Jane Townsend, principal of Easton and Otley College. Leaders at the college said they were "disappointed" with its second inadequate judgement from Ofsted. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant Leaders at an East Anglian college which has been judged inadequate by education watchdogs for a second time say they are committed to their improvement strategy. Easton and Otley College was inspected by Ofsted in October. Picture: ArchantEaston and Otley College received the overall judgement from Ofsted, which said a failure by senior leaders to “rectify weaknesses” meant that “ineffective” teaching was still holding back students.The college, which has almost 4,000 students across its two campuses, was ranked as inadequate in five out of eight criteria following the inspection in October despite efforts by the leadership team – including new principal Jane Townsend – to right the ship.In a statement from Ms Townsend and chair of governors Mark Pendlington, … [Read more...] about College committed to turn-around vision despite second ‘inadeqaute’ judgement by inspectors
PUBLISHED: 07:29 12 November 2018 | UPDATED: 07:29 12 November 2018 Bethany Wales Carleton Rode school for the launch of the EDP book tokens Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018 Archant 2017 And as our Books For Schools campaign enters its second month, we have been on a mission to crown the region’s favourite children’s book. Launch of the third phase of Norwich 4 Jobs at Jobcentre Plus in Norwich. Chloe Smith MP speaking at the event. Picture: ANTONY KELLYA poll compiled of 15 of the UK’s top children’s books posted on the Eastern Daily Press website last week has so far attracted hundreds of votes, all keen to make sure their favourite is in with a chance of making top shelf.Voting closes at midnight on Friday, November, 16, so make sure you help your favourite win the crown.To help you decide, we asked some well known local faces to share their top picks.Ed Balls, ex-politician and NCFC ChairmanSouth West Norfolk MP … [Read more...] about What will be crowned Norfolk’s favourite children’s book?
Gallery School cooks from Norse preparing meals in a kitchen. Picture: lee Blanchflower Blanc Photography 2013 Being adaptable and offering interesting as well as healthy school dinner options to children will be key to maintaining their uptake in Norfolk, a catering boss has said. Children tucking into a healthy lunch at St Williams School, Thorpe. pic taken 29th sept 1986 c12714 pic to be used in edp dml 21st sept 2011The country is preparing for National School Meals Week (November 12 to 16), which aims to change perceptions around school meals and celebrate the people who provide them.The catering arm of Norwich-based facilities group Norse serves daily meals in schools and academies with some 39,200 students, and provides more than 25,000 primary school meals in Norfolk and Suffolk every day.Figures from Norse show that the average take-up of paid school meals among key stage two pupils (aged seven to 11) among the schools it serves is 23pc, while some 70pc of key … [Read more...] about Exploring the past, present and future of school dinners in Norfolk
Eight out of 36 children's homes in Norfolk have one of the two lowest ratings from Ofsted. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto Archant Millions of taxpayers’ pounds are being spent on housing vulnerable children in homes criticised by inspectors. Inspectors found cannabis in two homes. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYMore than a quarter of all children’s homes in Norfolk and Suffolk have been judged “inadequate” or “require improvement” by Ofsted - the two lowest of four possible ratings. Norfolk County Council said only a small number of the 1,200 children in its care are in private care homes and the “vast majority” of those homes were good. Nine children’s homes in Norfolk - a quarter - are rated “outstanding”. The homes, for children taken into care, are staffed around the clock, but our investigation found: •Children are taking drugs, regularly running away and at risk in some private homes•Children at one home … [Read more...] about Drugs, drink and children going missing
PUBLISHED: 16:43 09 November 2018 | UPDATED: 16:43 09 November 2018 Joseph Norton Parents have been outraged that CCTV has been set up in the pupils toilets at Acle Academy. Picture: Anonymous Archant A Norfolk school has installed CCTV in its toilets after a spate of vandalism. Parents have been outraged that CCTV has been set up in the pupils toilets at Acle Academy. Picture: Shane HarveyAcle Academy put the cameras in during half-time in both boys and girls toilets and has reassured parents that their children’s privacy will “not be compromised.”Some angry parents have hit out at the decision with one calling it “very intrusive” and another saying it is “something you just do not do”. Shane Harvey, 33, from Acle who has two stepdaughters in year 8 and year 11 said installing CCTV in the toilets “is not right”.Mr Harvey said: “Putting CCTV in children’s toilets is just something you do not … [Read more...] about Norfolk school installs CCTV in children’s toilets