Raising the Bar strategy

Discover our ambitions, goals and priorities for the strategy. Find out what success will look like for Raising the Bar 2018-20.

On Tuesday 20 February 2018 Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet agreed the 2018-20 Raising the Bar strategy.

The strategy was developed with education and training providers across Suffolk, and builds on the achievements to date and our ambition to create an education system for children and young people in Suffolk that is among the best in England.

Our ambitions

Every child, including those who are vulnerable or need extra help, has a good start in life and the best opportunities to thrive, develop and achieve.

Every young person is given the support they need to achieve their full potential and ambitions and become a confident and successful adult.

Our goals

To be in the top 25% of all local authorities for:

  • Early Years and Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, 2, 4 and 5 national test outcomes
  • 'Good' or 'Outstanding' Ofsted judgements for early years settings, schools and post-16 providers
  • Accelerated progress for disadvantaged children
  • Young people progressing to higher education, including Higher Apprenticeships
  • Youth employment rates

Our priorities

For 2018 to 2020:

What success will look like

Leaders and governors of early years settings, schools and post-16 providers set the highest aspirations for children and young people. They promote equality and equity, challenge each other to achieve, and ensure no child or young person is left behind.

All children and young people have an educational and pastoral experience that ensures they can achieve their full potential, develop resilience, and build the self-confidence and interpersonal skills needed to apply their knowledge.