Local community urged to join education movement

Published on: 9 Jul 2014.

Suffolk County Council is calling on the local community to get involved and demonstrate their commitment to education in Suffolk.

Endeavour HouseHead teachers, class room teachers, support staff, school governors, as well as parents, businesses and the voluntary sector are being urged to consider joining a Raising the Bar governance programme, which aims to strengthen the accountability of Raising the Bar, and puts a stronger focus on implementation, communications and engagement with schools.

The recently reviewed governance arrangements aim to drive forward a fit for purpose programme, and are based on feedback from an independent “gateway” review, taking a critical look at the programme, and considering views of head teachers, governors and programme team members.

Councillor Lisa Chambers, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for education and skills, said:

“Raising the Bar remains fully committed to working with all parts of the system to improve the outcomes of young people.

“We all have a part to play in raising attainment across Suffolk, it’s vitally important that those in the community who have the passion to help raise educational standards have the opportunity to do so.

“We know there are many outstanding education leaders and members of the local community who all want achieve the ambitions of Raising the Bar. I strongly encourage all those with an interest to come forward.”

If you are interested in being part of the Raising the Bar governance and want to help raise pupil attainment across Suffolk, please visit for more information or email.

Alternatively you can contact Michael Moll on 01473 264808. Deadline for those to express an interest is Tuesday 22 July 2014.