Councillors asked to back £2.4 million fund to improve educational standards

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News from the Bury Free Press

Leading county councillors are set to approve a £2.4 million fund to implement improvements in educational standards in response to an independent enquiry.

Suffolk County Council’s cabinet is being asked to formally agree to the fund to start work on recommendations in the Raising the Bar programme.

The money comes from a reserve created from the council tax freeze grant the authority received last year.

Part of the funding would be used to providde training for school governors to develop strong leadership and to develop employment opportunities for young people through apprenticeships, internships and graduate offers.

A new Challenge Fund will also be set up to support good practice in schools.

The cabinet will meet on Tuesday.