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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Dr Simon Letman, headteacher of Holbrook Academy, said schools freed from local authority control have a lot more freedom to be creative and innovative with their curriculums.

Academies defended by headteachers in Suffolk following GCSE results

Headteachers launched a strong defence of academies in Suffolk last night after it emerged they were behind the majority of the worst performing schools for GCSE results.

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St Benedict's School in Bury St Edmunds have come top in the A-level league tables.

St Benedict’s Catholic School ‘vindicated’ by high flying league table position after Ofsted rating downgrade

Despite a drawn out Ofsted controversy that saw St Benedict’s Catholic School downgraded from ‘good’ to ‘requires improvement’, the school has been “vindicated” by high flying league table results, its headteacher has claimed.

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Philip Hurst, headteacher at Thomas Mills High School

Headteacher at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham ‘delighted’ with latest GCSE results

The headteacher at Suffolk’s highest achieving state school said he was “delighted” with the latest results.

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John Nice – Doing Nicely

Jason Curtis,from Ipswich Building Society giving out flowers to customers for Blue Monday

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Doing Nicely: New year, new you? Why not sign up for a college course?

One of my pet hates is when you speak to people post New Year and they say – well that’s it - back to normal – the fun is over.

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Geoff Barton – Education Matters


Education Matters: Can a book really be as exciting as an iPad?

Confession time: there’s a bit of technology I’m hooked on, that my brain tells me I can’t do without.

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Henley Primary School nativity play.

Raising the Bar: Praise for St Pancras and Henley Primary Schools in Ipswich and The Priory Special School in Bury St Edmunds following Ofsted report

The release of Ofsted’s annual report this time last week presented the overall state of the national education landscape, drawing a line under the inspections completed during the last academic year.

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See how the most-recently inspected schools performed or tell us what you think of the standard of education at your child’s school.
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