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Norfolk under Ofsted scrutiny

Norfolk is one of only two local authorities in the country to face a tough new kind of inspection by schools' watchdog Ofsted.

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Inspectors to visit Norfolk Education Department

Ofsted to inspect Norfolk's Education Department Credit: PA Images

Ofsted inspectors will begin scrutinising Norfolk County Council's Education Depatment from today to find out why so many of the county's schools are underperforming.

Along with the Isle of Wight, it is the first authority to undergo the five-day inspection to determine whether it is providing the right level of support and challenge to schools in its jurisdiction.

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