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Fresh questions are being raised over Ofsted inspections of ‘outstanding’ schools after two establishments with the top rating have seen dramatic falls in the last month – more than six years after last being visited.

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MPs in Suffolk have called for a “complete culture change” in Suffolk’s crisis-hit special educational needs service, with demands that the problem “needs to be fixed”.

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Health and education leaders at national level are to meet to decide how to turn round Suffolk’s failing special needs education service, it has been revealed.

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Care Quality Commission

The family of an autistic youngster who was left without appropriate specialist education for more than a year has described being pushed from “pillar to post” in the fight for proper schooling, following a latest critical report.

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Norwich

Calls for an independent review into failing special educational needs provision in Suffolk is growing today following renewed criticism by inspectors.

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The NHS and Whitehall are set to decide the next steps for Suffolk’s ailing special educational needs provision, following a latest scathing inspection by health and education watchdogs.

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Plans to expand a host of Suffolk schools and build more than 10 new establishments by 2029 have been revealed by Suffolk County Council.

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Gordon Jones

Some Suffolk schools are actively encouraging parents to educate their children at home, the county’s education boss has revealed amid a spike in the number of pupils being home schooled.

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Jack Abbott

A task force is set to be established later this year to come up with measures to tackle a shortfall of places for youngsters who cannot attend mainstream schools.

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Jack Abbott

Children across the UK - including some from East Anglia - are planning to miss school this Friday as part of a country-wide youth protest demanding action on climate change.

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An innovative multi-million pound technology teaching hub featuring a tie-up of colleges across Suffolk have moved a step closer.

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Suffolk New College

Nearly three quarters of Suffolk parents still believe schools in the county should be run on a catchment area system, new survey results have revealed.

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Gordon Jones

Plans to build three new special schools as part of a £45million programme of investment in Suffolk have been backed by councillors

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Gordon Jones

A new guide to help teenagers with special educational needs progress into adulthood has been published as part of a major revamp of SEND provision in Suffolk.

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Care Quality Commission

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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Gordon Jones

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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Education

This year Suffolk County Council is working to Raise the Bar and improve educational standards in the county.

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We also want to highlight those areas where improvement is still needed.

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