Jack Abbott, Labour's education spokesman at Suffolk County Council, said the pay packets were "impossible to justify" Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant The boss of an academy trust which relinquished control of two Suffolk schools amid government pressure took home a pay packet of nearly £300,000 last year, it has been revealed. Earning nearly double the Prime Minister, who takes home £150,000 a year, Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) chief executive Julian Drinkall is understood to have been paid between £290,000 and £295,000 in 2018.His pay packet is £100,000 more than that listed for 2017.Mr Drinkall heads up the biggest academy chain in England, which ran Felixstowe Academy and Langer Primary Academy until late last year.AET came under fire from parents, teachers and Suffolk MP Therese Coffey for its failure to meet government standards - and the trust subsequently cut ties with both schools in November 2018. Therese Coffey, Suffolk Coastal MP, raised … [Read more...] about Is your child’s school paying staff over £150,000?
PUBLISHED: 05:30 12 March 2019 Jake Foxford Forensic officers were at the scene in distinctive white suits, searching the Bramford Lane area of Ipswich Picture: ARCHANT Archant A community is voicing its shock this morning after a 17-year-old boy was left to call for his own ambulance after being stabbed in Ipswich. Five police cars were seen in Marlow Road, Ipswich, as foresnic officers searched the scene Picture: ARCHANTFive people are being questioned by police - two boys, aged 16 and 17; two 18-year-old men; and a 20-year-old man. All five have been taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.Ipswich resident Julie Pottle said: “This is too close to home, I wish it would all stop. I hope the young guy makes a speedy recovery.”Others reacted with anger, calling for much tougher sentences for those caught carrying a weapon.Caroline Oliver said: “Punish the culprits hard. The only way forward is years in prison, not … [Read more...] about Ipswich residents reeling after boy, 17, stabbed and abandoned to call for own ambulance
Updated PUBLISHED: 20:28 11 March 2019 | UPDATED: 22:35 11 March 2019 Jake Foxford Five police cars were seen in Marlow Road, Ipswich, as foresnic officers searched the scene Picture: ARCHANT Archant A 17-year-old boy was left to call for his own ambulance after being stabbed in Ipswich, with police arresting and questioning five people in connection to the incident. A police presence is visible at the start of the footpath on Marlow Road, next to Westbourne Academy Picture: ARCHANTA cordon is in place at the scene in Marlow Road, in the Westbourne area of the town, and five police cars parked in the street, including a forensics van.Police were contacted by the Ambulance Service at around 6.30pm this evening, Monday, March 11, reporting that they had received a call from a 17-year-old boy in Marlow Road who said he had been stabbed. Officers arrived at the scene within a matter of minutes and found that the victim had been attacked in an alleyway … [Read more...] about Boy, 17, stabbed in Ipswich alleyway
Updated PUBLISHED: 23:26 28 February 2019 | UPDATED: 14:49 01 March 2019 Lucas Cumiskey Police on the scene after a mass brawl in Carnoustie Drive. Picture: @Briggs741 Archant A male was bottled in the head and taken to hospital after a mass brawl between up to 30 young people erupted in Cally this evening. A male was bottled in the head and taken to hospital after a mass brawl between up to 30 young people erupted in Cally this evening.Police were called at 9.30pm to reports of a huge fight in Carnoustie Drive, but many of those involved dispersed before they arrived.The victim smashed with a bottle was treated at the scene and taken to A&E, but his injuries are not life-threatening, Scotland Yard said.A spokesperson said: “Six males were arrested at the scene for offences including affray, GBH, possession of an offensive weapon and criminal damage. They have been taken into custody. Enquiries continue.”A picture of the crime scene … [Read more...] about Male bottled in mass brawl involving ‘30 young people’ in Cally