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Suffolk County Council's cabinet approved the new model for specialist speech and language education at its Tuesday meeting, which will focus on earlier intervention.

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Plans to shake-up children's centre provision in Suffolk will go to the public from September, after it was agreed for consultation this afternoon.

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The Suffolk Libraries Reading Challenge is landing on July 20, with children encouraged to get to their nearest library for a space-aged adventure.

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Fresh fears have been raised over the impact plans to close some of Suffolk's children's centre will have on rural communities - with some areas set to share just one or two centres.

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An "exceptional" blind child and a boy paralysed from the waist down who "never fails to inspire and amaze his peers" have been named among the best and brightest in Suffolk's schools.

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A Suffolk headteacher has said life in the classroom can feel like an "impossible job" - as new figures reveal our state schools have lost 250 teachers in just five years.

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Parents across Suffolk and north Essex are receiving their children's eagerly-awaited KS2 SATs results today.

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Plans for a major overhaul of children's and family services in Suffolk - which could save up to £1million - are set to be presented for public feedback.

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Education bosses have admitted an effort to merge two services was partly to blame for a huge dip in the number of vital care plans completed on time - leaving hundreds of vulnerable children in limbo.

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A Suffolk school has been told it 'requires improvement' for the second time in two years after a visit from inspectors.

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Pick up your copy of the East Anglian Daily Times on Monday, July 8, to get your hands on our Top Class supplement which celebrates children across Suffolk finishing their last year at primary school.

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Stowmarket High School pupils had an inspirational class with the brother of Stephen Lawrence, the teenager whose murder transformed British society.

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The head of Ofsted said she understands there will be anxiety for teaching staff ahead of new inspection framework in September but insists the model has been rigorously tested.

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Two colleges in Suffolk have been given government backing to deliver new vocational courses designed as an alternative to A-levels.

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West Suffolk College was the top provider in the country for adults taking GCSE English last year, latest figures have revealed.

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Campaigners over changes to speech and language education services in Suffolk have said they still have unanswered questions, following the unveiling of latest plans.

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Education chiefs have warned that schools in Suffolk deliberately encouraging poorly performing pupils to quit school for home education are being monitored.

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A Suffolk pre-school has come under fire from inspectors after insects and weeds were found in sandpits on site.

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Three speech and language schools in Suffolk which had been earmarked for closure are set to be converted to specialist units attached to mainstream schools, education chiefs have said.

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Ofsted is making some changes to the way they inspect schools in Suffolk and other local authority areas and it means parents will need to know about how it works to help them interpret inspection reports ahead of choosing a school for their child,

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More than 800 children in Suffolk are being taught at home according to new figures - including eight confirmed cases in one year where schools pressured parents to home educate so as not to bring down school results.

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Education

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

Here we want to champion those that are striving to drive up attainment and give our students the best possible start in life.

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

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