Raising the Bar is Suffolk’s response to tackling levels of educational attainment in the county.

The aims of Raising the Bar are that in partnership with education providers, families, communities and businesses, we will enable:

  • Every child to achieve their full potential
  • Every child to attend a good or outstanding provider
  • Every child to have the best preparation for life before and beyond school 

How we will measure our success:

  • Increased attainment at ages 5, 11, 16 and 18
  • Reduced attainment gap between disadvantaged and other pupils, at ages 5, 11, 16 and 18
  • Increased percentage of schools and education providers rated good or outstanding by Ofsted
  • Reduced unemployment rate for 18-24 year olds

Looking forward, what Raising the Bar success looks like in 2017:

  • Our education system is enabling all children and young people to reach their potential and is delivering wider benefits for Suffolk
  • Suffolk has a strong reputation for its education system and is recognised as a national leader for good practice

Priorities for the 2015-2017 phase of the programme are:

  1. Effective and timely school improvement
  2. Strong school to school support
  3. Excellence in leadership and governance
  4. Developing aspirations with families, communities and businesses
  5. Clear strategy and communication (enabling priority)

Visit the Raising the Bar website for further information and more detail about the priorities.