New figures published by the Government show that the number of five to seven year olds in Suffolk achieving expected levels of attainment in reading, writing and maths has improved significantly this year.
These figures are provisional, with final data released in January 2015, but they are a very welcome indication that the hard work put in by so many people is beginning to pay off.
It is not anticipated that the final data will be very different from the figures published last week which show:
Reading up 17 places, from 78% reaching expected levels of attainment in 2013 to 81% this year;
Writing up 14 places, from 68% reaching expected levels of attainment in 2013 to 71% this year;
Maths up 3 places, from 78% reaching expected levels of attainment in 2013 to 80% this year;
Year 2 phonics is up 41 places, from 84% reaching expected levels of attainment 2013 to 89%
This forecasted boost in results and subsequent move up the education league tables for Suffolk is excellent news and a testament to the hard work and dedication of teachers, heads, governors, parents and, most importantly, pupils. Well done everybody.