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Children at a special needs school in Sudbury are already benefitting from a new minibus that was funded through an Italian Job-inspired escapade around Italy.

A legal challenge has been made over Suffolk County Council’s decision to approve a new 420-place primary school beneath an RAF flightpath, claiming there was a “plain failure” to recognise childrens’ welfare.

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Fears have been raised that Suffolk may have a systemic problem with how children’s homes are run after a third establishment was given a poor Ofsted rating in the last 10 weeks.

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A Suffolk pupil referral unit has seen its Ofsted ratings slide over the past five years – with poor safeguarding, serious issues with behaviour and substandard teaching methods slammed by inspectors.

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Most school holiday dates will be the same in Suffolk and Essex in 2019 - but the autumn half term are set to fall in a different week.

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A “visionary and ambitious” bid to establish a pioneering multi-million pound centre for technology in the east has been put forward.

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A college in Suffolk has said it believes the popularity in crime dramas on TV has helped boost take up in science subjects, after demand for places has quadrupled.

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If you are a parent of a three or four year old you may have just recieved a letter about primary school places. But what do you do next?

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A programme to turn around Suffolk’s special education needs (SEN) provision has been outlined – with an “innovative” pilot set to spearhead the measures.

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As thousands of people over the age of 65 feel they have nobody to turn to for help and support students at one Suffolk school have turned to spending valuable time with their elders as part of a ground breaking scheme.

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“Chronic underfunding” of education by the government has been blamed for a council’s overspending on children’s services.

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Proposals have been submitted by Suffolk’s education team for a new special school in the county, amid a “crisis” in special education needs provision.

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Fresh questions have been raised over youngsters not in education, employment or training (NEETs), after the latest data revealed Suffolk had disproportionately high numbers.

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Fresh questions have been raised over Suffolk County Council’s management of vulnerable children’s homes as another has received an ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating – the second home in eight weeks.

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

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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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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

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