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Education news

Yesterday, 17:45

Therese Coffey repeated concerns over the ability of UK’s largest multi-academy trust to turn around the failing Felixstowe Academy.

Yesterday, 16:45

University lecturers in Essex are prepared to strike again this summer, cancelling final year exams and delaying graduation ceremonies, if the bitter pension dispute remains unresolved.

Yesterday, 16:09

Two Olympic swimmers have paid special visits to primary schools in Suffolk to encourage children to get into sport.

Yesterday, 15:22

The owners of a nursery near Hadleigh rated ‘Inadequate’ by Ofsted have criticised government inspections for being “heavy-handed” and “too generalised”.

Yesterday, 23:44

Talented students at Suffolk New College organised and filmed their own Jools Holland-style show showcasing some of Suffolk’s brightest talent.

Wed, 17:33

Over 1,000 people have signed an MP’s petition calling for the trust behind the under-fire Felixstowe Academy to be removed, but senior leaders still insist they will turn around the school.

Yesterday, 13:24

Hundreds of lecturers and other staff angry over proposed changes to pensions began a 14-day staggered strike at the University of Essex today.

Wed, 17:55

Renewed concerns have been raised over the handling of proposals to cut free home-to-school transport for thousands of children in Suffolk.

Wed, 15:49

A so-called ‘superhead’ has been appointed as the interim headteacher of the under-fire Shotley Community Primary School.

Wed, 15:01

Pupils at Woodbridge School delighted audiences with an “incredibly slick” performance of classic The Sound of Music.

Tue, 21:47

Best-selling children’s author Nick Butterworth visited Ipswich today to officially open the Lodge Day Nursery.

Tue, 17:12

“I must have been the only headteacher in the country going home every day praying that Ofsted would come in, because we knew we were good,” says Rick Tracey.

Tue, 16:22

Suffolk County Council has set out challenging new targets for schools as part of the renewal of the Raising The Bar project for another two years.

Tue, 15:21

Hundreds of lecturers and other campus staff angry over proposed changes to pensions are this week staging the first two days of a planned 14-day strike, lasting until mid-March, at the University of Essex. See a full list here.

Tue, 11:29

Enemies of education reform had had some ammunition available during the embryonic stages of Saxmundham Free School: poor GCSE results, a serious warning letter, unfilled school places.

Tue, 10:18

In a blog, Professor Anthony Forster, vice-chancellor of the University of Essex, explains why he disagrees with Universities UK’s position on USS pension reform.

Mon, 17:02

Another Suffolk Church of England school is the latest to join the diocese’s multi-academy trust, with trust bosses saying it will join a network of good schools sharing best practice.

Mon, 15:06

A volunteer-run pre-school which has been educating youngsters for more than 30 years has expanded to its second pre-school this week – with plans for more in the future.

Mon, 07:29

Bullying is “brushed under the carpet” and has become part of Felixstowe Academy’s culture, the Ofsted inspection report which has placed the school in special measures claims. The Ofsted report has been published today. See the full report here.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Entrepreneurial students from a college in Suffolk who crafted handmade Christmas gifts experienced their own winter wonderland after gaining a seal of approval from The Queen.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Pupils from an Ipswich school are going to Buckingham Palace next month after being named finalists in a national enterprise competition.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Organisers have hailed the success of the One sixth form production of The King And I, which was performed to 1,000 people over four nights.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Bullying is “brushed under the carpet” and has become part of Felixstowe Academy’s culture, the Ofsted inspection report which has placed the school in special measures claims.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Reptiles, insects and mammals from all around the world have all greeted visitors to the museum as part of the Museum’s half term programme.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Suffolk schools could be hit with an £11.5million funding decrease over the next two years, according to latest estimates from education unions.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A Suffolk primary school has had its “ineffective teaching” come under fire from Ofsted inspectors after dropping from ‘good’ to ‘inadequate’ in its latest visit.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The strategy for Suffolk County Council’s next two years of “Raising the Bar” is to be set next week.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Women in and around Ipswich are immersed in plans to celebrate 100 years since the vote was won.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A damning Ofsted report into a failing Suffolk school has said that leaders and governors who were unwilling to work together for the good of the school was behind falling standards.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

A Suffolk primary school has been praised in a report as a “vibrant and caring place” where pupils are treated as “unique” individuals.

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