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A Suffolk primary school has chosen a unique way to recruit its new headteacher – by making a film showcasing all that it has to offer.

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Inspectors have recognised “huge changes” at a Suffolk primary school, but they still felt it “requires improvement”.

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Education chiefs are today facing accusations they brushed aside safety concerns at a Suffolk special school to avoid “rocking the boat” during its conversion to an academy.

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Jack Abbott

A piece of life-saving equipment has been presented to a primary school after a pupil supported his dad in saving a former Olympic boxer’s life.

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Margaret Marks

Pupils at Ixworth Free School, near Bury St Edmunds, enjoyed an action-packed day following a visit from a Paralympic swimmer and a deaf football player.

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Work from graphic design students at West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds is now on display at a popular record shop in the town.

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West Suffolk College

A former soldier who had both legs amputated following a bomb blast in Afghanistan nine years ago visited West Suffolk College to speak to students about his charity work.

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West Suffolk College

An English teacher in Bury St Edmunds has avoided spending the Christmas break in an empty school.

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King Edward VI School

Students from a Haverhill school have been praised after creating and donating hampers to the town’s foodbank this Christmas.

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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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Suffolk County Council

A project which is thought to be the first of its kind in the UK will see students get first hand experience of the construction industry, without having to leave the comfort of their college campus.

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European Union

She has been a campaigner, teacher, journalist, restaurateur, writer and viticulturist – but now Lady Carla Carlisle is to become a patron of Ixworth Library.

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United States

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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Jack Abbott

Building work to create a new multi-million pound sixth form centre in Bury St Edmunds can now start as detailed plans were rubber-stamped after being scrutinised by councillors.

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Sara Mildmay-White

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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Jack Abbott

Education bosses are admitting some pupils with special needs are forced to stay at home due to a lack of specialist placements.

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Graham White

Mildenhall College Academy has retained its “good” status following an inspection from Ofsted, with students saying they are proud of the college and their achievements.

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Students who have made a wrong education choice have been offered a second chance thanks to a campaign launched by the West Suffolk College.

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Bury St Edmunds

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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West Suffolk College

Staff and students at a Haverhill special school are celebrating after achieving a ‘world class’ status.

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The principal of West Suffolk College has hailed “dedicated staff and industrious students” after an impressive third placed ranking in a national league table.

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Nikos Savvas

John Nice - Doing nicely

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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