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Headteachers off to Downing Street

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Motcombe Community School Eastbourne.

Eastbourne school forced to close suddenly

An Eastbourne school has been forced to close today (Monday).

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Sussex Downs College appoints new boss to lead merger plans

Sussex Downs and Sussex Coast colleges, which are planning on merging, have appointed a new CEO to lead the process.

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Philip Hammond

Heads to appeal to Chancellor for cash

Headteachers from 25 counties will be heading to Downing Street to appeal to the Chancellor to put more money into the education system.

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Heron Park Academy staff and children with Cllr Hearn (centre) and Cllr Swansborough (to her right)

Eastbourne school celebrates massive boost in pupils taking part in sport

An Eastbourne school is celebrating its pupils’ sporting prowess after receiving a boost of £3,000.

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East Sussex County Council's 'Get a Grip' campaign, urging parents to ensure their children attend school every day

School attendance campaign labelled ‘condescending’

An ‘insulting and condescending’ campaign to improve school attendance in East Sussex should be withdrawn, according to a petition signed by more than 6,000 people.

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College chief to quit next year

Mike Hopkins, the principal and chief executive of Sussex Downs College, which has campuses in Eastbourne, Lewes and Newhaven, has announced his intention to retire in spring next year.

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One of the county council's posters trying to discourage parents from taking children out of school

East Sussex parents hit with hefty fines over children’s school attendance

Sixteen parents in East Sussex have been taken to court for failing to ensure their children regularly attend school.

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Willingdon Community School (Photo by Jon Rigby)

School expansion plan is approved

Plans to expand Willingdon Community School have been approved today (Monday).

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Stephen Lloyd with the new Eastbourne Academy prefects

New prefects at Eastbourne school welcomed by MP

The MP shared tea and cake with the new Head Boy and Head Girl of an Eastbourne school.

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Cup winners Niamh Yates, Rachel Lucas and Amber Blake of Gildredge House celebrated their win with Caroline Ansell and John Bercow

Eastbourne pupils come out top at hard-fought public speaking event

‘Stellar performances’ by Eastbourne schoolchildren won them first place in a public speaking competition attended by House of Commons speaker John Bercow.

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Kaiya Swain

Sussex Downs College student wins gold for the UK at coveted awards ceremony

A former Sussex Downs College student has won gold representing the UK at an international awards ceremony known as the ‘skills Olympics’.

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Enterprising school pupils take part in the Kids in Town challenge

Five teams of Year 4 pupils from Eastbourne primary schools participated in the annual Junior Enterprise Challenge organised by Eastbourne Education Business Partnership in association with Chamber of Commerce.

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Sussex students sought to compete in UK's largest rocket competition

Sussex students encouraged to compete in UK’s largest rocket competition

Top students aged 11 to 18 in Sussex are being called upon to reach for the stars and compete in the UK’s largest youth rocket competition.

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Oakwood pupils donate to foodbank

Pupils from Oakwood Primary Academy made a visit to Eastbourne Foodbank on Tuesday to learn how their donations help people in need.

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NSPCC: Eastbourne teacher’s actions were ‘shocking abuse of his position of trust’

The NSPCC has spoken out after a teacher was banned from the classroom for life this week after a teachers’ misconduct panel revealed he had a ‘sexual relationship’ with a pupil while working at an Eastbourne school.

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Teacher banned for life from classroom after ‘sexual relationship’ with young pupil in Eastbourne

A teacher who formed a sexual relationship with a pupil under the age of 13 while working at an Eastbourne school before moving to a different school and ‘flirting’ with another has been banned from teaching for life, a misconduct panel of the National College for Teaching and Leadership has said.

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Willingdon School welcomes young students from all over the world

Willingdon Community School has welcomed pupils from Italy, China, Thailand, and Spain in recent months.

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The children of Polegate School have said a resounding 'no' to plans to close the community library

Polegate schoolchildren protest against proposed library closure

Children from Polegate School today (Tuesday) protested passionately against plans to close the library they love.

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Could you be Young Chef of the Year?

The search is on for the region’s most talented young chefs.

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