Ofsted slams Suffolk education

Schools watchdog Ofsted says it is "very concerned" about education standards in Suffolk after carrying out 33 focused inspections in the county.

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Suffolk schools criticised by Ofsted

The standard of schooling in Suffolk has been strongly criticised by Ofsted. The education watchdog carried out 33 focused inspections, and nearly a fifth of those schools were judged to be inadequate.

It revealed that Suffolk now has a higher proportion of pupils being taught at inadequate schools than both the regional and national averages.

Click below to watch Elodie Harper's report.

Director admits that Suffolk schools must improve

Sue Cook, the Director of Children and Young People's Services at Suffolk County Council, admits that the standard of Suffolk education needs to improve.

She was responding to an investigation by the education watchdog Ofsted in which nearly a fifth of 33 schools investigated in the county were judged to be inadequate.

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Ofsted concerned over "unacceptable" Suffolk education

Schools watchdog Ofsted says it is "very concerned" about education standards in Suffolk after carrying out 33 focused inspections in the county.

It said it had found an unacceptable number of inadequate schools and has questioned the county council's ability to support and challenge them.

The local authority said it accepted the findings of the report and stressed improvements were being made.

Sean Harford, Ofsted's Regional Director for the East of England, wants that to happen quickly.

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