Why teach in Suffolk?

You can make a difference by teaching in Suffolk. Read how creative, innovative and ambitious teachers can make a big impact.

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Teacher's story: what does it mean to be a teacher?

"If you like a challenge and you feel you’ve got the ability and innovation to approach learning in ways that can have an impact and inspire children to achieve, then I think this is the place to be." 

Hear from Anna Ledger, Deputy Headteacher, Dale Hall Primary School, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Make a difference

Children and young people need the very best teachers, and we're working hard to raise attainment and ensure that every child in Suffolk gets a fantastic education.

Teach in schools that are in all shapes, sizes and places:

  • urban to rural
  • big to very small
  • Special Schools
  • Sixth Form colleges
  • Pupil Referral Units (PRUs)

See the range of schools in Suffolk or search for schools on a map, for example upper or high schools.

See how Suffolk schools are working together by providing support and sharing good practice at the School to School Support Partnership.

Children in Suffolk have diverse needs, speak more than 130 different languages and come from a wide mix of cultures.

Our new School Improvement Strategy sets out our vision and we’re working with schools, to change how we deliver education in Suffolk - and we want you to be part of this journey. Read about improving children's attainment in Suffolk through Raising the Bar.

Creative teaching in action: Dale Hall Primary School

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Apply your ambition

We want you to motivate children and young people to achieve their potential by igniting a passion for learning encouraging our children to think differently and explore new options.

Creative teaching in action: Claydon High School

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Get out and about in Suffolk

With the lowest rainfall in the UK, and our coast catching the first rays of sun, Suffolk offers a great climate and beautiful countryside. Whether you’re into cycling, sailing, walking and flying (or just eating and watching) Suffolk offers a wide range of outdoor pursuits.

Be inspired by Suffolk's landscape and history and bring it into a child's learning.

Creative teaching in action: Glade Primary School

Glade Primary School, Brandon, Suffolk at Grime's Graves, Thetford.


Published by English Heritage on YouTube.

Develop your career

You’ll get great support in your Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) year and if you’re looking to progress professionally we offer support for aspiring middle leaders and heads.

Hear what our teachers say about what it’s like to teach in Suffolk.

Watch new ideas grow

Suffolk’s businesses include BT, Greene King and Hutchison Ports, with cutting edge research and development taking place across all sectors including agriculture and food technology. Our county has a reputation for innovation which promotes a keen interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects and we’re working together to ensure that this benefits our schools.

Find out more about Suffolk's key sectors at Invest in Suffolk.

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Email teachsuffolk@schoolschoice.org with any questions about teaching in Suffolk.