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A school which claims it will lose hundreds of pupils if contentious plans for school transport cuts go ahead has made a final plea for councillors to “listen to the people of Suffolk”.

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Multi-million pound plans to create a pioneering institute of technology in East Anglia have leapt forward, it can be revealed today.

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Suffolk New College

The most senior judge in England and Wales announced plans to build closer ties between schools and the justice system during a trip to Suffolk.

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Ipswich Crown Court

National and regional education bosses will join up with Suffolk County Council to form an action plan improving under-performing academies, it has been revealed.

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Gordon Jones

More than half a million digital items have been borrowed from Suffolk’s libraries in just four years – illustrating a rapid rise in interest in internet borrowing for reading and listening.

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Schools which could be most affected by the school transport shake-up have branded the decision to recommend phased cuts as “ludicrous” and “damaging”.

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Matthew Hicks

A meeting with top level education bosses over concerns in performance at some Suffolk multi-academy trusts has been set for next week, it has emerged.

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Gordon Jones

Plans for sweeping cuts to free school transport have been recommended to go ahead in phases from September next year – despite 70% of people being strongly opposed to them.

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Suffolk County Council

A Suffolk school has hosted an exciting Chinese exchange – with students from a top Shanghai school invited to socialise with ‘buddy students’ in the UK.

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Finborough School

A Suffolk organisation campaigning for fairer access to post-16 education for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) students is to form a pledge for schools and colleges in the region to sign up to.

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University of Suffolk

A new £70,000 fire simulator is set to revolutionise the way the brigade educates youngsters on safety, bosses have said.

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Rescue Service

Singing and dancing schoolchildren took to the stage at the Suffolk Show to share all they had learnt about the evolution of farming.

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A bid for £4million funding has been lodged by Suffolk leaders as part of plans to create a dedicated scheme to help disabled adults into work.

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Gordon Jones

Children at a Stowmarket school enjoyed their very own version of the Oxbridge Boat Race this month – competing in a unique rowing challenge.

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Stowmarket High School

Almost half of Suffolk’s schools rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted have not been inspected in the last six years – and six were last visited more than a decade ago.

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Gordon Jones

Plans are underway to create a new youth employment scheme to replace the MyGo centre, it has been revealed – but district and borough councils look likely to be fronting half the cash.

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Gordon Jones

A spike in Suffolk school pupil exclusions in March has raised concerns that children likely to get lower grades may be removed from mainstream schools before they sit GCSE exams.

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Department for Education

A scheme to recruit school governors has been relaunched in Suffolk in a bid to overturn high vacancy numbers.

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Education projects in Suffolk designed to improve maths and English results have been awarded more than £900,000 in Government grants.

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Gordon Jones

Bosses at Church of England schools in Suffolk have said that none of the county’s small rural schools are under threat despite a report warning of potential closures.

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Anglican Church

A former Suffolk headteacher who has joined a new dedicated panel to review teacher workload has vowed to use his experience in Suffolk to help tackle the problem.

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Thurston Community College

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