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Sixth forms and colleges across Suffolk have united for a campaign to lobby the government for better funding.

Scores of Suffolk schools have signed up for a fresh project to boost attainment – but education chiefs have confirmed no extra cash has been pumped into it.

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Suffolk’s fostering and adoption service has shined a spotlight on some of the harder children to find homes for in its latest campaign.

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Suffolk County Council has vowed to tackle period poverty – but fell short of committing cash to the cause.

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A fresh drive to boost attainment in Suffolk schools has been announced by education chiefs – but mystery surrounds what it will involve.

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A new primary school in Lakenheath that will accommodate up to 420 youngsters has been given the go-ahead – despite being beneath an RAF jet flightpath.

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Suffolk has risen 40 places in national league tables for students in the county achieving the standard GCSE pass in English and maths, provisional figures have revealed.

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Girls at a Suffolk school who are backing a campaign to end period poverty have said more needs to be done to break the taboo.

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Over 70 children in Sudbury have taken part in St Gregory CEVC Primary School’s first ever Off By Heart Poetry Festival to celebrate National Poetry Day.

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Questions have been raised over how effective school exclusions are, after concerns were raised that it could be driving youngsters into gangs.

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Approval for a 420-place primary school in Lakenheath is set to be given the green light next week – despite objections over noise from jets at the nearby RAF base.

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A new campaign has called on people across Suffolk to make a difference to education in their area by signing up as a school governor.

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Staff at a nursery near Sudbury were praised by inspectors for providing children with “copious amounts of genuine care and affection” in a glowing Ofsted report.

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A campaign has been launched calling for Suffolk County Council to commit cash for free female sanitary products in schools for poorer families.

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Our Books for Schools promotion gets out of the starting blocks tomorrow with the chance to collect your first token.

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A rise in schools rated ‘inadequate’ or ‘requires improvement’ is not down to poor funding or strategy, council chiefs have said.

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A 20% fall in the number of people starting an apprenticeship in Suffolk has sparked a “real cause of alarm” for business leaders.

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Fresh concerns have been raised over the quality of Suffolk schools as the latest data has revealed soaring numbers are being judged ‘inadequate’ or ‘requires improvement’ by Ofsted.

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With the start of our big Books for Schools campaign just over a week away, we are looking for even more schools to take up the challenge.

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In all, 1,154 complaints were made to Suffolk County Council last year, according to data published by its audit committee.

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Education inspectors have said the University of Suffolk is making reasonable progress in its new healthcare apprenticeships, one year on from their introduction.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

East Anglian farmers are warning the situation for some of their crops was beginning to get “very serious” as a prolonged dry spell puts pressure on plants, particularly those on light, free-draining soil.

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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