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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Education news

Libby Brown headteacher at Kyson Primary, Woodbridge.

School heavily criticises Suffolk County Council for how it handled Kyson Primary headteacher’s absence

A board of school governors has launched a fierce attack on Suffolk County Council after their headteacher had to stop work for seven weeks.

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Murrayfield Primary School.

Murrayfield Primary School’s head resigns weeks after dispute over after-school clubs and end-of-term disco

The headteacher of an Ipswich primary school has resigned just weeks after parents criticised a decision to axe after-school clubs and the end of term disco.

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Suffolk county councillor Lisa Chambers

New data reveals more than 90% of parents in Suffolk get first-choice school placements for September 2015

More than 90% of parents in Suffolk have had their first-choice places accepted for their children starting school this September, it has been revealed.

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John Nice – Doing Nicely

An open day at Otley campus.

Doing Nicely: Celebrating the success of students from Easton and Otley College

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.

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Geoff Barton – Education Matters

Exam time

Education Matters: Years of work put to the test as pupils in Suffolk complete their last A-level and GCSE exams

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

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Raising the Bar - Suffolk County Council

Suffolk county councillor Lisa Chambers

Awards honour those who have Raised the Bar across Suffolk

Suffolk’s second Raising the Bar Awards are to be presented at a special event in Bury St Edmunds on Thursday.

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