Search

Education news

A social workers’ association in Suffolk is calling for a rethink on a planned shake-up of children’s centres, claiming that it will reduce the availability of safe spaces.

Read more

It might seem like something more out of a science fiction movie - but these classroom robots will soon be freely moving round Suffolk schools, in a “ground-breaking” change that could revolutionise education.

Read more
Ipswich

Schools across Suffolk are set to close for the summer in the coming days - but the coronavirus outbreak has left many students and parents without the chance to thank their hard-working teachers.

Read more
Suffolk Live

A final decision on the revamp of children’s centres in Suffolk has been delayed after an error was spotted in the council’s reports.

Read more
Matthew Hicks

The number of parents wishing to home school their child is expected to rise in Suffolk, after the coronavirus lockdown gave families a ‘trial run’.

Read more
Mary Evans

Issues such as home schooling, special educational needs and school transport have prompted fresh calls for a dedicated council committee scrutinising education issues.

Read more
Matthew Hicks

More than 30 libraries have reopened across Suffolk as community services continue to return following the the coronavirus lockdown.

Read more
Coronavirus

A final decision on a shake-up of children’s centres in Suffolk is set to be made next week – with one more centre remaining open full time than planned.

Read more
Jack Abbott

County Upper School in Bury St Edmunds and its feeder schools have joined a large Suffolk-based trust.

Read more
County Upper School

An urgent investigation has been launched after new figures revealed the numbers of Suffolk school pupils permanently excluded doubled this year.

Read more
Mary Evans

A Suffolk education union has warned that having full classes in September without effective social distancing will be “reckless” and “potentially dangerous”.

Read more
Graham White

Parents and education leaders in Suffolk have called for changes to be made to SATs exams following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read more
Coronavirus

Teachers at Woolpit Primary Academy have put in a phenomenal amount of extra work to welcome all year groups back for the final weeks of summer term – and it is believed to be the first school in Suffolk to do so.

Read more
Suffolk Live

A ‘bubble’ of up to 15 students have been sent home from Exning Primary School in Newmarket after a child tested positive for Covid-19.

Read more
Coronavirus

A headteacher at a Bury St Edmunds school has said she is keen to use cash from the government’s Covid catch-up scheme to help students most at need.

Read more
Geoff Barton

Increasing confidence from parents has prompted a rise in the numbers of pupils returning to school - with nearly 2,000 going back in some format.

Read more
Mary Evans

Britain’s history should be taught “warts and all”, education leaders in Suffolk have said - amid fresh debate on whether the nation’s colonial past gets enough attention in schools.

Read more
Graham White

As some pupils settle back into the school routine, some parents across Suffolk who made the decision not to send their child back on June 1 are now questioning whether they too should attend.

Read more
Coronavirus

The proposal of summer schools and Saturday classes to help children catch up on lost education has divided teachers and parents in Suffolk – with some arguing that “homeschooling is not learning”.

Read more
Suffolk

Concerns have been raised regarding proposed plans to restructure children’s services in Suffolk after a survey found 83% of staff are in opposition.

Read more
Mary Evans

Calls to review the 2m social distancing measures in a bid to get more children back to schools have been made, despite union bosses saying changes are a ‘red herring’.

Read more

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.

If you have an education story for us, email us newsroom@archant.co.uk or Tweet us @EADT24 or visit our Facebook page

Ofsted

See how the most-recently inspected schools performed or tell us what you think of the standard of education at your child’s school.
Click here to go to the official Ofsted website

MyDate24 MyPhotos24