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Around 100 vulnerable adults from across Suffolk, including at centres in Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill, are to gain free educational support thanks to a council’s donation of old laptops.

Award winners pictured above  Front left to right Alex Pope, Nick Webber, Isobel Harding-Payne, Abigail Walton. Back row left to right Evie Smith, Olivia Bixby, Alton Huinda

More than 80 students and 150 parents attended a presentation evening at their school to highlight achievement in sport.

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Cliff Lane Primary School in Ipswich.

An Ipswich school is remaining tight-lipped over proposed changes which could see teachers leave and senior management altered.

Sunday, July 26, 2015
St Mary's Church in Bacton.

Children in a Suffolk village are mystified and disappointed after discovering that a carved wooden angel designed as a memorial for their school cannot be installed in the local church.

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP, sets off with members and candidates for the local Green Party to speak to voters in Stowmarket in 2005.

Social and sex education in schools develops children into well-rounded and respectful people, a council advisor has said.

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Connor Chenery, 14, who studies at Stowmarket High School, wanted to do 'Shave for the Brave' for Macmillan.   Connor had his head shaved, raising £80. He was put in isolation on the last day of school for having an 'extreme' haircut.

A Suffolk student was put into “isolation” as punishment on the last day of term after a charity head shave in memory of his grandfather was deemed to break school rules on ‘extreme’ haircuts.

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Fairfield Infant School, Felixstowe

Parents have found themselves at the centre of a playground squabble – over end-of-year thank you presents for their children’s teachers.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Colneis Junior pupils at the Live Well Suffolk Oscars awards night

A group of students from Colneis Junior School in Felixstowe have been honoured for their film-making abilities after winning a top prize at Suffolk’s own Oscars-style awards ceremony.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
CGI image of what the proposed research pool at the Knowledge Gateway could look like

The world’s deepest pool could be built at the Knowledge Gateway park in Wivenhoe to help research how humans operate in space, train divers in advanced techniques, and to test vehicles.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Pupils from Kyson and Bealings Primary Schools rehearse at Snape Maltings ahead of their performance of Handel.

Pupils from two Suffolk schools sang the premiere of a new piece of music at the world famous Snape Maltings concert hall at the culmination of a three-year education project.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Launch of Barrow Scarecrow Festival at Barrow Primary School. Children at the school have been making poster to advertise the event on September 26 and 27 and also created mini scarecrows. Left to right, Christine Jones, Sharna Narayan, Autumn Wheaton, Lily Cocksedge, Art Siebke, Helen Ashe (head), George Wightman.

Primary school pupils helped launch a west Suffolk village’s first ever scarecrow festival yesterday.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Four Suffolk schools have underperformed in the eyes of Ofsted inspectors

Schools in Peasenhall, Middleton, Yoxford and Bramfield, which are all run by the same federation, have been told they require urgent action or special measures to turn round falling standards.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Thorndon/Eye School is looking for community help to raise £25,000 for a new classroom

Parents and teachers at Thorndon CEVC Primary are rallying together as they work to raise £25,000 for a new ‘learning space’ for pupils to help them cope with rising pupil numbers.

John Nice - Doing Nicely

Sunday, July 26, 2015

This is a time to dream of foreign climes and beaches - the old fly and flop as I heard it described on the radio recently.

Raising the Bar

Thursday, July 23, 2015

John Grose chairman Ian Twinley proudly received the business partner of the year award on behalf of the motor group at the Raising the Bar Awards 2015.

Saturday, July 11, 2015
Stowmarket High School Jobs Fair
Josh barker, david Blackburn and Sarah parramint of Stowmarket town council

Around 40 businesses descended on Stowmarket High School last week as part of a scheme to get young students thinking about future job opportunities.

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Melissa Abbott and Mary Narey of Muntons receive the Business of the Year trophy from Amber Brinkley of EDF Energy and Sarah Howard of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.

Malt and malted ingredients company Muntons has claimed the top honour at the 2015 East Anglian Daily Times Business Awards.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Suffolk county councillor Lisa Chambers

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.

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

Thursday, July 16, 2015

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.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
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.

Thursday, July 9, 2015
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.

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Colchester  Harriers

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

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
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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