Category: Education

  • OFTSED GOOD IS BRILLIANT NEWS!

    Suffolk County Council’s Children’s Services has been rated GOOD by Ofsted – which is brilliant news and means the team at SCC, led by Sue Cook, and working with our most vulnerable children are truly among the best in the country. The Ofsted report, which was published on Thursday praises the work of the council in protecting…

  • GOING THE EXTRA MILE!

    Childhood obesity is a major threat to the health and wellbeing of the next generation but Elaine Wyllie the inspirational head teacher of St Ninians Primary School in Stirling, with not a penny in funding, has transformed the health, happiness and work levels of the children at her school. She had one really simple, really clever…

  • SUFFOLK SCHOOLS START TO IMPROVE

    Exciting news: there have been big improvements in results in the early years and Key Stage 1 results from Suffolk schools –  the number  of our three to seven year olds achieving expected levels of attainment has risen significantly. Congratulations to the schools concerned – the teaching staff and governors, the children and a big…

  • BETTER ATTAINMENT LEVELS IN OUR SCHOOLS

    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…

  • SUFFOLK’S LATEST TRUANCY SWEEP NETS FEWER OFFENDERS

    Just six pupils were found truanting from school as part of a co-ordinated county-wide sweep carried out in the past week by SCC and Suffolk Police. The operation demonstrated a significant drop in offenders when compared with a sweep which took place last year whereby 43 individuals were caught truanting in Ipswich alone. The truancy sweep this…

  • TOP HEAD TEACHERS COMING OUR WAY

    Suffolk is to benefit  from a national programme to bring the best head teachers into its schools. The Talented Leaders programme, funded by the Government, and led by the Future Leaders Trust, will recruit and train 100 exceptional head teachers. Schools in particpating areas can then interview and employ these talented people. This scheme is…