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Norman Lamb MP joins Norfolk teachers at mental health conference

Norman Lamb, MP for North Norfolk, was among the speakers at a conference for new teachers on how they can play their part in supporting teenage mental health.

Norfolk Teacher Training Centre’s third annual summer conference, held at UTC Norfolk on Saturday 17 June, aimed to give trainees and newly qualified teachers practical ways to monitor pupils’ emotional wellbeing and an understanding of the support that is available for young people.

Call for Wayland Community High School alumni to help inspire the next generation to succeed

Wayland Academy Norfolk (formerly Wayland Community High School) is calling on former pupils to join a new alumni group and help today’s students achieve their career aspirations.  

The new alumni group is linked to a wider campaign from the academy – ‘Inspire Wayland’ – which aims to inspire the success of current and future generations of students at Wayland Academy Norfolk. 

Ofsted says “high expectations” making a difference at improving Wayland Junior Academy

Ofsted inspectors have highlighted the “high expectations” of senior leaders, who “are ambitious” for Wayland Junior Academy Watton, and whose “strong determination is now starting to make a positive difference to pupils’ achievement.”

Wayland Junior’s principal, Nicola Kaye, says that further improvements, which are already underway, will see the academy continue to progress towards a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating. 

City Academy students play at Twickenham ahead of England rugby international

Eleven students from City Academy Norwich enjoyed a once in a lifetime experience on Sunday 26 February, as they played in a showcase 5-a-side touch rugby game at Twickenham ahead of England’s RBS 6 Nations fixture against Italy.

The Year 8 and Year 9 boys also formed part of the guard of honour that welcomed the international players on to the pitch before kick-off, where they remained during the national anthems, in front of 80,000 spectators and millions more watching at home.  

After-school club celebrates 1 year of making science fun at City Academy Norwich

The science club at City Academy Norwich is celebrating 1 year of getting students excited about science.  Highlights at the popular after-school club, which regularly attracts 20-30 pupils each week, have included making balloon-powered hovercraft, kaleidoscopes, edible worms, air- and ethanol-powered rockets, and bouncy balls made from custard.

‘Good’ Ofsted rating for Norfolk Teacher Training Centre

Norfolk Teacher Training Centre (NTTC) has been judged by Ofsted to be ‘Good’ in all categories following its first Ofsted inspection, which has been published this week.  

The NTTC Initial Teacher Education Partnership, which opened in September 2014, was also praised by inspectors for the “strong contribution” it is making to supporting teacher recruitment in the region. 

CAN students make rapid progress in reading and spelling with ARROW

City Academy Norwich students have made fantastic progress in reading and spelling thanks to a computer programme (ARROW) which makes use of their voice to help them learn.

Wearing headsets, the students have to listen to individual words, phrases and spellings and then repeat these back.  The ARROW programme records this and the students can then listen again to what they have just learned.    

Educational psychologists say that using the so-called ‘internal voice’ in this way can be a powerful aid to learning.

Students from Wayland Junior Academy Watton run City College Norwich as part of Takeover Challenge

Over 50 year 6 pupils from Wayland Junior Academy Watton showed that running a college is child’s play when they took over roles from City College Norwich staff at all levels up to and including the Principal.

University Technical College Norfolk sees strong growth in numbers of female students

The principal of University Technical College Norfolk, Alex Hayes, says that a doubling in the number of young women choosing its unique Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) focussed curriculum is “fantastic news” for the UTC, for students, and engineering employers.

Attleborough Academy Norfolk 'Good' in all areas

Rising student achievement, and success in putting into practice its ethos of ‘CARE’ (Commitment, Acknowledgement, Respect, Excellence), are among the areas highlighted by inspectors following Attleborough Academy Norfolk’s Ofsted inspection on 20th-21st September.

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