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Students receiving GCSE and A-level results which they are not satisfied with have been urged not to panic this summer.

The question of what to do with A-level and GCSE students in a year when exams have been cancelled has been a tricky equation to solve.

GCSE and A-level students in England will be able to use grades in mock exams to progress to university and college courses and employment, the education secretary has announced.

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Preparations are underway in schools in readiness for all pupils returning to different looking classes next month.

Parents with fears about sending their child back to school in September have been urged to have a discussion with headteachers – but there are currently no plans to prosecute parents.

Mary Evans

Schools and colleges across Norfolk are preparing for an unusual set of A-level results.

Families have been warned spare school bus seats will be “limited” from September due to Covid-19 social distancing restrictions.

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The reopening of schools to all pupils from September could lead to an increase in new coronavirus cases, it has been warned.

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Schools across Norfolk are to receive around £2million to fund building projects as part of a new plan to improve education facilities in England, it has been announced.

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”.

A social workers’ association in Suffolk is calling for a rethink on a planned shake-up of children’s centres, claiming that it will reduce the availability of safe spaces.

Jack Abbott

Multi-million pound plans to build another four new schools in Norfolk and expand four others by 2025 are set to get the go-ahead.

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.

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 final decision on the revamp of children’s centres in Suffolk has been delayed after an error was spotted in the council’s reports.

Jack Abbott

The number of parents wishing to home school their child is expected to rise in Suffolk, after the coronavirus lockdown gave families a ‘trial run’.

Mary Evans

Issues such as home schooling, special educational needs and school transport have prompted fresh calls for a dedicated council committee scrutinising education issues.

Mary Evans

A survey of a town’s schools has revealed that 100pc of those who responded are concerned about children suffering from “holiday hunger.”

Thetford

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

A final decision on a shake-up of children’s centres in Suffolk is set to be made next week – with one more centre remaining open full time than planned.

Jack Abbott

An urgent investigation has been launched after new figures revealed the numbers of Suffolk school pupils permanently excluded doubled this year.

Mary Evans

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.

A Suffolk education union has warned that having full classes in September without effective social distancing will be “reckless” and “potentially dangerous”.

Department for Education

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.”

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