Wednesday, November 18, 2020

It was not quite the White House, but a coastal college was following in the footsteps of America this week.

Teenagers have opened up about the highs and lows of living through a pandemic - admitting that friendship groups, at first, were “trying their best not to talk about it”.

Suffolk schools hit hardest by Covid-19 are in desperate need of financial support as additional costs are stretching already-tight budgets to breaking point, it has emerged.

Mary Evans

“Don’t kill granny by catching coronavirus” became the national rallying cry when cases began to rise in late summer - making it the job of young people to protect older and more vulnerable members of the community.

Six schools across Norfolk and Suffolk have won a share of £10,000 of gardening gear after collecting more than half a million coupons.

A series of improvements are set to be made to Suffolk’s ‘alternative education’ provision, which councillors say will be “life-changing” for families.

Mary Evans

A group of students and a member of staff at an academy are being kept off school following a single confirmed case of Covid-19.


Engineering students at a coastal college have urged the government to “give us a future” as they call on senior figures to back the development of Sizewell C.

Suffolk’s special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) services has been recognised with a national award for supporting teenagers.

Mary Evans

Hundreds more youngsters are being educated at home in Suffolk since the start of the school term, according to new figures.

Mary Evans

Sponsor trusts have been announced for two new special schools being built in Suffolk under £45million plans to create hundreds of new places.

Mary Evans

Families in Suffolk have shared their experiences with health and education watchdogs as part of a national investigation into the impact of Covid-19 on youngsters with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) – a survey which will then determine future improvements in education.

Mary Evans

From taking the wheel in rough conditions on a state-of-the-art simulator to mapping a ship’s route, students were given a taste of what life is like working at sea during a launch event at a coastal college.


A charity is preparing to deliver more free ingredients to children on free school meals across Suffolk and Great Yarmouth this Christmas.

People in a Suffolk town feel children will suffer this holiday after their MP voted against the extension of free school meals.

A special educational needs school near Halesworth has received the green light for a major expansion, including the addition of new classrooms and a gym building.

Suffolk Live

Foodbanks in Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth have been boosted by generous donations from staff and students at a coastal college.

A series of sporting challenges to keep children active has seen thousands of youngsters competing in five virtual contests.

More than 1,200 school pupils and 160 teachers in Suffolk have had to self-isolate because of potential coronavirus risks, new data has revealed.

Mary Evans

Hundreds of laptops have been dished out to children in Suffolk to help them while learning at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mary Evans

There are little more than 10 days left to secure your child’s place at your first choice secondary school for September next year - but how do you apply?

A campaign to keep people safe on the roads is urging youngsters to get involved with its latest design competition - and has extended its deadline.

An education trust which runs 13 schools in Norfolk and Waveney has secured more than £25,000 to enhance its PE curriculum.

A group of 30 children at a north Suffolk primary are being kept off school for 14 days after a member of staff tested positive for coronavirus.

A group of 50 children at a Lowestoft-area primary academy are being kept off school after a pupil tested positive for coronavirus.

Two year groups at a Lowestoft primary academy are being kept off school for the next 10 days after two pupils tested positive for coronavirus.


Proposed school admission rules in Suffolk for 2022/23 have been published, with measures to help prevent twins being sent to different schools among the proposals.

Mary Evans

A coastal college has received a special award in recognition of its support for young carers.

Are you currently aged 15 to 17? Unsure about which option is right for you next year? Perhaps you already know what career you’d like and need qualifications to get there? Virtual open days from the College of West Anglia are designed to help you choose which path to take.

The new head of SET Beccles School has hailed the start of the new term and school year.


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