The life chances of Suffolk's children are being damaged by the local authority's failure to challenge and support its schools, according to a damning verdict from Ofsted.
The education watchdog has consistently criticised education standards in Norfolk and Suffolk and today slammed the County Council for being too slow to intervene when schools are under-performing.
Suffolk County Council today said they took onboard the criticisms, but added they are already making changes.
Elodie Harper reports.
More top news
Becoming cloudier and breezier into the evening, with a little light rain at times. It will be much milder than of late. Lows of 7 deg C.
A row of listed cottages on Norfolk's Blickling Estate have been destroyed by fire which spread through its thatched roof.
Staying mainly dry this afternoon and feeling relatively warm. Highs today of 16 deg C.