Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ormiston Venture Academy in Gorleston is holding its Christmas Fayre today and in exchange for donations of food or other items for those in need in the area, pupils were allowed to wear their Christmas Jumpers.

Little Explorers Nursery which has opened at Fleggburgh Primary School. Owner Gillian Lee and MP Brandon Lewis with youngsters Jaxon Cousins and Taylor Mitchell.  Picture: James Bass

A mum who turned her fortunes around after facing redundancy is celebrating after opening her own nursery in Fleggburgh.

Lynn Grove High School, Gorleston.

A Gorleston teacher who attracted national attention after he banned the word “banter” from his class, saying it encouraged bullying, has left his post.

Stradbroke Primary School, Gorleston

An east Norfolk school on the cusp of becoming an academy has been told it is starting to turn itself around.

One of the earliest pictures in the Flegg archive shows youngsters in the art room engaged in their task the girls apparently not wearing ties.

A rural Norfolk high school founded 50 years ago is marking its golden milestone with a celebration open day today, Saturday.

A tutor at Great Yarmouth College is helping students reach for Norfolk’s big skies following an investment in over £60k in new media film and computer equipment.

An inspection looking at the quality of leadership within a church school, the quality of collective worship and finally the Christian character of the school has handed Homefield and

A Bradwell school is “thrilled and delighted” after being judged as outstanding by church school inspectors.

Lynn Grove High School, Gorleston.

A Norfolk teacher has banned the word “banter” from his classes, saying it is used to excuse bullying.

The former Claydon school site  has been sold to a mystery developer, 13 years after the buildiings were cleared. The area already has planning permission for 110 homes and nearby residents will be keen to see the detailed plans as they are brought forward.

The sale of a large slice of land in Gorleston is set to re-trigger controversy as a plan for 110 homes is revived.

Naomi Palmer, principal of Ormiston Victory Academy.

Two of Norfolk’s highest-flying academies have seen their GCSE results crash to earth in a year which saw the government toughen up league table rules.

Olympic swimmer Ross Davenport with college student Murad Khan

A popular Afghan student who is facing deportation says he has been overwhelmed by support as he battles to stay in the UK.

Pupils from St George's school making tissue paper poppies for the Festival of Remembrance in November.
The Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Marlene Fairhead lending a helping hand.

Picture: James Bass

Schoolchildren in Great Yarmouth have contributed to the borough’s Festival of Remembrance by making poppy petals to fall from the ceiling during the service.

The official opening of Great Yarmouth Primary Academy - one of the Inspiration Trust schools at the centre of the allegations. (L TO R) Rachel De Souza, Bill Holledge - Headteacher, Dr Liz Sidwell  - Schools Commissioner and Theodoe Agnew - Academy Sponsor.   Picture: James Bass

Ofsted has announced an independent review of its investigation into claims that three Norfolk schools connected to Dame Rachel de Souza received advance notice of up-coming inspections.

Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan  Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Allegations that an academy chain in charge of a raft of Norfolk schools had prior knowledge of inspections should be re-investigated amid any new evidence, education secretary Nicky Morgan has said.

Caister High School

Just months after being told it had ‘serious weaknesses’, Caister High School has been praised for making improvements.

Great Yarmouth High School.
December 2013.

Picture: James Bass

The heads of Great Yarmouth High School are “taking effective action” to bring the secondary up to scratch, an Ofsted inspector has ruled.

A Gorleston school criticised by Ofsted at its last inspection has been told it needs to take “immediate action” to bring about the rapid improvements needed.

Principal Stuart Rimmer (centre) marks the start of the college's second phase of redevelopment with students Rose Williams,17, Ellie Crouch,18, Blake Robinson,18, Declan Jermy,18 and Adam Warnes,18.

The second stage of a £6m upgrade to Great Yarmouth College is due to get under way soon after bosses appointed a contractor to carry out the work.

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

Thousands of people have signed a petition in support of Great Yarmouth’s new academy high school.

UCS Yarmouth college graduation ceremony at St Nicholas Minster.

Years of hard work and dedication was applauded at University Campus Suffolk’s Great Yarmouth centre in a graduation ceremony for students, family and friends.

Thurton Primary School has had to shut its doors today after flooding.

A south Norfolk school has been forced to close its doors this morning after flooding caused raw sewage to seep into the building.

The John Grant School in Caister for children with special educational needs.
 Photo: Angela Sharpe.

A Norfolk special school is celebrating a leap in its ratings after moving from “requires improvement” to a report which hails its outstanding work helping pupils with autism.

GY college awards

More than 250 students, local employers, family members, friends and staff of Great Yarmouth College packed the Minster last Thursday for the annual Further Education (FE) Awards celebration.

Stradbroke Primary School, Gorleston

Teachers at a school which looks set to become an academy have spoken strongly of their “disappointment” over the move.

(L TO R) Rachel De Souza, Bill Holledge - Headteacher of Great Yarmouth Primary Academy, Dr Liz Sidwell  - Schools Commissioner and Theodoe Agnew - Academy Sponsor.  Picture: James Bass

Schools watchdog Ofsted has defended its decision to investigate tip-off allegations internally.

Dame Rachel de Souza, who was principal at the Norwich school and is the current chief executive of the Inspiration Trust, which runs the academies in Thetford and Great Yarmouth. Photo: Bill Smith

A high-level investigation in to allegations of a tip-off about Ofsted inspections at three Norfolk schools has cleared them of wrongdoing.

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