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Just one child in Suffolk referred for an autism assessment was seen within the mandatory 13 week period in 2019, shock new figures show - with waiting times nearly double what they should be.

A four-legged teaching assistant at a Suffolk primary school has helped it score top marks with inspectors.

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Half a million pounds has been pledged by Suffolk Highways for fresh road markings and signs outside schools ahead of a changeover in parking laws.

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The University of Suffolk has seen a rise in local applications - after reaching out to those who previously had little access to higher education.

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Nearly 200 children with special needs were attending school outside of Suffolk at the beginning of this year - at a cost of £10.6million.

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Education chiefs are to form a task force to revamp a key strategy which aims to raise educational standards in Suffolk.

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Suffolk schools at the top of a league table for GCSE level are celebrating their continued success.

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Youngsters with special educational needs in Suffolk are being excluded three time more than their peers, new data revealed.

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Parents affected by school transport changes have said that the council's report must only be the start of work to improve the situation in Suffolk.

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A catalogue of errors have been found in the launch of a controversial new school transport policy last year, a new report has found.

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Thousands of parents across Suffolk are waiting to find out whether their child will be able to attend their first-choice school.

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The headteacher of Sudbury's Woodhall Primary School has revealed his "relief and joy" at the school's "good" inspection rating.

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Suffolk education campaigners have welcomed plans for Ofsted to scrap its inspection exemptions for 'outstanding' schools - but raised fears that some may not have been assessed in 17 years.

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Almost four in 10 primary school pupils in Suffolk are struggling to reach expected standards in reading, writing and maths, it has emerged.

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Major plans to boost Suffolk's literacy are in the pipeline, as the county's education chiefs aim to team up with a leading charity.

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Today we're inviting schools to sign up to our brilliant new Plant to Plate initiative - in which they can win thousands of pounds of gardening products.

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New data shows the primary schools with the best and worst 'progress' scores in 2018/2019 - with Suffolk pupils continuing to lag behind the rest of the country.

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Plans to revamp Suffolk's children's centres - which could see two closed - are not about saving money, council leaders are insisting.

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If you go down to Onehouse woods today, you might be in for a big surprise - as this is the place where children learn not in the classroom, but by climbing up muddy banks and trees.

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A key project to raise educational standards in Suffolk is "not null and void" council chiefs insist, despite fears that spending has plummeted.

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Fresh fears have been raised over specialist speech and language provision in Suffolk, after education chiefs refused to discuss plans following the announced closure of one facility.

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