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Governors have criticised Suffolk County Council after they resigned from their school which was branded ‘inadequate’.

Saturday, November 28, 2015
Childhood obesity figures revealed

One in 10 Suffolk children will become obese or overweight before leaving primary school, new figures have revealed.

Friday, November 27, 2015
Official opening of Chantry Academy. Head boy and girl, left to right, Ligita Lazdauskaite and Joshua Clarke.

Chantry Academy in Ipswich celebrated the grand opening of its new school building on Friday, as the school marks a “fresh start” from a difficult year.

Thursday, November 26, 2015
Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form, Bethel Street Norwich. Students were sent home after a bomb hoax. Photo : Steve Adams

The Hewett Academy and Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form College in Norwich were evacuated at lunchtime today because of a bomb hoax.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Students from West Suffolk College slept rough outside the main entrance to the college.

Ten teenagers braved the cold, wet weather for a night to raise awareness of homelessness and gain first-hand experience of what it is like to sleep rough.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Schoolchildren from around Suffolk sing during a live streaming event for the Friday Afternoons project at Snape Maltings

Hundreds of children joined in song for the culmination of a project which has gone global since launching in Suffolk two years ago.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Students at Old Buckenham Hall taking part in a Girls Science and Technology Day

Eighty-five girls from 11 different schools across East Anglia enjoyed an inspiring day of science, technology and maths.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Stowmarket High School headteacher Dave Lee-Allan

A headteacher has vowed to continue making “sweeping improvements” after Ofsted criticised standards for a second time in two years.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Sue Cook, director of Children and Young People's Services at the county council

The top boss for education in Suffolk has warned headteachers not to encourage parents to home school their children because they are struggling in the classroom.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Lisa Chambers, former education councillor at the Suffolk County Council.

Lisa Chambers’ departure as education councillor in Suffolk will ‘not help school children’, according to a teaching union.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds

The leader of West Suffolk College has backed calls to protect the budget for further education as the Government prepares to announce spending cuts.

Saturday, November 21, 2015
Children at Boxted St Peter's Primary School take part in a fairy tale theme fancy dress for Children in Need.

Fairy tales were brought to life at Boxted St Peter’s Primary School to raise funds for Children in Need.

John Nice - Doing Nicely

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

I’ve got OCD - Obsessive Christmas Disorder.

Raising the Bar

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Lisa Chambers’ departure as education councillor in Suffolk will ‘not help school children’, according to a teaching union.

The resignation of Lisa Chambers prompted a sharp reaction from her former boss Mark Bee.

Suffolk County Council’s ruling Conservative group was in turmoil today following the shock resignation of education spokeswoman Lisa Chambers.

Press Gazette has supported the Society of Editors’ Hands Off FoI campaign and launched a petition urging the Government against harming the act. It has so far been signed by more than 41,000 individuals.

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 has made a massive difference to the public and press’ ability to shine a light on matters that are in the public interest.

Former deputy leader Lisa Chambers.

Open warfare has broken out at Suffolk County Council following the shock resignation of education spokeswoman Lisa Chambers.

Halifax Primary deputy head Anita Krishna, head teacher Anna Hennell James, Chair of Governors Roger Fern and  pupils celebrate their Good Ofsted rating.

More Suffolk schools have taken a step towards hitting an ambitious target set by education chiefs after receiving improved Ofsted reports.

Gislingham School - Julie Welham (head of school) with pupils.

Working together enables rural schools in Suffolk to ‘maximise resources’ – that is the view of a growing federation of Suffolk primaries.

Suffolk schools have been rated by Suffolk County Council. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

The number of Suffolk schools assessed as in a good position to help students’ learning has “significantly increased”, according to the county council.

Geoff Barton - Education Matters

Friday, November 20, 2015

Back in 1897, after a newspaper had accidentally published his obituary, the writer Mark Twain issued a correction. ‘The report of my death,’ he wrote, ‘was an exaggeration’.

School Sport

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Girls at a Suffolk school are celebrating after winning a hockey championship for the fourth year running.

Sir Robert Hitcham’s Primary School has submitted plans to Suffolk Coastal District Council to remove the outdoor pool, which hasn’t been used for several years.

Michael Bartram, preparing to accept his gold medal

Michael Bartram and Joshua Hulse both scooped gold medals as Suffolk athletes enjoyed their best ever set of results, at the annual English Schools Track & Field Championships, held at Gateshead.

The Suffolk School Sports Games at Bury Leisure Centre. Competitiors take part in the 75 metre race.

This year saw the fourth hosting of the annual Suffolk School summer sports festivals, delivered by Suffolk Sport and supported by the School Games Organiser network, providing excellent competition.

Hollie Clement of St Joesphs College, Ipswich who has just signed for Chelsea Ladies Football Academy

Blue is the colour for a young Ipswich footballer as she attempts to emulate England’s World Cup stars.

Colchester  Harriers

Colchester Harriers monopolised the Essex 10km road race, incorporated within the Brentwood 10K and held at Blackmore in wet conditions on Sunday.

Tom Gifford [Black Vest] on his way to a great win in his 800m

Colchester & Tendring claimed a terrific team victory, to maintain their push for promotion, at their latest Southern League Division Three meeting, held at Watford on Saturday.

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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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