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Norfolk schools trust chief says exams must go ahead as normal

A pre-school is closing its doors after 30 years after being left with only three children on its books.

Fakenham

Another Norfolk school has confirmed that it has had a case of coronavirus.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Positive coronavirus cases have been confirmed in eight Norfolk schools, council bosses have said, but none of them are classed as outbreaks.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

A Norfolk school has praised its young pupils for being positive despite the challenges posed by the need to take safety precautions in the classroom.

A headteacher has said he is “genuinely excited” about pupils returning to school.

Fakenham

It’s not quite school as they know it but thousands of children have returned to the classroom for the start of the school year.

Thousands of children across Norfolk and Waveney return to school on Monday. For the majority, it will be the first time they have been in class for six months. SIMON PARKIN reports on what schools are doing to help get pupils’ education back on track...

School children across Norfolk are returning to classrooms next week after a six-month hiatus as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Families are facing back to school uncertainty after being warned they may miss out on places on a school bus scheme.

Extra ‘child only’ bus services are set to be introduced and commuters urged to avoid school rush-hour in order to give priority to pupils when Norfolk schools reopen next week.

First-day of the new school term is likely to be like no other this year, with nerves for both parents and children.

Almost half of parents remained concerned about sending children back to school for the start of the new term, an EDP survey has found.

School fields are being turned into thriving allotments to be tended by pupils, with produce used in lessons and handed out in the local community.

Parents anxious about sending their child back to school in September have been urged to discuss their concerns with headteachers amid calls for fines for absences to be scrapped.

Schools that relaxed strict uniform requirements amid the coronavirus lockdown will expect pupils back in blazers and ties from September, as suppliers see the usual pre-term rush.

A campaign has been launched to support Norfolk parents as they prepare children for a full time return to the classroom.

Schools are preparing to welcome all pupils back into the lessons in a fortnight - many for the first time since March.

Children going back to schools may be faced with a more “Victorian” set-up as educators work hard to make sure pupils are kept safe during the return.

Children are more at risk of long-term harm if they do not attend school than if they return to the classroom despite coronavirus, the UK’s chief medical officers have warned.

Thousands of Norfolk students face uncertainty over BTEC exam results.

Pupils celebrated GCSE results as the number of students awarded top grades surged to record high after a U-turn meant results could be based on teachers’ estimated grades amid cancelled exams.

Norfolk Live

Students across the district have physically and virtually opened their GCSE results after a year that nobody expected.

After a school year like no other and confusion over how grades will be calculated, the anxious wait will finally be over today for those expecting their GCSE results in Norfolk and Waveney.

Hundreds of Norfolk and Suffolk students face further exam disappointment today, after schools and colleges were told not to issue BTEC results to students following a last-minute U-turn on grading.

After a challenging year which has seen pupils unable to sit their exams, thousands of Norfolk students are set to receive their GCSE results today.

Students have been told their A-level grades will now be based on teachers’ assessments - if they were higher than the moderated grades they received.

A-level and GCSE students will have their results based on teacher assessments after a Government U-turn.

A-level students in Norfolk and Suffolk have been plunged into fresh uncertainty after the exams regulator for England dramatically suspended its criteria for students hoping to challenge their grades on the basis of their results in mock exams.

Social workers are braced for a surge of referrals of vulnerable children when Norfolk schools go back in September, amid fears abuse and neglect has gone unreported during the pandemic.

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