Rising numbers of pupils are being excluded from primary schools in Suffolk, new figures reveal. The number of students given at least one fixed period exclusion – temporary removal from school for up to 45 days – at primary schools in the county rose by 10% in just a year. It increased from 396 in … Read moreEADT – More primary school pupils are being excluded and sent home in Suffolk
An academy trust is celebrating a new era in supporting young people with special educational needs after launching a series of initiatives in Bury St Edmunds. The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Academy Trust (SENDAT) has unveiled a new college for students aged 16 to 25 with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other complex needs, … Read moreHaverhill Echo – New era in supporting young people with special educational needs
An £80,000 grant has made it possible for a Suffolk charity to connect with more disadvantaged children in need of direct support. Home-Start East Ipswich & Coastal, based in Martlesham Heath, has been awarded £80,522 by Children in Need, to help kick-start its ‘You’re in Control’ project.
Eight education centres for children with additional needs in Suffolk threatened with closure have been saved following 15 months of uncertainty over their future. Suffolk County Council (SCC) launched in January last year proposals to close the specialist support centres, which are based at mainstream schools and support around 100 children living with complex and … Read moreEADT – Education centres for Suffolk children with additional needs saved after closure threat
A Suffolk parent has recruited mental health professionals to lead an event on “mindfulness and well-being” for school-age children. Lucy Flack, whose children attend Earl Soham Primary School, said there were “growing concerns” in Suffolk about the pressures being faced by pupils through exams, peers and social media.