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Almost half of Suffolk’s schools rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted have not been inspected in the last six years – and six were last visited more than a decade ago.

Plans are underway to create a new youth employment scheme to replace the MyGo centre, it has been revealed – but district and borough councils look likely to be fronting half the cash.

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A spike in Suffolk school pupil exclusions in March has raised concerns that children likely to get lower grades may be removed from mainstream schools before they sit GCSE exams.

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A scheme to recruit school governors has been relaunched in Suffolk in a bid to overturn high vacancy numbers.

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Education projects in Suffolk designed to improve maths and English results have been awarded more than £900,000 in Government grants.

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Staff from a Glemsford company rolled up their sleeves to spruce up an outdoor learning area at the village’s primary school.

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Bosses at Church of England schools in Suffolk have said that none of the county’s small rural schools are under threat despite a report warning of potential closures.

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A former Suffolk headteacher who has joined a new dedicated panel to review teacher workload has vowed to use his experience in Suffolk to help tackle the problem.

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Current travel arrangements for Suffolk teenagers in education are set to continue for another year – but discounted and subsidised services could be axed from September 2019.

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A call for more people to become governors for their local schools has been issued, as new figures reveal hundreds of vacancies.

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A multi-academy trust has been awarded a Department for Education (DfE) grant to support Suffolk primary school children who have difficulty learning in a mainstream school.

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Suffolk County Council’s education cabinet member has vowed to continue fighting for fairer funding in the county, describing the system as valuing Suffolk’s children “less than other parts of the country”.

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Suffolk County Council’s education cabinet member has vowed to continue fighting for fairer funding in the county, describing the system as valuing Suffolk’s children “less than other parts of the country”.

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Education chiefs in Suffolk are aiming for the county to be in the top 25% of local authorities nationally in latest plans to improve attainment.

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A west Suffolk pre-school has temporarily closed and the manager has quit following a string of staff resignations.

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There’s celebrations taking place at a special school in Sudbury this week after it maintained its “outstanding” rating following the latest Ofsted inspection.

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Public health teams in west Suffolk are struggling to recruit school and visiting nurses, Suffolk County Council has reported.

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A motion for a full council debate over controversial plans to shake up free school transport has been voted down – despite youngsters as young as 11 making representations in person.

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Education bosses in Suffolk have said a culture of parental preference has left more than 82% of the county’s schools with unfilled places, while the most popular are continually oversubscribed.

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The headteacher of a Sudbury special school has hailed the “team effort’ of staff after it was found to be ‘outstanding’ following a short inspection by Ofsted.

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More than 80 students across all year groups at a Sudbury secondary school took part in three sell-out performances of We Will Rock You last week.

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Education

This year Suffolk County Council is working to Raise the Bar and improve educational standards in the county.

Here we want to champion those that are striving to drive up attainment and give our students the best possible start in life.

We also want to highlight those areas where improvement is still needed.

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