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Yesterday, 16:34
Great Yarmouth

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.

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
Ian Burchett is the principal of Trafalgar College in Great Yarmouth being brought forward by the Inspiration Trust

A new school for children who are on the autism spectrum is among three Norfolk free schools applications that have won government approval.

Norwich
Three new Norfolk free schools have been approved. Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The government has approved applications for three new free schools in Norfolk.

Norwich
Scenes from the CPRE schools conference at Fakenham Academy conference hall. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The impact of housing and tourism on rural Norfolk was the hot topic of conversation as youngsters from across the county came together to discuss rural issues and how they affect their communities.

Peterhouse primary school which has converted into Peterhouse Church of England Primary Academy.
Headteacher Martin Scott with some Year 6 pupils.

Picture: James Bass

A growing Gorleston primary school has converted to academy status with a special ceremony to celebrate the change and unveil its new sign.

Gorleston
Elizabeth Field pictured at her daughter Samantha's wedding in London, 2009. Picture by: David Willems

Tributes have been paid to a much-loved former teacher described as having a “magical gift” with children who has died at the age of 66.

Gorleston
Little Rascals nursery is celebrating a good Ofsted report

Building an igloo out of milk containers and a snowman out of tyres were among imaginative activities hailed by Ofsted inspectors during their latest visit to a Gorleston nursery.

Zoe Stone has set up her own dog grooming business in her parents garage which has been converted into a fully equipped salon.
Pictured with Cedric.

Picture: James Bass

A teenager who struggled to find work has combined her love of animals with an entrepreneurial spirit to launch her own business.

Macmillan Cancer Support has been announced as the official charity partner of the third annual Tour De Broads event

Organisers of the third annual Tour De Broads Festival have announced their official charity partner.

Kevin Grieve, principal of Paston College, North Walsham.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

School leaders and MPs are urging the government to back a VAT refund scheme which would generate hundreds of thousands of pounds for sixth form colleges.

Ian Cleland, chief executive of the Academy Transformation Trust. Picture: Ian Burt

Most academy groups provide services to their schools, such a finance, legal and school improvement, usually funded by ‘top slicing’ part of each school’s government grant.

Myleene Klass. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Myleene Klass was confronted in the playground of her daughter’s school by furious mothers after she mocked them online by posting up class emails about birthday present collections.

The news team from Wroughton infant school investigate the arrival of a giant egg in the school playground.

The arrival of a giant nest and a mystery egg has baffled pupils at a Gorleston school - who have suggested it could be the handiwork of a giant chicken, or even a dinosaur.

Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of Ofsted, was today asked about the report into claims three Norfolk academies received advance notice of inspection dates. Photo: Bill Smith

An MP has described the deleted emails, inaccessible emails and missing minutes that “hampered” an investigation that cleared three Norfolk academies of receiving tip-offs about inspection dates as “an enormous amount of coincidence”.

Former education secretary Michael Gove with Rachel de Souza.Photo: Steve Adams

An independent probe into allegations three Norfolk academies received advance notice of Ofsted inspection dates has found that “on the balance of probabilities” no one at the schools was unfairly tipped off.

Dame Rachel de Souza, when she was principal of Ormiston Victory Academy.

An independent probe into allegations three Norfolk academies received advance notice of Ofsted inspection dates has said that “on the balance of probabilities” no-one at the schools was unfairly tipped off.

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The former head of chemistry at a Gorleston college has been banned from the country’s classrooms for life for embarking on a sexually motivated relationship with a vulnerable girl pupil.

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Police investigating a report of an alleged rape have sealed off an area in Great Yarmouth.

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Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A man who fled empty handed after he attempted to rob a Great Yarmouth jewellers threatening staff that he had a gun, returned shortly afterwards to apologise for what he had done, a court heard.

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The tide of illicit cigarettes and tobacco that is flooding Great Yarmouth’s streets was uncovered in a sting operation.

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The James Paget Hospital in Gorleston. Picture: Angela Sharpe

A multi-million pound building project at Gorleston’s James Paget Hospital is back on track after it was knocked off course by a lightning strike.

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The haul of cigarettes and tobacco bought by the undercover team in Great Yarmouth

The tide of illicit cigarettes and tobacco that is flooding Great Yarmouth’s streets was uncovered in a sting operation.

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Tonia and John Garner from Foxy Lodge, Hemsby have rescued a Fox Cub.

A fox cub rescued from the roadside after two men appeared to be kicking it beside the body of its dead mother is making a good recovery.

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UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall joins local UKIP party members on the campaign trail in Gorleston-on-Sea

With political tensions near boiling point on the east coast, UKIP’s deputy leader brought the national campaign trail to Gorleston-on-Sea.

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