Norfolk schools face snap inspections

Ofsted inspectors have begun a week of inspections in Norfolk to find out why the county has a disproportionate number of under-performing schools.

Inspections are taking place in local authorities across the UK where the number of children attending a good or outstanding school is well below the national average.

In Norfolk parents only have a fifty per cent chance of their child going to a good or better secondary school.

Sean Harford, the Ofsted regional director for the East of England, said: "Those school requiring improvement will have an Oftsed inspector linked to them working with the school to make it better for the young people."