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Parents hit with thousands of pounds of fines in wake of controversial Get a Grip campaign

Parents in East Sussex have been hit with fines and costs of more than £17,000 as a crackdown on poor school attendance continues under the controversial ‘Get a Grip’ campaign.

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Students vote to go on rent strike

COUNTY NEWS: Students on rent strike over 'unsanitary conditions'

University students have declared a rent strike, in protest at what they say are ‘high rents for dilapidated and unsanitary conditions in university accommodation’.

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OFSTED: Sussex Downs College ‘requires improvement’ but vows to continue getting better

Sussex Downs College says it is making ‘good progress’ to boost teaching – despite the latest Ofsted report saying it ‘requires improvement’.

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Maria Caulfield MP and Huw Merriman MP in Parliament with a copy of the published report SUS-170712-125501001

MPs’ report on autism and education highlight ‘failures’

Two MPs have have published their national report on the provision of education for children with autism.

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Reading therapy dogs help children at Eastbourne schools

Two special dogs are helping boost children’s reading skills and confidence at Eastbourne schools.

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County councillor Carolyn Lambert, Seaford mum Ella Lewis, and Kelly-Marie Blundell a Lib Dem parliamentary candidate outside County Hall on T uesday

Parents ‘offended too easily’ by Get a Grip school campaign

Defence of the controversial Get a Grip campaign to improve school attendance levels in East Sussex has been labelled ‘shocking’ by parents.

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Ratton and Ocklynge to form new multi-academy trust – with a new name

Ratton and Ocklynge schools are forging ahead with their plan to come together to create a multi-academy trust with a brand new name.

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Protestors at the University of Brighton earlier in the year. Picture: Mark Tovey SUS-170325-174405001

Further University of Brighton strikes called off

Strikes planned by University of Brighton staff over compulsory redundances have been called off today (Friday, December 1).

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‘Get a Grip’ petition to be debated

A petition signed by more than 10,000 people which labelled a campaign to improve school attendance in East Sussex ‘insulting and condescending’ is set to be debated.

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Councillor Alan Shuttleworth with residents campaigning against the closure of Langney Library in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170914-103233008

Campaigners organise protest walk to save Langney Library

The Save Langney Library Campaign is holding a protest walk from West Rise Schools, along Sandpiper Walk, Heron Walk and Kingfisher Drive on Friday (December 1)

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Students take to airwaves Academy broadcasts its talents

The Eastbourne Academy took 13 of its students to present live for Eastbourne Youth Radio recently.

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University hits back at claims that the Eastbourne campus could close

University hits back at claims that the Eastbourne campus could close

University staff are set to go on strike this week over compulsory redundancies – and fears that the Eastbourne campus may be closed.

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Headteachers off to Downing Street

Headteachers off to Downing Street

And they're off...
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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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