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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Harriet Gazeley tries her hand at DJ-ing in the skills discovery zone

Gallery: West Suffolk College and Suffolk New College give insight into vocational training opportunities

College students have been painting nails, building stud walls and laying bricks in the learning and skills zone at the Suffolk Show.

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Joseph Reason is angry he cannot continue on a Level Three BTEC mechanics course at Suffolk New College

Upset pupils and parents want second year of Suffolk New College mechanic’s course offered

Students and parents have voiced anger after conditional places on a mechanic’s college course were cancelled.

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The company of Slice of Saturday Night

Review: A Slice of Saturday Night, West Suffolk College, until Saturday, May 23

There was an Emile Zola quote on the front of the programme for West Suffolk College’s production of 60s musical, A Slice of Saturday Night: “If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”

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John Nice – Doing Nicely

John Nice

Doing Nicely: Easton and Otley College prepares for the Suffolk Show

It’s always good to try and align your company with national and global brands – suddenly – your brand gets cranked up a notch.

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Geoff Barton – Education Matters

Geoff Barton, headteacher at King Edward VI Upper School in Bury.

Education Matters: ‘Coasting’ schools action will make recruitment crisis worse

Many of us like fresh starts, the idea of a new beginning, the chance to put behind us the messiness of yesterday and capture the optimism of a new dawn, writes Geoff Barton.

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Raising the Bar - Suffolk County Council

Suffolk County Council's base at Endeavour House

Ofsted review of Suffolk County Council’s plan to improve schools is delayed

The annual Ofsted inspection of Suffolk County Council’s plan to improve schools has been delayed until after the General Election.

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