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Suffolk schools to strive to secure best staff

03/07/2013 Joanna
Suffolk County Council is reportedly set to expand its education recruitment efforts as part of a wider set of measures to improve pupil attainment.

The Royal Society of Arts (RSA) recently published a report, commissioned by the council, into how it could tackle relative underperformance in the county's schools.

In its initial response to this report - which will be considered next week by the local authority's cabinet - Suffolk County Council will back the RSA's recommendation that it invests in recruitment in order to "widen the pool" of teaching talent available, according to the East Anglian Daily Times.

The council's response will state: "We believe that this recommendation is crucial to future success. We absolutely agree that dynamic leaders and high quality teachers are central to schools achieving the highest possible standards."

Moreover, Suffolk County Council will also commit to taking steps to ensure governors and governing bodies are more "strategic, challenging and ambitious".

It has already formed a long-term strategic partnership with Hackney council, in line with the RSA's proposal that it establishes such a relationship with an educationally improving east London borough.

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