Yesterday, 13:13

A Norfolk primary school is offering all of its pupils the chance to return to school before the summer break.

A former banker turned PE teacher has pledged to continue his school’s “unique learning experience” after being appointed its new headteacher.

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.

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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Vulnerable children are being referred to social services in Norfolk half as often as before the coronavirus lockdown came into force, it has been revealed.

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Parents could be fined if they do not send their children back to school in September, the Education Secretary has said.

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