Call for nominations for English teachers in inaugural award event

Whether you’re applying for a job, giving instructions at work or even just asking for directions, the ability to communicate properly is essential.

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School selected for science event

Ninfield Primary school has been selected to participate in a National project which has been funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

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Claverham College students enjoy triumph in speaking competition

Claverham Community College took the prize in both the intermediate and the senior sections of the annual local round of the Rotary Youth Speaks competition held at Bexhill Academy on February 1.

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Wibbly wobbly walk in aid of St Michael’s Hospice

Four pupils from Guestling Bradshaw Primary School took on a three mile walk around Alexandra Park in wellies filled with jelly to raise funds for St Michael’s Hospice.

Literacy leaders found out more about Busters Book Club at a session held at New Horizons School

Schools join initiative to help their pupils become reading millionaires

Teachers have kick-started Buster’s Book Club this year with a bang – as more schools continue to sign up to the successful reading reward scheme.

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College event encouraged people to speak openly about mental health

Sussex Coast College Hastings helped to raise awareness about mental health and national Time to Talk day last Thursday by hosting an event designed to get people talking about mental health.

Jude Birch will visit Google's HQ after winning a coding competition

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex student wins trip to Google HQ in coding competition

A 17-year-old from Sussex beat more than 3,500 students in a coding competition to win a trip to Google's headquarters in California.
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Calls for nominations for newly-qualified teachers

A teacher recruitment firm is encouraging nominations for newly-qualified teachers in the Sussex Teacher of the Year Awards – as it might well be a much-needed boost in a tough year.

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Pestalozzi to bring international flavour to Hastings half marathon

Are you planning to run the ever popular Hastings Half Marathon in March?

Knife crime

Investigation reveals extent of knife crime in Sussex schools

Children as young as 12 have been caught carrying knives in Sussex schools, a Johnston Press investigation has revealed.


New GCSE league tables published

League tables have been published showing how well students performed in the tougher new GCSEs.
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International pianist hits the right note with visit to Vinehall School

One of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, winners made a big impression with Vinehall pupils when he visited the school recently.

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COUNTY NEWS: Oxford place for refugee who fled war-torn Syria

A Syrian refugee living in Sussex is celebrating after being offered a place at Oxford, two years after arriving in the UK in a frozen chip van.

Education news

One in three graduates in the South East say their degree is pointless

One in three graduates in the South East say gaining their degree has been pointless, new research shows.


Nominate teacher or school volunteer for Sussex award

Do you know a fantastic teacher or school volunteer whose dedication to their pupils is inspiring?

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Sensory garden will help pupils to appreciate the natural world

Fergus Garrett, Head Gardener of Great Dixter opened a new Sensory Garden at Sedlescombe Primary School.

Deadline looms for parents to apply for primary school places

Deadline day looms for parents to apply for primary school places in East Sussex

The deadline for parents to apply for their child’s primary school place is fast approaching.

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COUNTY NEWS: Students celebrate victory after rent strike threat over halls

University of Sussex students have declared victory in a protest over ‘high rents for dilapidated and unsanitary conditions in university accommodation’.

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More parents fined as part 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.

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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