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Yesterday, 21:47

Best-selling children’s author Nick Butterworth visited Ipswich today to officially open the Lodge Day Nursery.

Yesterday, 17:12

“I must have been the only headteacher in the country going home every day praying that Ofsted would come in, because we knew we were good,” says Rick Tracey.

Yesterday, 16:22

Suffolk County Council has set out challenging new targets for schools as part of the renewal of the Raising The Bar project for another two years.

Yesterday, 15:21

Hundreds of lecturers and other campus staff angry over proposed changes to pensions are this week staging the first two days of a planned 14-day strike, lasting until mid-March, at the University of Essex. See a full list here.

Yesterday, 11:29

Enemies of education reform had had some ammunition available during the embryonic stages of Saxmundham Free School: poor GCSE results, a serious warning letter, unfilled school places.

Yesterday, 10:18

In a blog, Professor Anthony Forster, vice-chancellor of the University of Essex, explains why he disagrees with Universities UK’s position on USS pension reform.

Yesterday, 08:15

Teachers are being forced to teach up to five subjects at secondary schools due to budget pressures and are being “exposed” by students for a lack of subject knowledge, an Essex union chief has warned.

Mon, 17:50

A nursery run by volunteers in Saxmundham has shown a significant improvement in its services after Ofsted boosted its rating from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’.

Mon, 17:02

Another Suffolk Church of England school is the latest to join the diocese’s multi-academy trust, with trust bosses saying it will join a network of good schools sharing best practice.

Mon, 15:06

A volunteer-run pre-school which has been educating youngsters for more than 30 years has expanded to its second pre-school this week – with plans for more in the future.

Mon, 07:29

Bullying is “brushed under the carpet” and has become part of Felixstowe Academy’s culture, the Ofsted inspection report which has placed the school in special measures claims. The Ofsted report has been published today. See the full report here.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

After Ofsted inspectors criticised failures at East Anglia’s main land-based college last summer, its acting principal says her turnaround plan is showing positive signs for the future. Agricultural editor CHRIS HILL reports.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Questions are being asked as to why a primary school, rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted last year, could be taken over by a trust from Cambridgeshire, rather than one across the road.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Entrepreneurial students from a college in Suffolk who crafted handmade Christmas gifts experienced their own winter wonderland after gaining a seal of approval from The Queen.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Pupils from an Ipswich school are going to Buckingham Palace next month after being named finalists in a national enterprise competition.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Organisers have hailed the success of the One sixth form production of The King And I, which was performed to 1,000 people over four nights.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Bullying is “brushed under the carpet” and has become part of Felixstowe Academy’s culture, the Ofsted inspection report which has placed the school in special measures claims.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Reptiles, insects and mammals from all around the world have all greeted visitors to the museum as part of the Museum’s half term programme.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Essex schools are set to be hit with an £40million funding decrease over the next two years, according to latest estimates from education unions.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Suffolk schools could be hit with an £11.5million funding decrease over the next two years, according to latest estimates from education unions.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A Suffolk primary school has had its “ineffective teaching” come under fire from Ofsted inspectors after dropping from ‘good’ to ‘inadequate’ in its latest visit.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The strategy for Suffolk County Council’s next two years of “Raising the Bar” is to be set next week.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Education is all about planting a seed but one west Suffolk primary school has taken that rather literally.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A damning Ofsted report into a failing Suffolk school has said that leaders and governors who were unwilling to work together for the good of the school was behind falling standards.

Monday, February 12, 2018

A music technology student from Sudbury will gain a unique insight into the industry next month with a work experience placement on Kylie Minogue’s tour.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

A Suffolk primary school has been praised in a report as a “vibrant and caring place” where pupils are treated as “unique” individuals.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Felixstowe Academy has been rated ‘inadequate’ and placed in special measures after an Ofsted inspection, it is understood.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

The headteacher of an independent school on the Suffolk/Essex border has said that arts subjects in schools is vital in helping pupils improve across all academic subjects.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Staff and pupils are celebrating at Waldringfield Primary School which has retained its ‘good’ Ofsted rating.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Thurston twice ground to a halt yesterday as parents took to the roads to protest the council’s plan to cut free school transport.

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