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South Suffolk schools benefit from share of £200,000 grant

Plans to help support literacy education among young pupils in a number of Suffolk primary schools have been backed by a £200,000 grant from the Department for Education.

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ETC pics from The Swan in Lavenham.     Ingo Wiangke.

Lavenham hotel forms alliance to host recruits on training placements

Lavenham’s The Swan Hotel and Spa has joined an award-winning organisation specialising in training and placing college graduates into the hospitality, tourism, travel and catering sectors.

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The website for the petition against changes to Suffolk's school transport policy

School bus petition signed by three times more people than have filled in county’s consultation

A petition against Suffolk’s school transport changes has been signed by more than 6,600 people yet only 2,099 have taken part in the county council’s consultation on it.

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Glemsford Primary Academy have been rated 'Good' in their latest Ofsted report.
Headteacher Ben Jeffery with School council and pupil leadeship team
Picture Mark Westley

Strong Ofsted report marks big turnaround for Glemsford school

Glemsford Primary Academy has attributed its significant improvement to the hard work and support of staff and students.

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Artwork by students at Thomas Gainsborough School are on display at Thomas Gainsboroughs House in Sudbury.
Pic - Richard Marsham

PICTURES: Cornard students showcase work inspired by Thomas Gainsborough

Students from Great Cornard have been praised for their high standards of work, which has been showcased in an exhibition at Gainsborough’s House.

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Ola Anderson, head of proactive education at West Suffolk College.

Ex-students celebrate success of West Suffolk College’s Prince’s Trust scheme

More than 300 students celebrated the success of the Prince’s Trust course over the last decade with a special tea party at West Suffolk College.

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Woodpigeons were the most common birds at schools in Suffolk last year
  Picture: Chris Gomersall (rspb-images.com)

Schools flock to take part in Big Birdwatch

Children are standing by their binoculars ready to take part in the annual RSPB Big Schools Birdwatch.

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West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds

MPs backing WSC bid for East Anglian technology institute

East Anglian MPs are backing the West Suffolk College-led bid to create an institute of technology in the region.

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Our Lady and St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 20 The Croft, Sudbury, Suffolk
Woodpeckers Nursery is staging its Christmas Nativity at the Catholic Church in Sudbury
Picture Mark Westley

PICTURE SPECIAL: Suffolk youngsters bring nativity story to life

Youngsters captured the magic of Christmas through a host of nativity plays in the run-up to the big day.

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Acton primary school have been rated 'Good' in its Ofsted report.



PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Acton Primary School earns high praise for improvements in latest Ofsted report

Acton Church of England Primary School has praised the progress of pupils and staff following a period of significant improvement.

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South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge meets with pupils and staff at Stour Valley Community School and Clare Primary School.

Stour Valley schools call for fairer funding after meeting with MP

The Stour Valley Educational Trust hopes a recent visit by its local MP has helped illuminate its concerns about the new National Funding Formula (NFF) for schools.

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Clare Community Primary School held  a whole school art exhibition, including Brazilian street art, weaving and artworks with a winter theme.

Pictured: Year 6 with the Street Art work: Calli Lantree, Joe Webb, Olivia Webb and Violet Walter 



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PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Clare schoolchildren draw on artistic talents for exhibition

Creative juices were flowing at Clare Community Primary School as the pupils showcased an impressive art exhibition last week.

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Sudbury student Matthew Riddle with fellow catering and hospitality students from West Suffolk College

Great Cornard student chef puts cooking skills to test at hotel gala

A budding chef from Sudbury put his culinary skills to the test by helping to prepare a four-course meal at a high-class hotel.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Controversial school transport plans to go to public consultation

Controversial plans which could see 3700 children lose their free school transport in an attempt to cut spending will go to public consultation next week.

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Lavenham Pre School
Katherine Eves manager with Kay Burcham, Mel Lavergata, Rachel Childs and Kati Iliffe.
Picture Mark Westley

Delight for Lavenham Pre-school as children embrace move to new nursery

A Lavenham pre-school is delighted with the success of its new building two months after it opened.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Councillors reconsider Suffolk’s school transport proposals next week

The stalled consultation on free school transport in Suffolk should restart next month with the public being asked to consider three options.

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Wells Hall Children in Need

ROUND-UP: Youngsters across Suffolk raise thousands for Children In Need

Everything from children wearing spotty clothes to school, cake sales, to teachers getting messy in a version of the I’m A Celebrity television show, took place to raise money for Children in Need.

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Pupils at St Gregory CEVC Primary School in Sudbury have been collecting money for Children In Need by creating their own
competitions, sales and fundraisers, using �1 each loaned from the school's PTA.




PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Sudbury school pupils show pounds of creativity for Children in Need

Youngsters at a Sudbury school were commended for their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit, as they found unique ways to raise money for Children in Need using a loan of just £1 each.

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Thomas Gainsborough School, Wells Hall Road, Great Cornard
Thomas Gainsborough School has been rated 'Good' by Ofsted following
its 2017 inspection.
Picture Mark Westley

Delight for Thomas Gainsborough School after glowing Ofsted report

The headteacher at Thomas Gainsborough School has credited the collective effort of students, staff and governors in helping achieve a glowing Ofsted rating.

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Former Long Melford Primary School headteacher Paula Hagan.

Former Long Melford headteacher given lifetime ban for severe negligence

A headteacher has been banned from teaching for life after failing to meet health and safety procedures which put pupils and staff at risk.

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