Suffolk County Council

An urgent investigation has been launched after new figures revealed the numbers of Suffolk school pupils permanently excluded doubled this year.

A Suffolk education union has warned that having full classes in September without effective social distancing will be “reckless” and “potentially dangerous”.

Graham White

Staggered break times, putting children into “bubbles” and overhauling the curriculum are expected to be part of the guidelines in getting all children back into school this September.

A school trust says it has seen overwhelming backing from parents and pupils over its decision to restart some lessons in August.

Staff and pupils at a Lowestoft-area primary school are celebrating after being rated as ‘outstanding’ once more.

There has been no further increase in the number of children who have headed back to school - with nearly 2,000 students now back in some format.

Suffolk Live

The Prime Minister will attempt to kick-start the economy after Covid-19 with a decade-long schools rebuilding plan.

Year 10 students at nine secondary schools across Norfolk and Waveney have started Saturday catch-up classes and will be returning early from their summer holidays, to make up for lessons lost during lockdown.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

A Suffolk school is cutting its summer holidays short to help pupils catch up on learning they have missed because of Covid-19.


Children from underprivileged backgrounds are not returning to schools “in the numbers they could and should”, the prime minister had said.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

The headteacher of a Halesworth primary school has committed to improving standards despite a recent ‘requires improvement’ rating from Ofsted.


A generation of Norfolk’s children are at risk of being “failed” and “forgotten” as issues with already struggling support services are worsened by the impact of the coronavirus lockdown.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Increasing confidence from parents has prompted a rise in the numbers of pupils returning to school - with nearly 2,000 going back in some format.

Mary Evans

Tactics used by ‘paedophile hunters’ need more rigorous oversight, according to research from a university professor.

Britain’s history should be taught “warts and all”, education leaders in Suffolk have said - amid fresh debate on whether the nation’s colonial past gets enough attention in schools.

Graham White

Thirty additional places for children with complex needs are being planned as part of a scheme to expand a “fantastic school”.

A coastal college has been selected to offer five new T Level courses from 2022.

A coastal college is helping to lead the way in a new national mental health and wellbeing scheme.

Parents in Suffolk are divided over whether they would send their child to a summer school this year to help them catch up with learning, a poll has indicated.

Suffolk County Council

Fewer than one in five primary pupils returned to school in Suffolk last week, new data shows.

Mary Evans

Headteachers and principals have praised staff, families and pupils as children returned to the classroom across the region this week.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Communities in Suffolk are being urged to be the “eyes and ears” for children in danger, as children’s services bosses report a 50% drop in referrals.

Suffolk County Council

Staff at a coastal college spent their half term holidays running, walking, cycling and swimming a total of 668 miles.

Mental health experts in Suffolk have produced a support pack for schools to help anxious pupils through their return from coronavirus lockdown.


Fewer pupils and schools returned in Suffolk today than anticipated, according to education chiefs, as parents proved to be cautious about sending their children back.

Mary Evans

A handful of Suffolk primary schools are not expected to reopen their doors on June 1, it has been confirmed.

Mary Evans

Secondary schools should only have a quarter of year 10 and year 12 pupils in at any one time to reduce coronavirus transmission risks, the Government’s new guidance says.

Dozens of questions are being asked by schools in Suffolk as they prepare to open schools from June 1 in a bid to ensure safety.

Mary Evans

A headteacher has praised the outstanding efforts of her staff as preparations continue for a return to the classroom.

Lowestoft Suffolk

The chief executive of the largest primary-only academy trust in the country has stressed that schools will only reopen to priority year groups once “rigorous risk assessments” had been carried out.

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