Plans to revamp Suffolk’s children’s centre provision will go ahead, after a challenge by opposition parties was dismissed.
A dedicated officer is being recruited in Suffolk to lead the county’s efforts in eradicating food poverty.
A controversial decision to revamp Suffolk’s children’s centres made earlier this week has been challenged by opposition councillors – and could be due a fresh debate.
Radical changes to children’s centres provision in Suffolk have been given the final approval after more than a year in the pipeline.
Parents are facing uncertainty over how their children will get to school in September, as spare seats on school buses cannot currently be offered for sale.
A social workers’ association in Suffolk is calling for a rethink on a planned shake-up of children’s centres, claiming that it will reduce the availability of safe spaces.
A final decision on the revamp of children’s centres in Suffolk has been delayed after an error was spotted in the council’s reports.
The number of parents wishing to home school their child is expected to rise in Suffolk, after the coronavirus lockdown gave families a ‘trial run’.
Issues such as home schooling, special educational needs and school transport have prompted fresh calls for a dedicated council committee scrutinising education issues.
An action plan to tackle food poverty in Suffolk is to be published before the end of next year as part of a pledge to help families struggling to make ends meet.
A final decision on a shake-up of children’s centres in Suffolk is set to be made next week – with one more centre remaining open full time than planned.
An urgent investigation has been launched after new figures revealed the numbers of Suffolk school pupils permanently excluded doubled this year.
A decision on the revamp of children’s centre services in Suffolk should not be made while the coronavirus crisis continues, a trade union has warned.
Special educational needs bosses in Suffolk have turned around the ailing performance in processing care plan assessments, and are now above the national average it has emerged.
Suffolk education leaders are set to lobby the Government on reimbursing schools which have had to fork out for free school meals, following failings in the national programme.
Schools across Suffolk have been urged to claim free tampons and sanitary products for their pupils from a government scheme to help support young female pupils.
Providers behind two of Suffolk’s three specialist speech and language schools which have been confirmed for closure have opted not to run new smaller units.
Education chiefs in Suffolk have approved plans which mean all new-build special educational needs schools must be equipped with sprinkler systems, after it emerged the Department for Education did not make the system mandatory.
The locations for two new special schools have been identified as part of multi-million pound plans to create hundreds of new places for pupils in Suffolk.
A £90 increase in fees for post-16 school transport in Suffolk has been agreed despite objections from parents.
Plans to increase the cost of school transport by £90 for those aged 16-18 are set to be decided next week – despite more than three quarters of parents saying it would have an impact on them.
Fresh questions have been raised over the care of some of Suffolk’s most vulnerable children, following an ‘inadequate’ report for a council-run children’s home.