Children and Young People should thrive and reach their potential, regardless of where in the county they are educated. School exclusions are still too high which damages life chances of young people and puts them at greater risk of exploitation. The gaps in achievement between children from families living in hardship and those who are not and between boys and girls is too wide. Children with Special Educational Needs are getting left behind. Opportunities to engage in outdoor learning is limited and not consistently available to all learners. Too many young people cannot access a course they genuinely enjoy at post-16. Norfolk should be at the forefront of ‘green industries’ and the opportunity to develop these skills should be opened up to our young people.