New director for schools is keen to drive up standards
Suffolk County Council’s new director of children and young people’s services started in her role on Monday.
Sue Cook was corporate director of children and learning at Southend-on-Sea Borough Council when its schools achieved their best ever exam results for two consecutive years.
In her new role, she will oversee the reorganisation of Suffolk’s schools from a three- tier to a two-tier system and the county’s Raising the Bar programme, which aim to improve young people’s educational attainment which sits below the national average.
She said: “The leadership at the council has made it clear that improving education in Suffolk is a key priority, and I’m keen to drive up standards.
“Suffolk is on the up. There is that ambition and tenacity of not giving up.
“The potential is in everyone -– it’s in the leadership and it’s in the council. We are going to make a real difference.”
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