This year Suffolk County Council is working to Raise the Bar and improve educational standards in the county.

Here we want to champion those that are striving to drive up attainment and give our students the best possible start in life.

We also want to highlight those areas where improvement is still needed.

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Children at Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary School in Framlingham took part in a musical workshop with Bassistry Music on Thursday morning.Marcel Pusey teaching the children a dance.

Gallery: Pupils at Sir Robert Hitcham’s Primary School in Framlingham explore the ‘universal language’ of music with Bassistry Music workshops

Pupils at an east Suffolk primary school took part in an award-wining musical workshop before giving an energetic performance with their classmates.

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New Rickstones Academy, Witham

Witham schools merger plan shelved by trust

Plans to merge Witham’s two secondary schools have been shelved by the trust running them.

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University of Essex students redecorate Barnardo's Children's Centre in Walton

University of Essex student volunteers redecorate Walton children’s centre

Student volunteers from the University of Essex swapped lecture notes for paintbrushes and re-decorated a children’s centre.

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John Nice – Doing Nicely

Jason Curtis,from Ipswich Building Society giving out flowers to customers for Blue Monday

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Doing Nicely: New year, new you? Why not sign up for a college course?

One of my pet hates is when you speak to people post New Year and they say – well that’s it - back to normal – the fun is over.

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Geoff Barton – Education Matters

Hadleigh Primary School headteacher, Neil Jackson.

Hadleigh Community Primary School headteacher, Neil Jackson, resigns over ‘faceless government’ education rules which leave teachers ‘stressed and exhausted’

A Suffolk headteacher has attacked “faceless government” education rules which have left him unable to help children learn in his resignation letter.

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Henley Primary School nativity play.

Raising the Bar: Praise for St Pancras and Henley Primary Schools in Ipswich and The Priory Special School in Bury St Edmunds following Ofsted report

The release of Ofsted’s annual report this time last week presented the overall state of the national education landscape, drawing a line under the inspections completed during the last academic year.

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