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A leading Suffolk private school has cancelled a play by an Oscar-winning and National Theatre-sponsored playwright because of fears about bad language and its subject matter which covers child abuse.

Yesterday, 15:46
Heart FM DJ Dave Taylor during the charity busking session on the Cornhill in Ipswich where he was accompanied by his producer Nick mellamphy and students from Ipswich High School for Girls.

Heart FM breakfast DJ Dave Taylor took on a charity challenge with a difference this afternoon – learning to busk classic songs with the help of high school students.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Rhymes Nursery at Martlesham Heath.

A dispute over whether children’s privacy at a nursery is protected when using the toilet facilities is at the centre of a “frustrating” Ofsted report.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Zoe hambling receiving her award for her winning film

Handed the tag line ‘Cool Like Keith’ a team of students from West Suffolk College scripted, filmed and produced a mock documentary on comic presenter Keith Lemon - inless than 48 hours.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Cedars Park Primary School, stowmarket

A headteacher who was cleared of assaulting a child 12 months ago has still not returned to work.

Monday, September 28, 2015
Kersey Primary School is the first school to sign up for the St Elizabeth Hospice Reindeer Run 2015.

Schoolchildren at Kersey Primary School have helped launch St Elizabeth Hospice’s Reindeer Run.

Friday, September 25, 2015
Left to right: Woodbridge School headteacher Neil Tetley and Seckford Foundation chairman Roger Finbow with head girl Maddyson Chan, head boy Callum Askins and EiA chief executive and founder Derek Browne.

An award-winning businessman, who left investment banking to nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs, shared his experience and expertise with students at a Suffolk school.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Ipswich School

Ipswich School and Ipswich Prep School will open its doors to children and their families on Saturday.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
The new extension at St Albans Catholic High School in Ipswich. Principal Colin Walker is pictured with pupils.

Community leaders and dignitaries have helped to officially open a £1million extension at a Suffolk school.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Teachers are taking less time off during term time, according to new statistics

The number of days Suffolk teachers are taking off work has reduced by 70% over five years, new figures reveal.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Sports kit available to purchase for One students

Parents have hit out at the biggest sixth form in Suffolk over the almost £120 cost of PE kit.

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Children and staff at Holbrook Primary School celebrating awarding of the ICT Mark and opening of a renovated computer room with MP for South Suffolk James Cartlidge.

A Suffolk school at the forefront of using technology in the classroom has had a double celebration after receiving two awards.

Friday, September 18, 2015
New figures reveal stress and performance culture affecting school staff in Suffolk, union says

Stress and a results-driven culture in schools is said to be behind the stark use of “gagging clauses” in the education profession in Suffolk.

John Nice - Doing Nicely

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

One of the most contented souls that I ever met was back in the days when I worked at a local theatre, writes education commenter John Nice, of Easton and Otley College.

Raising the Bar

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The leader behind Suffolk’s ambitious target to make all schools ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ in less than 18 months has called on Ofsted to inspect schools more quickly.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Some school leaders, teachers and parents lack ambition to improve, according to Suffolk County Council

Too many school leaders, teachers and parents still do not aspire to turn around Suffolk’s under-performing education system.

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Students were jumping for joy at their A-level results - but you'd never have known it from the muted response from the county council.

Suffolk’s education system hasn’t had a great time over recent years as other counties have motored up the league tables leaving us lagging behind.

Thursday, July 23, 2015
John Grose chairman Ian Twinley receives the business partner of the year award at the Raising the Bar Awards 2015 from Julie Mills of WS Training.

John Grose chairman Ian Twinley proudly received the business partner of the year award on behalf of the motor group at the Raising the Bar Awards 2015.

Saturday, July 11, 2015
Stowmarket High School Jobs Fair
Josh barker, david Blackburn and Sarah parramint of Stowmarket town council

Around 40 businesses descended on Stowmarket High School last week as part of a scheme to get young students thinking about future job opportunities.

Geoff Barton - Education Matters

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

This time of year in secondary schools is one of mixed emotions, writes head teacher Geoff Barton.

School Sport

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Michael Bartram and Joshua Hulse both scooped gold medals as Suffolk athletes enjoyed their best ever set of results, at the annual English Schools Track & Field Championships, held at Gateshead.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
The Suffolk School Sports Games at Bury Leisure Centre. Competitiors take part in the 75 metre race.

This year saw the fourth hosting of the annual Suffolk School summer sports festivals, delivered by Suffolk Sport and supported by the School Games Organiser network, providing excellent competition.

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Hollie Clement of St Joesphs College, Ipswich who has just signed for Chelsea Ladies Football Academy

Blue is the colour for a young Ipswich footballer as she attempts to emulate England’s World Cup stars.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Tom Gifford [Black Vest] on his way to a great win in his 800m

Colchester & Tendring claimed a terrific team victory, to maintain their push for promotion, at their latest Southern League Division Three meeting, held at Watford on Saturday.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The field at the West area of the Suffolk Schools' event played at Haverhill.

Gregor Tait (Kesgrave High School and Ipswich GC), selected by England Schools to meet Scotland next month, equalled the Fynn Valley course record set by Nick Denny in the 2008 club championship.

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Matt Hunter

Education correspondent

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Matt’s focus is on covering the best education stories in Suffolk and north Essex. He works with schools, colleges, universities to profile the best and brightest students. Matt scrutinises the latest exam results, Ofsted reports and holds national and local authorities to account.

He also writes the monthly education supplement which takes an in depth look at the key events.

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