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Glemsford Primary: Head and Governors suspended in laptop fraud case

Glemsford's website I reported on my blog back in January about the leasing fraud that Glems...

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Just who is Margaret Read and why does nobody seem to know her?

As I reported earlier someone calling themselves Margaret Read has been emailing information about ...

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Petition to Suffolk County Council on Free Schools

I have submitted a petition to Suffolk County Council on Free Schools calling on them to end the &q...

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Suffolk Libraries: Where now for the IPS?

Suffolk Libraries IPS has certainly had a difficult birth. No doubt the County Council would claim...

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Suffolk Free Schools: My Views

This week I published a number of articles about free schools in Suffolk as a result of the respon...

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Dead Men Village Launch in Stradbroke Library

Richard Pierce Photo by kind permission of Near the Coast Last night in the Courthouse, Stradbro...

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Free School FOI Shorts: Felixstowe to have two schools again?

Over the last few years there has been a big push in Felixstowe to create a single secondary school....

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Free School FOI Shorts: County Council Impact Assessment for the DfE

Freedom of Information requests give an interesting insight into how local government works and what you find is by no means all bad. In fac...

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Suffolk Free Schools: No choice without transport

In a rural area transport to school is a big issue. In many secondary schools in Suffolk most of t...

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Free School FOI Shorts: Cllr Spicer's promise of locality funds to Ixworth questioned

Back in November I blogged about Cllr Spicer offering what appeared to be £1000 of her County Counci...

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My response to Graham Watson's Letter: Our Children, Our Choice

Graham Watson, Director of the Seckford Foundation wrote a letter to me yesterday (that you can see ...

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Stoke by Nayland Free School: 'kick up the backside' for coasting neighbouring schools with inexcusable poor performance.

As you may have read on this Blog free school proposers have been insistent that existing schools sh...

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Shona Bendix takes over as Chair of Suffolk Libraries IPS

Shona Bendix, Chair of Suffolk Libraries IPS Shona Bendix has taken over as Chairman of Suffolk ...

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Free School FOI Shorts: Parents "whooped" into support for Free School by MP on back of anger at middle schools closing

It has been clear throughout the story of free schools in Suffolk that the proposals to set up com...

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Suffolk Free Schools: County Council changed response to DfE for "political" reasons

Suffolk County Council were asked by the DfE to give their views of the proposed Suffolk Free Schools. A thorough response was drafted by Co...

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Free School FOI Shorts: Suffolk CC "we should stick to the DfE and Seckford foundation line"

Simon White Director of Childrens and Young peoples services In Mid December Education Portfolio...

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Very Norfolk "bomb scare" closes Diss Town Centre

As a blogger I can spend quite a bit of time investigating some stories. Wading through hundreds of ...

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Free School FOI Shorts: National Politics puts Cllr Newman in "a difficult position"

JeremyRowe, Head of Sir John Leman Once the DfE gave initial approval for Beccles Free School in...

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