Minister spearheads drive for more academy schools in Norfolk

This article originally appeared in the Eastern Daily Press on Tuesday July 9th. Photo credit: Bill Smith. See the original article here.

The drive to create more academy schools is the key to improving education in Norfolk, according to an education minister holding a series of three unique events to recruit new academy sponsors.

Norfolk teenager wins work placement at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s restaurant

This article is taken from the Eastern Daily Press: Thursday May 23rd 2013. See original here.

Pictured: The Foster Refrigerator Chefs of Tomorrow competition at City College. Judges Ashley Sword, left, sales director at Foster Refrigerator, and TV River Cottage chef Tim Maddams with the winner, Chloe Friend from City College Norwich. Picture: Denise Bradley

College toasts Ofsted success (a report by Mustard TV)

Delight as City College Norwich is rated ‘good’ by inspectors

City College Norwich has been rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted – and now it wants to become outstanding. Principal Corrienne Peasgood vowed that the college would continue to improve after inspectors praised teaching, learning and involvement in the development of Norfolk’s education.

See the video report by Mustard TV here.

Case study: Regional education federations (an article from SecEd)

A federation of schools and colleges in Norfolk has become the first sub-regional federation of its kind in England. Dick Palmer explains.

Imagine a world in which school and college heads were free to focus all of their energies on enhancing teaching and learning, in which there was strong sub-regional collaboration to improve outcomes for all, and where there were clear progression routes with relevant pathways for all students.

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