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The mother of a teenager fatally stabbed in Colchester today presented a petition to Downing Street calling for better education around the dangers of knives.

Mon, 11:07
Retiring Felixstowe Academy head Andrew Salter with new head Anthony Williams and chairman of governors Susan Robinson.

Academy bosses say their school is moving in the right direction, despite being rated as “requires improvement” for the second successive Ofsted inspection.

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Suffolk Wildlife Trust is hosting demonstrations of farming equipment and showing animals to pupils of Eyke Primary School.

Suffolk schoolchildren swapped the classroom for the farmyard and learned why agriculture is so important to the economy of their home county.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

An Ofsted inspector has praised the work of a Suffolk headteacher as he aims to move his school forward after a period of instability.

Friday, June 26, 2015
Retiring Felixstowe Academy head Andrew Salter with new head Anthony Williams and chairman of governors Susan Robinson.

A new principal has been appointed for a Suffolk academy with the current head set to retire this summer.

Friday, June 26, 2015
West Suffolk College's Level 3 Music Technology student Dylan Rapley (centre) alongside Ben Sitch (left) and Andy Guy, Course Director of Music Technology (right) as they get ready to make their journey to Glastonbury to set up the sound for the Wango Riley stage.

A team from West Suffolk College is getting close to the action at Glastonbury music festival after being offered the chance to sound manage a stage.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Pupils from early years foundation stage at Clifford Road Primary along with head teacher Steve Wood and Early Years leader Sally- Ann roberts celebrate a Good ofsted report with Outstanding judgement in early years.

A primary school in Ipswich has celebrated turning its fortunes around from being in special measures in 2012 to be rated ‘good’ in its latest Ofsted report.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Suffolk new academy

The principal of a struggling academy in Ipswich has hailed the progress made in getting it on the right track, following a latest Ofsted inspection.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
A Levels students get a taste of Philosophy from a lecturer as part of the Essex University Taster Day.

Sixth form students in north Essex can now get a taste of university life as part of a new education initiative.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Northgate high School, and inset, head teacher David Hutton

Northgate High School in Ipswich has been praised for its efforts in the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Dayle Bayliss

Women represent just 11% of the construction workforce in the UK and only 2% of those are in manual roles.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
West Suffolk Hospital.

Changes to education service for sick children

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Groundbreaking ceremony at the new Camulos School in Severalls, Colchester

Construction work officially got underway yesterday on a new primary school for north Colchester.

John Nice - Doing Nicely

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

One of the most contented souls that I ever met was back in the days when I worked at a local theatre, writes education commenter John Nice, of Easton and Otley College.

Raising the Bar

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Suffolk’s second Raising the Bar Awards are to be presented at a special event in Bury St Edmunds on Thursday.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Lisa Chambers

Suffolk is to put an extra £800,000 towards the Raising the Bar project to improve schools across the county.

Monday, June 15, 2015
Classroom standards will improve - county council

Every Suffolk school will be ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ within 18 months, under ambitious plans to rapidly improve students’ results.

Friday, June 12, 2015
Suffolk County Council's base at Endeavour House

Suffolk County Council is set to almost double the amount being spent on improving schools’s performance after Ofsted said the authority had been “too slow” to act.

Friday, April 24, 2015
Suffolk County Council's base at Endeavour House

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

Geoff Barton - Education Matters

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

This time of year in secondary schools is one of mixed emotions, writes head teacher Geoff Barton.

School Sport

Friday, June 26, 2015

Pupils, staff and relatives enjoy the day at the Framlingham school

Friday, June 19, 2015
Eyke Primary School take part in a Race For Life event

Pupils at a village primary school ran more than 100,000 metres – almost as far as from their lessons to London – between them to raise cash for a cancer charity.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Ten year old Emma Bartley is the England Squash and Racketball under-11 champion.

Ten-year-old Emma Bartley is celebrating after winning the England Squash and Racketball Under-11 girls’ title.

Saturday, June 13, 2015
Rebecca Sherwin

Rebecca Sherwin is poised to take her first step on the international ladder and is excited at the prospect of representing her country in the pool.

Friday, May 15, 2015
11 year old Lucy Curtis has just played in a national table tennis finals. Lucy is pictured in Ipswich.

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

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Matt Hunter

Education correspondent

Email | 01473 324802

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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