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Friday, May 22, 2015

There was an Emile Zola quote on the front of the programme for West Suffolk College’s production of 60s musical, A Slice of Saturday Night: “If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”

Friday, May 22, 2015
Level 3 business students in the year 2 career academy organised Bee Green Day at Colchester Institute on Tuesday, 19 May.

Business students at Colchester Institute ran their own sustainability day this week.


Two Ipswich schools with ‘inadequate’ Ofsted ratings will benefit from £100,000 of extra funding to improve pupils’ results.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
L to R: Imogen White, Matthew Austin, Joanna Hodgson, Cllr Malcolm Buckley, Chloe White, Sana Hanif

Youth leaders in Essex are encouraging schools to do their bit for the environment by signing up to their Green Pledge Award scheme.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Farlingaye High School takes part in Jamies Food Revolution. Year seven students get a Food Technology lesson by local chef Luke Bailey, of The Crown in Woodbridge.

A head chef went back to school to share some cookery tips with pupils for Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Thurstable School  choir selected to welcome Fiji to Rugby World Cup 2015

A Tiptree school choir has been chosen to welcome Fiji to the Rugby World Cup in England later this year.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Suffolk County Council's base at Endeavour House

Suffolk’s education community has reacted to the county’s Ofsted report which found progress to improve schools to be “too slow” but praised other areas.

Monday, May 18, 2015
Suffolk New Academy

Suffolk New Academy is to change its name to Chantry Academy from September.

Monday, May 18, 2015
BA Fashion and Textiles students from Colchester Institute exhibit their work at a fashion show at Firstsite, Colchester 
Rose bagenal, bryony craze, Rebecca sim, and designer Jessica meadows with Treasured inheritance collection

Fashion degree students showcased their creations on the catwalk at an end of year event held at the Firstsite gallery in Colchester.

Monday, May 18, 2015
Ofsted has published a major report on Suffolk County Council's plan to improve school standards.
Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

Suffolk County Council’s plan to improve schools has been given a mixed verdict in a major Ofsted report published today.

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Producer Steve Tsoi works with Bramfield CEVC Primary School pupils to record songs for a fundraising CD called The Big Jam Sandwich at Sound Image Studios in Witham.

Primary school pupils became pop stars for the day as they laid down a track to raise money for an exciting project.

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Pupils voting at the Easton Primary School election.

While the grown-ups went to the polls, pupils from two Suffolk schools staged their own election races.

Friday, May 15, 2015
Pupils take part in an archaeological dig in Walberswick. Willow Sudder and Gemma Moss in the foreground with their findings.

Young archeologists rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty to uncover a Suffolk village’s past.

John Nice - Doing Nicely

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

It’s always good to try and align your company with national and global brands – suddenly – your brand gets cranked up a notch.

Raising the Bar

Friday, April 24, 2015

The annual Ofsted inspection of Suffolk County Council’s plan to improve schools has been delayed until after the General Election.

Friday, April 10, 2015
Roger Fern accepts the Significant Contribution to Education award from Mark Emms from Norse.

Time is running out to nominate people, schools and projects for the Raising the Bar Awards 2015, which recognise excellence across education in Suffolk.

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Visionary Management award: Cathy Laird of Farlingaye High School. Having supported more than 70 young carers at the school in accessing the support and guidance they need in order to succeed, the judges felt Cathy was a worthy winner.

The Raising the Bar Awards 2015 celebrate success right across education in Suffolk.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Headteacher Paul Hesketh at Stonham Aspal Primary School who is retiring

A primary school has narrowly missed achieving a National Pupil Premium Award in 2015, writes Julie Cooper parent governor of Stonham Aspal CEVA Primary School.

Monday, March 23, 2015
County councillor Caroline Page sang in Mandarin at the Anglo Chinese Cultural Exchange New Year show at the Ipswich Corn Exchange

An advocate of modern language learning has highlighted what she calls a “disturbing” lack of uptake across Suffolk.

Geoff Barton - Education Matters

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Many of us like fresh starts, the idea of a new beginning, the chance to put behind us the messiness of yesterday and capture the optimism of a new dawn, writes Geoff Barton.

School Sport

Friday, May 15, 2015

An 11-year-old table tennis player has targeted an England place after returning from the national finals

Thursday, May 7, 2015
This Girl Can rugby lesson at King Edward VI School.

More than 300 girls from a Bury St Edmunds school have taken part in a special week of sport, trying everything from rugby to the magical game of Quidditch.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Leiston and District Swimming Club relay teams

A swimming club sent 27 members to a county-wide championship – with more finalists than ever before.

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Graham Gooch and Essex CCC academy director John Childs with students

The state of English cricket may be in disarray after last month’s World Cup disaster, but this certainly wasn’t the case when Orwell Park School’s cricket squad held its first practice of the season in new artificial surface nets.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Action from the Butterfly during the Suffolk County Swimming Championships at Crown Pools.

The Suffolk County Championships took place over the past three weekends at Crown Pools, including teams from all over the county, with Team Ipswich taking the top club award with 2654 points.

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Matt Hunter

Education correspondent

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Matt’s focus is on covering the best education stories in Suffolk and north Essex. He works with schools, colleges, universities to profile the best and brightest students. Matt scrutinises the latest exam results, Ofsted reports and holds national and local authorities to account.

He also writes the monthly education supplement which takes an in depth look at the key events.

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