Spotlight on schools' future

DELEGATES from schools across the county were due to join today to discuss the future of education in Suffolk.

DELEGATES from schools across the county were due to join today to discuss the future of education in Suffolk.

More than 100 governors, teachers and council officials were set to attend an all-day conference at Trinity Park to learn about Suffolk County Council's Building Schools for the Future programme, which aims to rebuild and refurbish secondary schools in the county over the next ten to 15 years.

The conference will provide information for the county council to help with the plans for the next stage of the School Organisation Review, which on Thursday saw councillors vote to abolish middle schools across the county.

Patricia O'Brien, councillor responsible for children, schools and young people's services, said: “We are committed to working together with school governors, as well as parents, teachers and young people, on stage two of our review.”

Teaching unions are considering strike action against the middle school closures.