The Hewett Academy, run by the Inspiration Trust, was one of the Norfolk secondary schools to have more than 20pc of its places unfilled for the 2019/20 year seven intake. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant Nine secondary schools in Norfolk have more than one in five of their places for the new intake in September unfilled, figures reveal. Admissions data from Norfolk County Council shows three schools – Thetford Academy, North Walsham High School and Sewell Park Academy in Norwich – had more than one third of their places empty as of March 1, the day offers were announced.The figures are less dramatic than in 2018, when three schools in the county had more than half their places unfilled.As of March 1, 9,039 of the 9,781 places in the county’s 52 high schools for 2019/20 were filled.Thetford Academy, run by the Inspiration Trust, had the highest proportion of empty places, with only 202 of 330 places filled. Applications for places at North Walsham High School were … [Read more...] about Which Norfolk secondary schools have the most empty places for the new intake?
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F irst of all I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. January marks the return to school for pupils, teachers, staff and governors after the busy Christmas period and the start of spring term. For many, thoughts will begin to turn towards exams and the next steps in their education, writes Jonathan Lewis, Peterborough City Council director of education. As we get back to work and start looking forward to what 2019 will bring, I want to focus on some of the highlights from the past 12 months. It’s fair to say that 2018 was highly challenging, but we have made positive steps and achieved some great things. We are making steady progress, however it will take time, effort and patience to get to where we want to be. Our utmost goal is to boost outcomes for schools and pupils across the city and the fact that our Key Stage 2 results for 2018 showed steady improvement was great news.The final results showed that 66 per cent of pupils achieved the expected standard in reading … [Read more...] about Making progress…. but lots to do
A newly-qualified social worker from Bexhill was dismissed from working for the county council after she was told her 18-year-old drug conviction ‘represented a substantial risk to the reputation of the service’. Lisa Burnett, 39, was jailed in Jamaica in March 2000 for trafficking liquid cocaine – a charge she has denied but always been open about.After years of getting her life ‘back on track’, the mum of four was employed as a children’s services caseworker by East Sussex County Council (ESCC) – which said it was fully aware of Miss Burnett’s previous drug conviction when she was employed – and started working for it on September 17, 2018.However, on October 19 she was dismissed.Miss Burnett said: “I feel that this unjust and unfair treatment is based on a historical conviction and not the context.“I was a young female, groomed and imprisoned, an experience that I have learnt a lot from. Without the media coverage, I … [Read more...] about East Sussex council dismisses social worker with drug conviction – despite knowing about it when employing her
PUBLISHED: 20:56 29 November 2018 | UPDATED: 20:56 29 November 2018 Open Academy in Norwich has been crticised by Ofsted inspectors in a recent report. Picture: Archant Archant Bosses at Norfolk’s original academy think it is “better than it is”, according to a report which criticised its teaching, leadership and pupils’ poor attitudes to learning. Mary Jane Edwards, chief executive of the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT), which runs Open Academy. Picture: DNEATOfsted inspectors have told the Open Academy in Norwich it must up its game after a recent inspection found leaders, governors and trustees did not have an “accurate” understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses.Serious concerns were raised about pupils too. Inspectors said their attitudes to learning were “not good” and that “too many put in less effort than they should”, while instances of inappropriate behaviour were said … [Read more...] about Inspectors say Norfolk academy bosses ‘think school is better than it is’