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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Pupils will face big changes to lessons, classrooms and break times when they return to school in September.

A social care watchdog has said it has “continued concerns” about Norfolk county council and that the authority has a “wider issue”.

More than 500 people have signed an open letter urging Norfolk schools to do more to tackle racism and make it easier for both pupils and staff to report incidents.

Youngsters at a mid-Norfolk school have learned about diversity and equality issues as part of a day called Pride In Schools.

The end of the school year is here, but many parents and children have been left without the normal opportunity to say goodbye to the teachers who have made such a big difference.

The end of the school year is drawing near, but many parents and their children will be left without the normal opportunity to say goodbye to the teachers who have made such a big difference.

A school from mid Norfolk is giving every child local to it the chance to spend their summer cycling.

A high school in mid-Norfolk has been showing prospective pupils around its facilities online to help put them at ease ahead of returning in September.

An award-winning Norwich prep school is allowing all children to use its library of recorded lessons and downloadable learning resources

It’s not quite the deep dark forest where survival skills will be tested and camp fire songs sung.

Schools across Norfolk are being invited to take part in Norwich Pride Schools Week and explore the history and meaning of the rainbow flag for the LGBT+ community.

Schools have been told to keep children in class or year-sized “bubbles” and avoid creating “busy corridors” when all pupils return in September.

Staggered break times, putting children into “bubbles” and overhauling the curriculum are expected to be part of the guidelines in getting all children back into school this September.

A school trust says it has seen overwhelming backing from parents and pupils over its decision to restart some lessons in August.

Schools could be asked to create whole year-group ‘bubbles’ of up to 240 pupils under plans to ease classroom social distancing but ensure all children can return to the classroom in September.

A widely-used phrase throughout the past three months of lockdown has been: “We are all in the same storm, but not in the same boat.”

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Vulnerable children are being referred to social services in Norfolk half as often as before the coronavirus lockdown came into force, it has been revealed.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Parents could be fined if they do not send their children back to school in September, the Education Secretary has said.

The Prime Minister will attempt to kick-start the economy after Covid-19 with a decade-long schools rebuilding plan.

Plans have been unveiled for a school’s new sports hall, which is linked to a controversial housing scheme in the same town.

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A mid-Norfolk village’s primary school has been rated good by Ofsted inspectors after pupils “talked enthusiastically” about their experiences and learning there.

A village school judged to be ‘good’ in its first Ofsted report since becoming an academy has seen an increase in pupil numbers.

Children from underprivileged backgrounds are not returning to schools “in the numbers they could and should”, the prime minister had said.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

A generation of Norfolk’s children are at risk of being “failed” and “forgotten” as issues with already struggling support services are worsened by the impact of the coronavirus lockdown.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Almost three quarters of Norfolk parents believe the government has handled the closure of schools badly during the coronavirus crisis, a survey has found.

Education chiefs have pledged an investigation into the gap between how well boys perform compared to girls in Norfolk’s schools will be relaunched in the autumn despite having “stalled” due to coronavirus.

School pupils will undergo a “massive catch-up operation over the summer and beyond” to get up to speed on work they have missed, the prime minister has said.

Thousands of school children across Norfolk are set to take part in a colourful finale to a sporting event designed to get pupils active that this year had to be held online due to coronavirus.

Headteachers in Norfolk have welcomed the dropping of plans for all primary school pupils to return to the classroom before the summer break.

Plans for primary schools to welcome back all pupils to the classroom before the summer look set to be dropped.

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