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Yesterday, 14:59

A village primary school has been found to be 'inadequate' in an Ofsted report which says pupils receive "poor quality of education".

Major plans to boost Suffolk's literacy are in the pipeline, as the county's education chiefs aim to team up with a leading charity.

An annual 35-year-old sporting event welcomed 150 pupils from across mid Norfolk to Dereham.

Plans to revamp Suffolk's children's centres - which could see two closed - are not about saving money, council leaders are insisting.

Suffolk County Council

A key project to raise educational standards in Suffolk is "not null and void" council chiefs insist, despite fears that spending has plummeted.

A headteacher has been banned from teaching indefinitely after he failed to protect two pupils suffering neglect.

New school places will still be provided in growing areas, a council has insisted, despite data forecasting an education funding shortfall of almost £74m.

Norfolk

Rising numbers of families are seeking help for children with special needs, but thousands are being denied assistance, a national investigation has found.

Norfolk

Political and economic changes in the UK over the past decade have hit private education schools. But despite recent closures independent schools in Norfolk believe the market is still strong. Bethany Whymark reports.

The first 10 new specialist units under £45 million plans to boost special educational needs in Suffolk have been announced.

Suffolk County Council

More than half of the 'outstanding' education establishments inspected by Ofsted in Suffolk this year have declined in standards, it has emerged.

Christmas has come early to pupils at The Bishop's CE Primary Academy in Thetford after being gifted a host of computer equipment.

Thetford

A warning has been issued to the parents of schoolchildren in Norfolk that there has been an increase in Norovirus cases.

Safety checks are needed on the roofs of almost 60 schools across Norfolk - to establish whether they could be at risk of collapse.

Norfolk schools are facing a £29m funding shortfall next year compared to 2015, despite political parties promising billions of pounds of more money, a union has claimed.

Think you know your Harry Potter from your Horrid Henry? Or your Gryffindor from your Gross Class Zero?

A school is going green as it bids to build an energy efficient dining hall to replace its current "poor quality" one.

A special student will be awarded for making a difference to their community.

With this year's General Election taking place in December for the first time in decades and Brexit being the big issue for this year's polls, the 2019 vote is shaping up to be different to most.

A school has been told it still needs improvement across the board by Ofsted.

Suffolk's MPs have united in calling for changes to government guidance on school transport, which have led to problems in the county.

Changes to a controversial school transport policy in Suffolk have not been ruled out in 2020, as a 'lessons learnt' study is due to be published in the New Year.

A watchdog has praised a "transformation" in front-line services for vulnerable children - but said "significant shortfalls" remain in other areas of practice.

Young people who claimed schools "just didn't care" when it came to bullying have sparked positive action.

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