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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.

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It’s not long until half term, which runs from February 16-24. Here are suggestions of some things to do which are educational, and fun as well!

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A £1million fund looks set to be introduced amid concerns hundreds of Suffolk children are being left to struggle with speech and language difficulties, potentially leaving them with life-long problems.

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Suffolk County Council axed its school nurse drop-in sessions at both primary and secondary schools for more than three months as a result of a severe shortage, it has emerged.

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Suffolk County Council

Two further education establishments in Suffolk have teamed up for a new campaign to encourage youngsters to pursue engineering.

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West Suffolk College

The latest group of youngsters have graduated from Inspire Suffolk’s Prince’s Trust 12-week team programme and have taken a positive next step into work, education, further training or volunteering.

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Inspectors have recognised “huge changes” at a Suffolk primary school, but they still felt it “requires improvement”.

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Fears have been raised that Suffolk may have a systemic problem with how children’s homes are run after a third establishment was given a poor Ofsted rating in the last 10 weeks.

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Jack Abbott

Most school holiday dates will be the same in Suffolk and Essex in 2019 - but the autumn half term are set to fall in a different week.

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Suffolk New College

A council said today it had received no complaints about a video of a drag queen headteacher.

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A “visionary and ambitious” bid to establish a pioneering multi-million pound centre for technology in the east has been put forward.

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Jo Churchill

A college in Suffolk has said it believes the popularity in crime dramas on TV has helped boost take up in science subjects, after demand for places has quadrupled.

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Suffolk County Council

As work begins to rebuild Stowmarket High School, headteacher Dave Lee-Allan is calling on the community to help stock the new building with key resources.

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Department for Education

If you are a parent of a three or four year old you may have just recieved a letter about primary school places. But what do you do next?

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Suffolk County Council

New management has been found for several schools in Suffolk and north Essex formerly run by the controversial academy trust Bright Tribe.

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Sandy Martin

A programme to turn around Suffolk’s special education needs (SEN) provision has been outlined – with an “innovative” pilot set to spearhead the measures.

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Jack Abbott

Students from Finborough School embarked on an adventure to the continent to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.

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Finborough School

“Chronic underfunding” of education by the government has been blamed for a council’s overspending on children’s services.

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Gordon Jones

Proposals have been submitted by Suffolk’s education team for a new special school in the county, amid a “crisis” in special education needs provision.

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Jack Abbott

A Suffolk primary school has introduced vegan alternatives to ensure that “no children are left out” after studies reveal a 700% increase in veganism over the last two years.

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BBC

More than a dozen members of staff and ex-students were among those gathered to remember a popular teacher who died weeks after becoming a mum.

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West Suffolk Hospital

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