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Norwich students thanked by French hosts for village clean-up

A group of 40 City Academy Norwich students have been praised for helping to improve a French village whilst in central France recently as part of the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.
 
The group of 14 to 16 year olds took time out of their week-long trip of outdoor pursuits, rolled up their sleeves and helped clear litter, filling more than 70 bags as part of the big clear-up.
 
In recognition of their efforts, the students were invited to a buffet reception by the Mayor of Ambrugeat.
 
Thanking the students, the Mayor of Ambrugeat said: 

TEN Group achieves Investors in People standard

The Transforming Education in Norfolk (TEN) Group has shown that its commitment to excellence for its staff is on a par with its high ambitions for students by achieving the Investors in People accreditation.

The Bronze award comes less than 12 months into the life of the Norfolk educational federation, following a detailed assessment visit and a cross-section of interviews with 83 staff at City Academy Norwich, City College Norwich, Wayland Academy Norfolk and Norfolk Educational Services (the new organisation which provides shared services across TEN Group).

TEN Group students celebrate GCSE and A Level successes

Hundreds of TEN Group students have been celebrating their achievements over the last week, with this year’s GCSE and A level results highlighting many outstanding individual achievements and excellent progression across the board.

Iconic building for UTC Norfolk gains planning approval

The transformation of a former factory building at Yarefield Park, Old Hall Road in Norwich, into a state of the art learning environment will commence in the coming weeks after University Technical College (UTC) Norfolk’s application received unanimous approval from Norwich City Council’s Planning Committee.

IAA recognition for TEN Group’s innovative governance

The TEN Group has received national recognition for its governance after being shortlisted, and placed in the top 3, in the Innovative and Effective Governance category of the Independent Academies Association (IAA) Best Practice Awards 2012/13.  

The Innovative and Effective Governance Award recognises governing bodies that have had a substantial impact on their own school and/or have effectively supported other schools, either by making more effective use of traditional governance models or by developing or utilising more innovative approaches.

Wayland Academy helps pioneer new Swarm Apprenticeships

Local social entrepreneur and business author Robert Ashton has set up a new organisation to help very small businesses take on their first apprentice, with students and businesses from the Watton area set to be among the first to benefit.

Swarm Apprenticeships Ltd is a social business established with a grant of £50,000 over two years from Norfolk County Council.

It is a member organisation that creates clusters of enterprising apprentices working with small businesses that want to grow.  Each cluster will be centred on a market town.

Entrepreneurs inspire City Academy students to think big

More than 180 Year 8 students from City Academy Norwich heard from three successful local entrepreneurs on Friday about how to make it in the business world. 

The event, which was organised through Founders4Schools, was designed to get students thinking ahead as they prepare to make their GCSE subject choices later this year.

Education funding head sees difference City Academy Norwich is making

Peter Lauener, Chief Executive of the Education Funding Agency (EFA), the body which distributes £52 billion of funding to schools and training providers in England, saw first-hand this week how EFA funding has benefited students and the community served by City Academy Norwich.

The EFA funds the annual revenue grants to schools and academies and distributes capital funds for new school buildings.  On Tuesday Mr Lauener was given a tour of City Academy Norwich’s inspirational new building which opened last year following a £21m redevelopment.

City Academy Norwich students progress in enterprise challenge

Three teams of enterprising Year 10 and 11 students from City Academy Norwich have progressed in the Premier League Enterprise Academy competition – and can now look forward to the Norwich area final to be held at Carrow Road on 23rd July.

Working with the Community Sports Foundation, the challenge that the GCSE students have taken on is all for a very good cause.  They were set the task of coming up with a fundraising event idea for the Sporting Light Appeal and to develop and present their plans as a fully-costed business plan.  

New apprenticeship set to train Civil Engineering Technicians of tomorrow

Mott MacDonald Ltd in partnership with the TEN Group today launched a new Advanced Technician Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering that promises to train a new generation of Civil Engineering Technicians in Norfolk.

The Apprenticeship programme, that will be delivered by City College Norwich from September 2013, has been designed by national and regional consortiums of engineering firms who have tailored the programme to meet the business needs of employers.

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