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Thu, 16:13

A college principal has hit back at a top Conservative MP after he expressed "deep disappointment" over the controversial closure of a training restaurant.

Education chiefs have warned that schools in Suffolk deliberately encouraging poorly performing pupils to quit school for home education are being monitored.

It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, which has helped to inspire high school students.

Three speech and language schools in Suffolk which had been earmarked for closure are set to be converted to specialist units attached to mainstream schools, education chiefs have said.

Staff and students from a Lowestoft high school will be experiencing all the glitz and glamour of a star-studded film premiere later this month.

A group of cyclists saddled up to raise funds in memory of a much-loved headteacher, who died of cancer.

More than 800 children in Suffolk are being taught at home according to new figures - including eight confirmed cases in one year where schools pressured parents to home educate so as not to bring down school results.

The start of Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk is a step closer as a herd of "young Elmers" were revealed at the 2019 Suffolk Show.

Hundreds of Suffolk families will be boosted by free meals for their children this summer, after the government pledged £1million for the county.

Key education issues in Suffolk such as special educational needs, catchment areas and home schooling will be put under greater scrutiny thanks to a series of new task forces.

A student will travel to Poland to showcase his skills in the farming Olympics.

Schools across East Anglia have just two days left to submit their LEGO token totals to be in with a chance of winning up to £1,000 worth of LEGO vouchers.

Social care services for children in Suffolk have been hailed by independent inspectors as being of an "exceptionally high standard" after being just one of a handful in the country to get the top rating.

A small academy trust which has announced redundancies at all of its schools in the past month is going into partnership with a larger trust to secure its future.

Excited school children welcomed some carnivorous guests as a new outdoor play facility was unveiled.

From gladiators fighting in the Colosseum, to life in the trenches during the First World War, primary school pupils have been "virtually transported" to different periods of time.

A new principal has been appointed at Lowestoft Sixth Form College, a year after being named runner-up in the national Teacher of the Year awards.

Health and education chiefs in Whitehall say there are no plans to use intervention powers for Suffolk's ailing special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) service.

The parents of a six-year-old boy who died suddenly of meningitis B have hailed the generosity and compassion shown by primary school pupils.

Fresh calls have been made for an independent review of Suffolk's special educational needs service, as concerns surrounding a task force have been raised.

Police were called to children's homes in Suffolk more than 800 times last year - the equivalent of twice a day - in what a top detective admits is a "massive pull on their resources".

Primary school pupils displayed fantastic imagination and creativity as a competition was hailed a success.

Plans to borrow millions of pounds to develop new specialist education places in Suffolk has been given the green light by council leaders - with the first cohort of new places to be ready for September 2020.

Calls have been made by education champions in Suffolk to bring poorly performing academies back under council control.

Suffolk County Council

Children with special educational needs and disabilities in Suffolk are missing out on millions of pounds in funding, according to new data.

Parents in Suffolk are waking up on National Offer Day to the news of their primary school places application - with many overjoyed to have secured a place at their first choice school.

A shake-up of specialist speech and language services for children - which could see three centres closed - aims to support more of the 2,300 youngsters in need of help, education chiefs claim.

A number of children's centres across Suffolk are under threat of closure as part of a wide-ranging review of services, it has been revealed.

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