Yarmouth Arts Festival.
Year 3 pupils at the premiere.

Picture: James Bass

Pupils from a Great Yarmouth school were glued to the big screen this week when a film they made had its premiere.

Sutton Infant School has received a Good Ofsted report. Pupils enjoying the sunshine.  Picture: James Bass

Staff and children at Sutton Infant School are celebrating an improved result in their Ofsted rankings.

Lynn Grove High School, Gorleston.

Ofsted has published a draft report for a Norfolk school on its website, despite having written the phrase “not for disclosure or publication” across each of its 10 pages.

Gorleston
Great Yarmouth High School.
December 2013.

Picture: James Bass

Great Yarmouth High School could become the second high school to join Norfolk’s fastest growing chain of academies.

Inspiration Trust
Luke Welch with the logo he has turned into a school badge for pupils at a Gorleston primary and nursery school which is being re-branded.

A new nurturing logo is helping to usher in a new era at a soon-to-be renamed primary and nursery school in Gorleston.

New head teacher of Stalham High School Amy Webb with new assistant head teacher Paul Norris. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The new headteacher of a school in special measures has bold ambitions to turn it around by next summer.

Parents are pulling their children out of class amid concerns about Cobholm Primary Academy

Angry parents are pulling their children out of a Great Yarmouth school amid concerns for their education - and say they do not feel safe sending them to class.

Inspiration Trust
Tim Phillips, headteacher of Acle Academy.

The headteacher of an academy which was criticised following a confidential pilot Ofsted inspection has gone on sick leave.

Acle Academy
Nicola Sturgeon's letter to Peterhouse Primary School pupils

Children who championed SNP policies when their school held a mini mock general election have been personally congratulated by party leader Nicola Sturgeon.

Scotland
Acle Academy.  Picture: James Bass

A confidential inspection of a Norfolk academy has highlighted concerns about its performance, it has emerged.

Acle Academy
Great Yarmouth College marine engineering lecturer pictured with staff and students who are transforming the bus for TLC, that has been vandalised, setting their good work back. Photo: Steve Adams

A charity group has been left saddened after vandals attacked its double-decker bus that is set to become a mobile outreach centre.

Great Yarmouth College
A group of Yarmouth students show casing their work in one of their first exhibitions. Featuring photography, fashion, graphic desing, digital art, music and film.
Caddie Williams with her work.

Colourful prints, atmospheric photography and detailed landscapes were among the pieces on display when a group of Great Yarmouth students proudly showed off their artistic skills.

Great Yarmouth College
Wendy Missons, headteacher at Great Yarmouth High School.

Picture: James Bass

The headteacher of Great Yarmouth High School (GYHS) has left her post amid an investigation into the secondary school’s finances.

Great Yarmouth
The annual Norfolk Chess Association chess congress at Yarmouth's Town Hall.

Kings and queens did battle on the small scale when chess players from across the country gathered in Great Yarmouth for an annual competition.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Great Yarmouth college students at Gardline Marine Sciences learning about geotechnical soil sampling and seismic activities.

Picture: James Bass

More than 170 students got a hands-on taste of working in the offshore energy sector when they took part in a week-long work experience.

Great Yarmouth College
Cliff Park Infants School gets a Good ofsted report, while Cliff Park Junior School (part of the same academy) is taken out of special measures.

Executive Headteacher of Cliff Park Schools Trust, Sue Mitchell with Louise Watkins, Junior School Head and Phil Reid, Infant School Head and pupils from both schools.

Picture: James Bass

A Norfolk junior school has been removed from special measures two years after becoming an academy, while its sister school has achieved another ‘good’ Ofsted.

Great Yarmouth
Parts of our region have some of the worst school absence rates in England.

The level of school attendance in parts of our region is among the worst in the country, according to figures which will raise fresh concerns about efforts to improve education standards.

Norfolk County Council

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British first Syedra Mymicarum that has been found in Winterton Dunes.

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Dance Estelle show at the Hippodrome in Great Yarmouth.

Picture: James Bass

For the packed audience at the Great Yarmouth Hippodrome it was an irresistible invitation: Let’s Dance.

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Dusty Miller who celebrates his 80th birthday this week and celebrating almost 60 years on the beach in Great Yarmouth.

Picture: James Bass

They may not be from the Antarctic but even the South American Humboldt penguins at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre were sweltering a bit in the recent heat. Luckily for the eight-strong flock of penguins living on our east coast, their quick-thinking keepers have set up a refreshing cold water shower to help cool down and all this week have been preparing tasty iced fish cakes to keep the critters chilly enough for comfort.

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HOUND DOG NICKNAMED ELVIS THANKS TO HIS PERMANENT CURLED LIP. 

Picture: photo-features.co.uk

A rescue hound who suffered horrific injuries in a dogfight has been named after rock ‘n’ roll royalty - as his scars have left him with an appearance just like The King.

Read more
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