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So-called ‘fat cat’ pay of some academy trust chiefs running schools in Suffolk has been called into question again amid calls for salaries to reflect performance.

The discovery of a wartime letter sent to a former Suffolk school pupil has connected an Australian to his British family.

A Suffolk village primary school threatened with closure after student numbers fell to just 19 has been saved, it has been announced today.

Copleston High School has received an updated Ofsted rating after the education watchdog visited for the first time since 2013. See the full report here and the principal’s reaction.

Talented students at Suffolk New College organised and filmed their own Jools Holland-style show showcasing some of Suffolk’s brightest talent.

Therese Coffey repeated concerns over the ability of UK’s largest multi-academy trust to turn around the failing Felixstowe Academy.

University lecturers in Essex are prepared to strike again this summer, cancelling final year exams and delaying graduation ceremonies, if the bitter pension dispute remains unresolved.

Two Olympic swimmers have paid special visits to primary schools in Suffolk to encourage children to get into sport.

The owners of a nursery near Hadleigh rated ‘Inadequate’ by Ofsted have criticised government inspections for being “heavy-handed” and “too generalised”.

Hundreds of lecturers and other staff angry over proposed changes to pensions began a 14-day staggered strike at the University of Essex today.

Renewed concerns have been raised over the handling of proposals to cut free home-to-school transport for thousands of children in Suffolk.

Over 1,000 people have signed an MP’s petition calling for the trust behind the under-fire Felixstowe Academy to be removed, but senior leaders still insist they will turn around the school.

A so-called ‘superhead’ has been appointed as the interim headteacher of the under-fire Shotley Community Primary School.

Pupils at Woodbridge School delighted audiences with an “incredibly slick” performance of classic The Sound of Music.

A group of art students based at West Suffolk College studied the work of Antoni Gaudi on a trip to Barcelona to enhance their course work.

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

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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’.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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