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Key education issues in Suffolk such as special educational needs, catchment areas and home schooling will be put under greater scrutiny thanks to a series of new task forces.

Pupils at a Suffolk village primary school got a chance to grill their MP on topics such as the environment, education and Brexit.

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Social care services for children in Suffolk have been hailed by independent inspectors as being of an "exceptionally high standard" after being just one of a handful in the country to get the top rating.

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Villagers in Lavenham are being asked their views on potential changes to the library's opening hours.

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The number of Suffolk teenagers being housed in unregulated accommodation has more than quadrupled in the past decade - amid concerns about their vulnerability to criminals and paedophiles.

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Thousands of Suffolk and Essex pupils have endured Key Stage 2 SATs tests this week - now's your chance to see how you would do.

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It was goats galore at a Suffolk farm when a group of children had an exclusive audience with some fresh-faced farmyard friends.

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Parents and carers from across the county are set to march along the streets of Ipswich to call for urgent improvements to Suffolk's failing special needs service.

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One of Suffolk's independent schools is launching a new fund to allow some students to attend on fully-paid scholarships.

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With SATS exams just around the corner, one Ipswich school has put together a list of helpful tips to get Year 6 pupils geared up for the week ahead.

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In her latest column, CLARE FLINTOFF - chief executive of ASSET Education, a group of 10 Suffolk primary schools - asks whether children should be allowed to protest against climate change, or if they should be punished for taking time off school.

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Health and education chiefs in Whitehall say there are no plans to use intervention powers for Suffolk's ailing special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) service.

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Fresh calls have been made for an independent review of Suffolk's special educational needs service, as concerns surrounding a task force have been raised.

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Plans to borrow millions of pounds to develop new specialist education places in Suffolk has been given the green light by council leaders - with the first cohort of new places to be ready for September 2020.

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Hampden House School, which teaches youngsters with special educational needs and which was criticised by Ofsted is now making good progress, an interim report has said.

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Calls have been made by education champions in Suffolk to bring poorly performing academies back under council control.

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Children with special educational needs and disabilities in Suffolk are missing out on millions of pounds in funding, according to new data.

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A west Suffolk secondary school has been awarded the highest accolade by the Arts Council of England for a second time.

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One in ten pupils were persistently absent from schools in Suffolk and Essex last year, according to latest government figures.

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A shake-up of specialist speech and language services for children - which could see three centres closed - aims to support more of the 2,300 youngsters in need of help, education chiefs claim.

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A major bid to create a pioneering Institute of Technology in East Anglia was one of just three to be rejected after the government announced the recipients of a £170million funding pot.

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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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