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Calls have been made by education champions in Suffolk to bring poorly performing academies back under council control.

Senior officers across Suffolk's ailing special educational needs service are to be held to account for its failings, it has emerged.

As figures reveal that Suffolk ranks among the worst areas in the country for unauthorised school absences, we ask the question - have you ever taken your child out of school during term time?

Exam stress and social media have been blamed for a huge rise in the number of cases of children referred to social services for mental ill health.

Parents have reacted angrily after it emerged a special needs forum praised for its "powerful and influential voice" has been refused access to a crisis meeting with government leaders.

People in Colchester are being encouraged to help shape the lives of the next generation by choosing a career in teaching.

Work to build a multi-million pound new public services hub in Mildenhall - which will combine education, health and leisure facilities on one site - will begin this month.

National Apprenticeship Week is highlighting the benefits of training on the job versus university, but figures suggest many employers aren't getting on board.

Essex County Council is preparing plans to develop three new schools for children with special educational needs.

New figures reveal one in five Suffolk schools have no male teachers - raising questions over a lack of role models for boys in early education.

An Ipswich primary school which faced losing its sponsor following a torrent of criticism from Ofsted has taken "effective action" to improve, according to inspectors.

A campaign by the Department for Education encouraging people to get into teaching is to visit Ipswich this week, amid concerns for teacher shortages in the county.

A bid has been launched by an academy trust for a new secondary school planned for the 2,000-home Adastral Park development to be a free school.

More than £1million of government cash is being pumped into the training and development of teachers in Ipswich, it has been revealed.

Plans to tear down dated buildings at one of Ipswich's key secondary schools and rebuild it with a fit-for-purpose teaching space have been approved.

A north Suffolk academy trust has been ordered to justify the high salaries of its top-paid staff.

The CEO of a new multi-academy trust in Ipswich has spoken about his vision to bring the best out of two high performing primary schools.

An Ipswich education project has been given a £50,000 boost by central government to continue a successful scheme providing extra tuition for struggling GCSE maths pupils.

Plans have been unveiled to pump up to £45.1million into creating hundreds of special educational needs places in Suffolk, in a bid to meet soaring demand.

Unity Schools Partnership have been announced as the preferred new provider for Felixstowe Academy and Langer Primary.

Schools in Ipswich are benefiting from an additional £53,000 each as part of a government education drive, it has emerged.

A building contractor for a multi-million pound project to integrate education, health and leisure services in west Suffolk has been appointed.

Education officials "orchestrated" safeguarding concerns at a Suffolk special school to remove senior staff and push through its conversion to an academy, it has been claimed.

An Ipswich primary school recently branded inadequate by Ofsted could lose its sponsor unless "rapid improvements" are made to pupil outcomes.

The academy trust set to take over a struggling special school in Ipswich has formally been announced.

Suffolk's primary schools have seen a boost in their Key Stage 2 results - although the county is still behind the national average.

A school is set to create a new teaching block to help it meet a growing demand for pupil places.

Education bosses are admitting some pupils with special needs are forced to stay at home due to a lack of specialist placements.

The number of fixed term exclusions at Suffolk primary schools has soared in recent years - prompting calls for an overhaul in the Government's education system.

The principal of West Suffolk College has hailed "dedicated staff and industrious students" after an impressive third placed ranking in a national league table.

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