Saturday, September 12, 2020

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

Plans to revamp Suffolk’s children’s centre provision will go ahead, after a challenge by opposition parties was dismissed.

Mary Evans

Excited children were given an extra special treat as they returned to nursery school.


A coastal college has been selected to deliver new scholarships to help the engineering construction industry recover from the Coronavirus crisis.

A controversial decision to revamp Suffolk’s children’s centres made earlier this week has been challenged by opposition councillors – and could be due a fresh debate.

Mary Evans

Radical changes to children’s centres provision in Suffolk have been given the final approval after more than a year in the pipeline.

Radical changes to children’s centres provision in Suffolk have been given the final approval after more than a year in the pipeline.

Mary Evans

Children going back to schools may be faced with a more “Victorian” set-up as educators work hard to make sure pupils are kept safe during the return.

Children are more at risk of long-term harm if they do not attend school than if they return to the classroom despite coronavirus, the UK’s chief medical officers have warned.

Pupils across Lowestoft have been celebrating after another year of “dedication and hard work” yielded more record-breaking results.

After a school year like no other and confusion over how grades will be calculated, the anxious wait will finally be over today for those expecting their GCSE results in Norfolk and Waveney.

Public health chiefs in Suffolk are urging families to make sure their children are ready for the return of school in September after months away from the classroom during the coronavirus lockdown.

James Reeder

Suffolk education leaders say they are “delighted common sense has prevailed” after the government scrapped a controversial system which downgraded some hard-earned A-level and GCSE results.

A-level students in Norfolk and Suffolk have been plunged into fresh uncertainty after the exams regulator for England dramatically suspended its criteria for students hoping to challenge their grades on the basis of their results in mock exams.

Students at a coastal sixth form college have been hailed for “embracing a new way of learning” after another year of “outstanding” A Level results.

Hundreds of students around Norfolk and Waveney are finding out their all-important A-level results today.

Students receiving GCSE and A-level results which they are not satisfied with have been urged not to panic this summer.

Suffolk County Council

GCSE and A-level students in England will be able to use grades in mock exams to progress to university and college courses and employment, the education secretary has announced.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

With school pupils unable to take GCSE and A-level exams this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, results have had to be calculated differently.

Mary Evans

Parents with fears about sending their child back to school in September have been urged to have a discussion with headteachers – but there are currently no plans to prosecute parents.

Mary Evans

Staff at a Lowestoft-area primary school have hailed the achievements of pupils and the support of parents and carers during these “incredibly uncertain and unprecedented times.”

Primary school pupils have continued to bring smiles to the faces of care home residents during lockdown.

A social workers’ association in Suffolk is calling for a rethink on a planned shake-up of children’s centres, claiming that it will reduce the availability of safe spaces.

Jack Abbott

A coastal college’s chair of governors is stepping down from his role this month after helping it achieve a series of successful milestones.

Gyms across the region reported a flurry of customers as they opened their doors for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Lockdown did not stop children at six schools entering an artwork competition inspired by the Norfolk Broads.

This Southwold man is petitioning and has 14,000 signatures already.

Pakefield High School head teacher Anthony Walker tells us why he’s so proud of his inspiring staff and dedicated students.

A final decision on the revamp of children’s centres in Suffolk has been delayed after an error was spotted in the council’s reports.

Matthew Hicks

The number of parents wishing to home school their child is expected to rise in Suffolk, after the coronavirus lockdown gave families a ‘trial run’.

Mary Evans

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