Suffolk ‘not effectively’ meeting special educational needs of children, say inspectors

The special educational needs of many children and young people in Suffolk are not being effectively met, according to a new report.

Worlingworth, Suffolk. Class of the Week - Class Teacher, Mrs Jo Ryan with Goldcrest Class. 


CLASS OF THE WEEK - Worlingworth CEVC Primary School

The Reception Class at Worlingworth CEVC Primary School take their turn in the limelight as the Diss Express Class of the Week.

Occold Primary School - Class of the week

CLASS OF THE WEEK - Occold Primary School

It is the turn of the Reception children of Rabbit Class at Occold Primary School to enjoy their time in the limelight of the Diss Express Class of the Week.

The North Lopham community protested the proposed cuts to their road crossing patrol service in December 2016. Photo by Thomas Malina.

North Lopham school relieved after county council U-turn on crossing patrol cuts

Less than two months ago, North Lopham feared its school ‘lollipop lady’ was about to disappear — but now it is celebrating after Norfolk County Council’s ‘U-turn’ on proposed cuts last week.


Education fund bids in Diss are now open

Applications for financial help from the Taylor and Hammond Education Fund are now open to young people under the age of 25 who have attended school in Diss.

MEMORY LANE - Diss High School Sixth Form visit to Dorset. April 1984.

MEMORY LANE: Throwback to Diss High School Sixth-Form of the 1980s

We are taking a look back into the activities of the Diss High School sixth-formers from the 1980s for this week’s Memory Lane — and we would like your help to identify them!

Sue Spiller, author of Bertunas Children: The History of Education in a Suffolk Village, with the Mayor of St Edmundsbury, Cllr Julia Wakelam

Former Suffolk teacher publishes book about history of education

A former Suffolk teacher has published a book about the history of education in Great Barton.

Shakespeare opportunity for Suffolk students

Shakespeare opportunity for Suffolk students

Suffolk Schools are being invited to work with Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds on its 2017 Shakespeare Takeover Programme.

From left: Head Boy Ben Castle, Assistant Principal Simon Davies, Principal Neil McShane, and Head Girl Chloe Williams.

Attleborough Academy teacher celebrates 30 years of service

An Attleborough teacher who celebrates three decades of service to his school this year says it has been “a privilege to have worked with so many outstanding young people” during his career.

Dietician Vicky Allison working with Year 5 and 6 pupils at Wilby Primary School as part of their two-week 'Healthy-Me' project. ANL-170901-142713001

Wilby Primary School pupils starting off 2017 with two-week health kick

‘A new year, a new me’ is a common phrase we hear in January — but Wilby Primary School pupils are putting those words into action with a ‘Healthy Me’ project.

Wilby Primary School celebrates a strong performance in its Key Stage 2 results.

Wilby school ranks high amid Norfolk and Suffolk’s sub-par Key Stage 2 performance

A select group of schools in the Diss Express area enjoyed success in this year’s national Key Stage 2 league tables — but Norfolk and Suffolk remains in the bottom quarter despite improvements.

Archbishop Sancroft High School students have spread some Christmas cheer to their community with an annual festive dinner for older residents. ANL-161219-142628001

PICTURES: Archbishop Sancroft High School students bring Christmas cheer to the community with annual dinner

Archbishop Sancroft High School students have spread some Christmas cheer to their community with an annual festive dinner for older residents.

Ministers are looking into making sex and relationships education compulsory for all secondary school pupils

Ministers consider mandatory porn lessons

Ministers are looking into making sex and relationships education compulsory in all schools, in a move that would see pupils learning about online pornography, sexting and the issue of sexual consent.

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Winfarthing, Norfolk. Children at Winfarthing All Saints Primary School with some of the food items they have collected for the Waveney Foodbank. Pictured from left Harley Spittle, 4, Oliver Shaw, 7, Erin Long, 9, Corey Lanchester, 10, Sasha Spinks, 7 and Summer Taylor, 5. 

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‘Generous’ donations from Winfarthing school’s pupils and parents support Waveney Foodbank

Pupils and parents of All Saints Primary School in Winfarthing will make many people’s lives that bit easier this Christmas after “generous” donations to support the Waveney Foodbank.

Pupils at Banham Primary School taking part in a sponsored walk around the playground carrying bottle filled with water to raise money and awareness for Water Aid UK. Pictured are school council members who came up with the idea.

Banham pupils splash out for Water Aid in solidarity with struggling families

In developing nations around the world, some people walk for hours every day to gain access to clean water.

St Andrew's Primary School in North Lopham campaigns to save 'lollipop' road crossing patrol service.

North Lopham rallies behind school’s campaign to save lollipop lady

The North Lopham community rallied behind their local school this week, to launch a campaign against proposals which may cut their lollipop service in 2017.

Becky May, a childminder, has launched a petition urging improved road safety measures to protect pedestrians walking to and from Roydon Primary School ANL-160712-113133009

Diss childminder petitions for improved road safety on route to Roydon school

A petition urging Norfolk County Council to introduce improved road safety provisions to protect children in Roydon is gaining momentum, with its creator describing a well-used route to school as “increasingly dangerous”.

Eye art students take over Pizza House to show skills at ‘pop-up’ exhibition

Eye art students take over Pizza House to show skills at ‘pop-up’ exhibition

The art department from Hartismere School in Eye presented a small snapshot of its creativity this week, when it took over a local business for one night for a special ‘pop-up’ exhibition.

Diss High School charity auction for EACH and Cancer Research UK. Auction organisers pictured from left: Ana Lomba, Charlotte Diaper, Jed Mears, James Broom-Lynne and Bobby Allen.

Diss High School to kick off Sixth Form Charity Week with huge auction

Five students are kicking off Diss High School’s annual Sixth Form Charity Week with a bang on Monday, with an auction to aid East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and Cancer Research UK.

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St Mary’s Junior School in Long Stratton closed today after heating failure

St Mary’s Junior School in Long Stratton is closed today (Tuesday) after a heating failure following a power cut.

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