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Sunday, July 26, 2015
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A head teacher who has spent his life in education is retiring to enjoy time with his family.

Yolanda Botham, principal at Lowestoft Sixth Form College, one of the colleges looking at the new arangement.

Five coastal colleges facing a reduction in funding because of declining student numbers should consider joining forces to create a “single unit” to ensure they can survive long-term, a government review has said.

Great Yarmouth College
Jayne Biggs, right, who is campaigning for more defibrillators in the community, her daughter Violet, centre, who suffered a cardiac arrest two years ago, and Ryan Freeman, left, headteacher at Homefield Primary school who have just installed their own defibrillator.

A primary school has raised enough money to purchase easy-to-use lifesaving equipment, giving those who could suffer a cardiac arrest the best chance at survival.

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Caister Junior School millenium time capsules in storage

A Caister school is keeping its promise to hold a school reunion and dig up millennium memories made 15 years ago.

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Jonnie Bayfield has won £30,000 from the Sky Arts Scholarship. Picture: Submitted

An actor, writer and comedian has won a scholarship to complete a coming-of-age novel set in his childhood Norfolk town.

East Norfolk Sixth Form College
Acle Academy formerly Acle High School.

Picture: James Bass

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

Acle Academy
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.

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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.

East Norfolk Sixth Form College
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.

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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.

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from left,  Iain Reid, director of Citygate, owners of Havenbridge House, Sheila Lock, director of children's services, James Joyce, chairman of children's services committee, Mick Castle, county councillor for Yarmouth North & Central outside Havenbridge House.

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Norfolk Constabulary police vehicle. Picture: James Bass.

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Picture: James Bass

A man who was airlifted to hospital following an accident on the A143 at Haddiscoe on Saturday night has died.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015
Headteacher Brendan McCarney is retiring after 15 years at Caister Infant school.

A head teacher who has spent his life in education is retiring to enjoy time with his family.

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Music Makers launch at St George's Theatre in Great Yarmouth

Music has been called a universal language and now, a Great Yarmouth group, is using tunes to help people with dementia.

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Saturday, July 25, 2015
Police are due to get more powers to tackle street drinking

New police powers are to be rolled out across the entire borough in a bid to crack down on anti-social behaviour fuelled by drinking.

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