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Education champions from Waveney shortlisted for county awards

PUBLISHED: 12:59 03 July 2019 | UPDATED: 12:59 03 July 2019

Last year's Raising the Bar ceremony, which celebrates educational achievements in Suffolk. Picture: Warren Page

Last year's Raising the Bar ceremony, which celebrates educational achievements in Suffolk. Picture: Warren Page

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Inspirational figures from Waveney have been shortlisted ahead of a ceremony recognising educational achievements.

Gordon Jones, cabinet member for children's services, education and skills at Suffolk County Council, speaks at last year's Raising the Bar Awards. Picture: Warren PageGordon Jones, cabinet member for children's services, education and skills at Suffolk County Council, speaks at last year's Raising the Bar Awards. Picture: Warren Page

The Raising the Bar Awards are set to celebrate Suffolk schools and their efforts to improve levels of educational attainment, ensuring every child can achieve their potential.

Ten awards will be presented across four categories, with schools, children, teachers, staff and volunteers all in with a chance of winning.

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Two primary school entrants from Lowestoft could be named 'Educational Leader and Setting of the Year', which salutes a school leader who has developed a learning environment that has shown major improvements.

Jamie White, headteacher at Oulton Broad Primary School, has been shortlisted for the award, as well as Joel Crawley and Oz Sparkes from Woods Loke Primary School in Lowestoft.

Meanwhile teacher Oliver Clifford, from Worlingham Primary School, is a finalist in the 'Excellence in Digital Strategy Award', which assesses a school's approach to online safety.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony held at Wherstead Park in Ipswich on July 10.

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