Almost a third of working mums in East Anglia say they would have to give up their jobs if there were no breakfast clubs for their children.Read the full story ›
The Children's Services department faced with a string critical Ofsted inspections has appointed its fifth new director in a little more than three years.
Matt Dunkley will join Norfolk County Council as interim director of Children's Services in February.
Mr Dunkley worked in East Sussex for eight years and is also a past President of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services
"In Norfolk, I am keen to build on the ‘green shoots’ of recovery highlighted by both Ofsted and the DfE commissioner in their recent reports, as well as responding to the issues of pace of improvement in leadership they identified.
“There is clearly much improved practice in many parts of Norfolk children's services and staff in the service have been working hard on improvement and deserve recognition for what they have already achieved."
Mr Dunkley will take over from the current interim director Andrew Bunyan who took over in November 2016.
One of the largest and most important private collections of English literary classics has been bequeathed to Trinity College Cambridge.Read the full story ›
If the government agrees to lift the admission cap to faith schools the Diocese of East Anglia is promising 8 new schools for the regionRead the full story ›
Teachers in England are to be trained to deal with incidents of sexting in school and how to manage the fallout.Read the full story ›
A former teacher has been jailed for 12 years for sexually abusing four pupils.Read the full story ›
A former Cambridgeshire school teacher is due to be sentenced later for a string of sexual offences against pupils.
Simon Ball, who's 42 and from Gloucestershire, was arrested last February following reports he'd been having a sexual relationship with a girl he taught at Kimbolton School.
He's due before Peterborough Crown Court.
The University of Bedfordshire has come up with a new way of teaching PE to get more primary school age children active.
The 'Playmakers Programme' - developed with Virgin Active - has been trialled with 7,500 children in 30 schools across the UK over the last year.
The idea is to move away from traditional sports, which focus on winning, and encourage children to create their own original games.
Research has found that less well off students in areas including Norwich are falling well behind in the classroom.
The charity Ambition School Leadership says poorer children make nearly two years less progress at GCSE level compared to wealthier pupils.
The study follows an earlier Government announcement naming Norwich as one of six 'opportunity areas' that would get extra funding to give youngsters a better start in life.
James Toop, CEO of Ambition School Leadership, said: "We're ambitious for every child to achieve their potential but seeing how far students are falling behind in Opportunity Areas means we have to support their schools to improve."
A quarter of all teaching posts in our region are not being filled due to a lack of teachersRead the full story ›