East Sussex parents urged to take advantage of free childcare

Working parents wanting to take advantage of the new 30 hours free childcare offer are being urged to sign up before the start of the summer term.

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Head becomes women’s champ

Willingdon Community School hosted the first Department for Education Women in Leadership Launch Event for the East Sussex Region on Monday July 17.

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Schools to receive extra £2.6bn over next two years

The government has announced extra funding for schools of £1.3bn per year over the next two years.

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Fall in number of university applications

A record number of 18-year-olds in England have applied for university places - but the overall number of further education applicants has fallen.

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Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

The UK has a reputation (rightly or wrongly) for struggling to learn foreign languages. A recent survey showed, for example, that 62% of the population can’t speak any other language apart from English.

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BREAKING: Sussex Downs College announces plan to merge with Hastings college

Sussex Downs College and Sussex Coast College Hastings have this morning (Monday, July 10) revealed they plan to merge.

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Pupils have wheelie great ideas in engineering contest

Teams of Year 2 pupils from eight Eastbourne area schools came up with some innovative ideas when they took part in an exciting annual engineering event at the Town Hall on Monday July 3.

One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

With summer holidays upon us and children bidding farewell to their teachers, a survey has suggested that many parents give expensive gifts as a thank-you to school staff.

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Comedian Coogan supports school funding campaign

Comedian Steve Coogan has added his voice to the ongoing campaign for fairer school funding.
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Reunion for former students of Eastbourne’s Chelsea College

More than 90 ex-students of Chelsea College of Physical Education gathered at the University in Meads to rekindle old friendships after a 50-year passing of time on June 10.

Parents asked for views on plans to expand primary school

Parents asked for views on plans to expand primary school

Views are being sought on plans to expand a primary school to meet the growing demand for school places.

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Queens Speech 'raises more questions than answers' for schools

The Queen's Speech raised "more questions than answers" about school funding, according to one headteacher.
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Headteachers call for action over school funding

The government has been called on to respond “quickly and effectively” to ongoing concerns about school funding.

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‘Huge loss to community’ as Eastbourne pre-school is forced to close

An Eastbourne pre-school has been forced to close after 40 years.

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Pier to pier walk for cancer charity

School friends walked nearly 40 miles for Cancer Research UK in memory of a North Bersted grandfather.

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Students learn top author’s secrets

Worthing High School was thrilled to welcome former Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman yesterday.

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Headteachers from 14 counties issue education warning

Thousands of jobs are being cut and poor funding has left schools at crisis point.

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Talks begin over two Eastbourne schools working together

A consultation began this week over whether an Eastbourne junior school should work with a secondary school.

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Youngsters worried about Trump and environment

The environment and Donald Trump are among the main issues which concern children, according to a new survey.

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Does your school have the ‘E Factor’?

Countryside campaigners are worried schools and colleges will miss out on the chance to win a new environmental award.

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