Friday, June 24, 2016
Great Yarmouth High School
Louise Jackson, new head at Great Yarmouth High School

Great Yarmouth High School has announced the appointment of Louise Jackson as its new permanent headteacher.

Rugby star Phil Vickery opens the new conservatory at Clement Lodge at Sidestrand Hall School with it's newly built conservatory funded by Wooden Spoon Children's Charity. 

Photo by Mark Bullimore

Former England rugby union captain Phil Vickery is to join youngsters at John Grant School tomorrow for the launch of its new and improved sensory room.

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Wroughton Junior School, Gorleston

Leaders and governors at a junior school have “presided over its decline”, according to a report by inspectors.

Tamsin Poulter will take over the reins at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy in September.

As one head steps into retirement another is preparing to take up the reins at a “success story” academy.

St Nicholas Priory Junior School, Great Yarmouth.

A primary school has moved to dispel child abduction rumours after an innocent incident was misconstrued.

Norfolk police
Great Yarmouth High School.

Picture: James Bass

A troubled high school has been hit by another blow after a damning Ofsted report put it in special measures.

Great Yarmouth High School
Dr Catherine Richards, principal of East Norfolk Sixth Form in Gorleston.

A sixth form college has pulled out of plans to merge with two further education colleges, and is now exploring a merger with another sixth form instead.

Sixth Form College
Parents and residents have expressed their concerns about road safety outside Cliff Park junior school.
Cars stopped on double yellow lines on Bridge Road as the end of the school day approaches.

Picture: James Bass

Neighbours have expressed their concerns about parking chaos on a road near two schools and the James Paget.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Alderman Swindell

The headteacher of a primary school remains positive, despite being told it requires improvement again by Ofsted.

Children and staff at Calthorpe nursery in Great Yarmouth which has received a good Ofsted report.

Picture: James Bass

A Great Yarmouth nursery is celebrating a glowing Ofsted which singles out all aspects of its work and teaching for praise.

Crucial information was not shared to protect the girl from the sex offender. PICTURE POSED BY MODEL 
Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A series of failures left a vulnerable girl to be abused by a convicted sex offender who was in a relationship with her mother, a damning report has found.

Norfolk County Council
Hemsby Primary School celebrating its good Ofsted report.

Picture: James Bass

A village primary school is celebrating its determined efforts to get to “good”.

Cliff Park Infant School and Cliff Park Junior School. 

Picture: James Bass

Parents fear a child could be killed or seriously injured outside a school entrance because of the way people drive down a road.

Norfolk County Council
East Norfolk Sixth Form College, Gorleston.

Plans for two high schools and two sixth forms to create a pioneering academy trust may proceed without one of the sixth forms.

George Osborne
Great Yarmouth College.  Picture: James Bass

Plans for three coastal colleges to merge won the backing of more than half the people who took part in a consultation, but many raised concerns about travel.

Great Yarmouth College
Acle Academy.  Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The executive headteacher of a struggling academy who resigned last month, just weeks into the job, is now returning to the school.

Acle Academy
Martin Scott headteacher at Peterhouse Primary school.
The outdoor classroom bus had its rear window smashed and other areas of the playground where vandalised over the Easter holidays.

Picture: James Bass

Vandals targeted school playground, damaging an outdoor classroom and religious space, during the school holidays.

Great Yarmouth High School.

Picture: James Bass

After a period of unsettled leadership, Great Yarmouth’s troubled High School is to become part of an academy group.

Norfolk County Council
Treetops Day Nursery in Martham which has been rated Outstanding by Ofsted.
Staff and children.

Picture: James Bass

A village nursery has been boosted by an Ofsted report that flags all of its work as outstanding, heaping praise on teachers and pupils.

Des Reynolds, executive head teacher the Short Stay School for Norfolk. Picture: SUBMITTED

Children in the Great Yarmouth area who have problems dealing with mainstream education could benefit from embryonic plans to set up a new free school in the town.

Great Yarmouth
Winners, left to right, back row: Harriet Bradnock, Jessica Read, Cllr James Joyce, Wendy Thomson (managing director of Norfolk County Council) Cameron Leitch, Greta Saripova. Left to right, front row: Charlotte Snell, Harvey Luker, Fleur Curson, Thomas Dewin

Nine young leaders are starting their first week as members of the youth parliament after winning elections which saw a record turn out.

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A wanted man was arrested in the early hours yesterday, after he had become stuck in a ditch in Caister.

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Great Yarmouth
Yesterday, 14:40
Iceland store at Market Gates

Iceland have confirmed they are looking to open up one of their “larger format” stores at the Gapton Hall Retail Park.

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Lucas Pontes, 8, from Great Yarmouth was diagnosed with a brain tumour in April 2015. Now his family have been told there is nothing doctors can do and he only has 12 months to live.

Lucas with sister Luana, 2.

A bar manager has set his sights on organising a fundraising football tournament for 8-year-old Lucas Pontes, who has just 12 months to live.

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Yesterday, 16:04
UNSPOILED: naturalist Robin Harrison in his wildfowler's punt in 1969 leaving his Lapwing retreat on Breydon Water where a developer planned a controversial major leisure complex. Picture: MERCURY LIBRARY

Anybody with a grand vision for guiding the Great Yarmouth area towards a bright and prosperous future, restoring us to our long-gone position as brand leader, deserves a hearing and encouragement. All too often, however, these turn out to be over-elaborate, impractical and outrageously expensive and, after the initial hype and euphoria, are consigned to never-never land.

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The Hemsby Lifeboat rescued a man from the River Bure near to Stokesby. PICTURE: Hemsby Lifeboat.

A man was rescued from the River Bure after falling from a boat near Stokesby – resulting in a two hour search.

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