Tag Archives: Aldborough School

Popular North Norfolk head teacher retires

‘Mother Goose’ to focus on her English country garden…

The head teacher of one of Norfolk’s most successful primary schools is to retire after 12 years hard graft.  Tina Casburn has spent her working life in schools in Norwich and Norfolk and has been a very popular head at Aldborough Primary School, near Aylsham.

Under her stewardship the school has grown and has been extensively rebuilt.  Only this year the Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, minister of state for school standards, wrote to Mrs Casburn to praise Aldborough’s standards of reading, which put it in the top 1% of schools nationally.  (more…)

From school meals to cookery club, Rational combi-steamer takes the biscuit

Rational’s SelfCookingCenter speeds up catering at Aldborough village primary school, Norfolk

Aldborough SchoolSchool meals are never far from the headlines. Often the focus is on nutritional values, but currently the proposed introduction of free school meals for all children from reception to Year 2 is causing schools to question their catering arrangements. Aldborough Primary School in Norfolk is a typical village school with a role of around 140. The kitchen not only caters for pupils at Aldborough but acts as a hub for two other primary schools, Colby and Erpingham situated nearby. Altogether the Aldborough kitchen produces between 100 and 150 cooked lunches per day. Recently, to cope with demand and ease working practices in the kitchen, Aldborough has installed a ten-grid Rational SelfCookingCenter combi-steamer. “It’s brilliant,” says Tracy Hindry, cook at the school. “We cook everything in it now, we don’t use any other cooker. I can’t imagine how we managed before.” (more…)