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Thursday, October 22, 2020
Mary Evans

More than 1,200 school pupils and 160 teachers in Suffolk have had to self-isolate because of potential coronavirus risks, new data has revealed.

More than 70 schools and colleges in Norfolk currently have confirmed coronavirus cases - and 1,500 pupils and staff have had to self-isolate since term started, it has been revealed.

Hundreds of laptops have been dished out to children in Suffolk to help them while learning at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mary Evans

A campaign to keep people safe on the roads is urging youngsters to get involved with its latest design competition - and has extended its deadline.

An education trust which runs 13 schools in Norfolk and Waveney has secured more than £25,000 to enhance its PE curriculum.

The scale of sex offences recorded on school grounds in Norfolk over the past five years has been revealed.

Almost 50 schools across Norfolk have reported a pupil or a member of staff testing positive for coronavirus, latest figures show.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

An action plan has been unveiled to radically improve the support offered in Norfolk to children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Plans to build a new special educational needs school in Bury St Edmunds have been submitted – with hopes it will be open in September 2022.

Mary Evans

Proposed school admission rules in Suffolk for 2022/23 have been published, with measures to help prevent twins being sent to different schools among the proposals.

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Up to 40 new places for children with complex needs are set to be on offer at three schools within the next four months following a £2.25m investment.

The mother of a five-year-old who faced permanent exclusion from his school has thanked an educational support service, which she says has completely changed her son’s life.

The head of one of Norfolk’s biggest secondary school trusts has rejected calls for exams to be cancelled next year says it would be unfair on students.

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 town’s top performing sixth form college has launched its first scholarship scheme, to help bright students achieve their “greatest academic and personal ambitions”.

Plans to revamp Suffolk’s children’s centre provision will go ahead, after a challenge by opposition parties was dismissed.

Mary Evans

The headteacher of a Norfolk school forced to close after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus is self-isolating as it prepares to reopen.

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.

Radical changes to children’s centres provision in Suffolk have been given the final approval after more than a year in the pipeline.

Mary Evans

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

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