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A Facebook group to support parents with homeschooling is one of many new communities to have grown online as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

A voucher scheme for children who are missing out on free school meals during the coronavirus crisis is being launched by the Government in response to concerns voiced by parents and carers.

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Suffolk Babies are taking their classes online during the coronavirus pandemic - enabling families to take part from home.

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Parents have spoken of the challenges of homeschooling children with special educational needs and disability (SEND) and have shared their tips.

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A huge thank you has been expressed to teachers and school staff across Suffolk while they care for the children of key workers leading the country’s battle against coronavirus.

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Parents are still expected to hear whether their child has got their preferred primary school place next month.

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In today’s EADT Daily podcast an Ipswich teacher talks homeschooling tips, how coronavirus is impacting his GCSE students, and why it’s important to give Year 11s a proper goodbye.

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Whining about snacks, snoozing in the sunshine and swimming lessons in the bath - homeschooling certainly has its highs and lows.

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Children and their families across Suffolk have been finding new ways of getting fit during the coronavirus lockdown thanks to online fitness classes.

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With schools closed to all but the children of key workers and the vulnerable, one educator has released a handy guide of how to home school successfully.

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GCSE and A-level students across Suffolk will be given a grade that reflects the standard of their work in the academic year in lieu of exams, the government has announced.

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Schools across Suffolk, Essex and the rest of the country will close this afternoon as the fight against coronavirus steps up another gear - however, children whose parents are classed as being ‘key workers’ will still be eligible to attend.

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Fresh questions have been raised over the care of some of Suffolk’s most vulnerable children, following an ‘inadequate’ report for a council-run children’s home.

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Some schools in Suffolk have already closed due to the impact of the coronavirus.

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A schools provider has called on parents to keep up pupils’ learning routines once schools have closed.

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Frequent cannabis use, two months of missed medication and alcohol abuse are among a host of issues raised by Ofsted in an inspection of a Suffolk children’s home.

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Every school in the UK will close indefinitely from Friday, March 20 to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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The government has released the latest number of people confirmed to have coronavirus in the UK.

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More than 15 schools and nurseries across Suffolk have been forced to close or partially close today due to staffing issues and to complete deep cleans where necessary.

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A Haverhill secondary school will shut for the rest of the week because so many staff are self-isolating due to the coronavirus.

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Several schools and nurseries across Suffolk have today been forced to send children home in the fight against the spread of Covid-19.

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Education

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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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