Suffolk is in the middle of a change from two-tier to three-tier, based on the availability of BSF funding. Unfortunately, as reported on this blog on Day 139, half of the project has been put on hold over concerns that money will not be available post-2011.
In the meantime, teachers have left in droves from middle schools due to close and from an education system in the process of chaotic change.
Yesterday, the DCSF announced that expert advisors are being sent to Suffolk to prepare a progress review on results.
To interpret that in plain English, Suffolk is failing to provide a satisfactory education for many of its children. Just like Northampton and Milton Keynes did shortly after they announced their change.
Just like Bedford Borough will in the future should we attempt this unwise and underfunded change to a primary-secondary schools structure.