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A final decision on a shake-up of children’s centres in Suffolk is set to be made next week – with one more centre remaining open full time than planned.

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These are the first pictures of the new £17million Stowmarket High School which has just opened its doors.

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Stowmarket High School

An urgent investigation has been launched after new figures revealed the numbers of Suffolk school pupils permanently excluded doubled this year.

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Suffolk County Council

A Suffolk education union has warned that having full classes in September without effective social distancing will be “reckless” and “potentially dangerous”.

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Department for Education

Parents and education leaders in Suffolk have called for changes to be made to SATs exams following the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus

A headteacher at a Bury St Edmunds school has said she is keen to use cash from the government’s Covid catch-up scheme to help students most at need.

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Graham White

Increasing confidence from parents has prompted a rise in the numbers of pupils returning to school - with nearly 2,000 going back in some format.

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Suffolk County Council

Britain’s history should be taught “warts and all”, education leaders in Suffolk have said - amid fresh debate on whether the nation’s colonial past gets enough attention in schools.

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Suffolk

As some pupils settle back into the school routine, some parents across Suffolk who made the decision not to send their child back on June 1 are now questioning whether they too should attend.

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Coronavirus

The proposal of summer schools and Saturday classes to help children catch up on lost education has divided teachers and parents in Suffolk – with some arguing that “homeschooling is not learning”.

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Suffolk

Concerns have been raised regarding proposed plans to restructure children’s services in Suffolk after a survey found 83% of staff are in opposition.

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Mary Evans

Calls to review the 2m social distancing measures in a bid to get more children back to schools have been made, despite union bosses saying changes are a ‘red herring’.

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The University of Suffolk has pledged to hold some face-to-face lectures from September - to give students as much of an on-campus experience as possible during the Covid-19 crisis.

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University of Suffolk

The plan for children in Suffolk to return to primary schools before summer has been dropped by the government.

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Parents in Suffolk are divided over whether they would send their child to a summer school this year to help them catch up with learning, a poll has indicated.

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Suffolk County Council

Summer schools are being considered as a possible measure to help youngsters disrupted by the coronavirus crisis. Would you send your child if they were launched here in Suffolk?

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Coronavirus

Schools are working on plans for blended learning models for the autumn term as they predict the virus pandemic to continue until the end of the year, according to education chiefs.

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Coronavirus

Fewer than one in five primary pupils returned to school in Suffolk last week, new data shows.

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Mary Evans

Communities in Suffolk are being urged to be the “eyes and ears” for children in danger, as children’s services bosses report a 50% drop in referrals.

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Suffolk County Council

Schools in Suffolk have continued to adapt to the “new normal” after reopening to more children this week as part of eased coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

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Coronavirus

Mental health experts in Suffolk have produced a support pack for schools to help anxious pupils through their return from coronavirus lockdown.

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Covid-19

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