Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sheila Mercer, headteacher of Woodlands Primary School, Bradwell

Parents have expressed concern after the deputy head teacher of a Bradwell primary school suddenly left his post.

Clara Jackson's winning picture of a sunset at Burgh Castle wowed the Broads Society judges

A creative teenager had scooped the top prize in an annual photography competition for her innovative shot of a sunset over the Broads.

Dame Rachel de Souza, chief executive of the Inspiration Trust.

The review of an investigation into allegations three Norfolk schools received advance notice of inspection dates will report later than previously expected, it has emerged.

East Norfolk College awards, class of 2014

More than 400 former students and their parents packed St Andrew’s Church in Gorleston for the East Norfolk Sixth Form College Certificate Presentation and Awards Evening.

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