Key Institutions

Transforming Education in Norfolk (TEN) Group

The parent company of the TEN Group is the registered charity, Transforming Education in Norfolk (TEN). TEN plays a key role in setting the strategy for the federation as a whole and co-ordinates inter-institutional activities such as staff development and standards and targets.

Through a Senior Leadership Team, including the heads of each of the Group members, the TEN Group supports and oversees the management teams at each of the member organisations. It also has an appointed Group Chief Executive and a team of high calibre local Trustees.

City College Norwich

City College Norwich is a leading provider of higher, further and community education for the eastern region. With a turnover of £45 million and over 14,000 students, City College Norwich has established a reputation for excellence in academic standards as well as innovations in operational and strategic direction.

City Academy Norwich

Four years ago it was the fourth-worst performing school in the country. Only six out of every hundred pupils obtained five A* to C grade passes at GCSE, including maths and English. Now its pupils are brimming with a new sense of confidence – spending three years instead of two on their GCSE studies, starting them at the age of 13.

Norfolk University Technical College

Opening in September 2014, the Norfolk UTC will offer 600 14 – 19 year old students specialised educational opportunities in energy, advanced manufacturing and engineering. It will work in close partnership with key commercial sectors in the region, supporting their growth with highly skilled new employees.

Norfolk Teacher Training Centre

Norfolk Teacher Training Centre (NTTC), based at St Andrews House in the centre of Norwich, provides a dynamic new option for teacher training. Completion of NTTC training gives students Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as part of the School Direct programme which sees the majority of trainee teachers’ time spent gaining hands-on experience in a broad range of schools and colleges throughout the county.

Norfolk Educational Services

One of the commitments of the TEN Group is to apply innovation at every level, not just in the classroom. An initial review of every aspect of their collective operations made it clear that by centralising some core activities, economies of scale could benefit all of us. A new company, Norfolk Educational Services, was set up to meet these needs.

Norfolk Academies

Norfolk academies

Norfolk Academies, part of the TEN Group, is a Multi Academy Trust (MAT), a company limited by guarantee, responsible for all academies within the TEN Group apart from CAN and UTC Norfolk.

Norfolk Academies holds ultimate responsibility for all decisions regarding the running of the individual academies and is accountable for their performance. However, Norfolk Academies delegates some of the matters to local governing bodies (LGBs) in order to enable more focused local control, though it remains legally responsible for standards across all academies within the MAT.

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At present there are four academies within the Norfolk Academies MAT:

Attleborough Academy Norfolk

Attleborough Academy Norfolk is a popular 11 to 18 community school which is continually developing to meet the demands of providing the highest quality education for all students. The combination of quality learning resources particularly in ICT and a high emphasis on care and guidance makes Attleborough Academy an exciting and forward looking school where all students can thrive.

Fakenham Academy Norfolk

Choosing the right secondary school is one of the most important decisions a parent will make. At Fakenham Academy we aim to provide a positive and a supportive environment where children achieve their potential and enjoy the engagement in learning.

We believe every child should strive to reach their potential in an environment of mutual respect and taking responsibility for their learning. Our children have a right to be safe and happy at school which in turn we will act robustly against those that disregard that ideal.

Wayland Academy Norfolk

Wayland Academy is an increasingly popular and successful academy that was previously a specialist Technology College. It was the first converter academy choosing to go into partnership with a Further Education college in Norfolk - City College Norwich.

The unique characteristics and approach at Wayland Academy encompass the belief that "if you know your child well you can nurture and develop positive 'learning relationships' which enable faster progress and impact on the broader qualities needed to make a young successful adult".

Wayland Junior Academy Watton

Wayland Junior Academy Watton became the first primary school to join the TEN Group. This was an exciting development for the school, the Watton community and for the federation as a whole, as it meant there was now a TEN Group progression pathway from Key Stage 2 right through to degree level. Wayland Junior Academy Watton works closely with neighbouring Wayland Academy Norfolk to support pupils’ progression to high school, supported by the considerable experience and expertise across curriculum areas and across phases within the TEN Group.