County's £1million proposal for school counsellors

West Sussex County Council is considering setting aside £1million to support counselling services in the county’s schools.
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Twineham Primary School pupils

Ofsted praise for primary school

An “inclusive and caring” primary school has kept its ‘good’ Ofsted rating.

Louise Goldsmith

Not enough cash to plug funding gap

The leader of West Sussex County Council has warned the authority simply does not have the money to plug the gap in education funding.

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West Sussex County Council

Call for council to give £1.3million emergency money to schools

West Sussex County Council is to be called on to provide an emergency fund of £1.3million to help schools through their ongoing financial crisis.
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Making a noise at Ardingly College

Youngsters Make a Noise at musical workshop

More than 80 pupils took up the challenge to Make a Noise when they took part in a day of musical workshops.

Chailey School enjoyed a good inspection by Ofsted

Praise for new headteacher as school stays ‘good’

The headteacher of Chailey School has been praised for making “a real difference” since her appointment in September.


School intends to ‘aim high’ after being told to improve

A headteacher said she and her team intended to “aim high” after their school was told to improve by Ofsted.

West Sussex Parent Carer Forum empowers parents to help their children

Relaxed coffee mornings empower parents

When Lindsey Butterfield’s son was diagnosed with autism, she did not know where to go for information and support.

Worth Less? campaign

Headteachers' fury over £150m grammar schools plan

Headteachers have reacted with fury to the news £150million could still be spent on opening grammar schools by 2020.

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Teacher training roadshow comes to Sussex

A free teacher training roadshow is to be held in Crawley to encourage more people into the profession.

Sir Ian McKellan at Brighton College (Photograph: David McHugh / Brighton Pictures) SUS-170802-111749001

County news: Sussex school gets visit from gay rights campaigner Sir Ian McKellen

National treasure Sir Ian McKellen dropped into a Sussex school this week to talk to youngsters about fighting homophobia.

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Headteachers and MPs debated school funding

‘Disaster’ for headteachers over emergency school cash

Headteachers have branded the lack of emergency funding for their schools “a disaster”.

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School celebrate's Mrs Day's magnificent milestone

School celebrate's Mrs Day's magnificent milestone

Staff and children at Blackthorns Community Primary Academy have helped one of their number celebrate an impressive milestone.
Kathryn Bell, head of Burgess Hill Girls

Headteacher predicts rush to independent sector

A headtecher has predicted a rush to independent schools following the strike threat issued by state school govenors.

Campaign for fairer funding

Governors threaten to "strike" over school funding crisis

Governors have threatened to withdraw their services unless the government provides £20million of emergency funding to West Sussex schools.
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Councillors to call for more special needs school places

A motion is to be submitted to Burgess Hill Town Council regarding the need for more special education provision in West Sussex.

West Sussex schools have been campaigning for fairer funding

School funding - an appeal to West Sussex MPs

Everyone loves an under-dog. It’s fun to root for them as they fight seemingly insurmountable odds, even if they’re unlikely to win.

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Waps (Photograph: T Pennell) SUS-170124-171747001

County news: Wasps ruled by market forces according to Sussex scientists

Wasps have trading partners and compete for the ‘best trade deals’ – according to scientists from the University of Sussex.

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Central Sussex College's Haywards Heath campus

MP Soames pitches technical college idea

Sir Nicholas Soames has proposed Haywards Heath’s sixth-form college be used as part of a £170m scheme to boost technical education.

All three winning pupils will also receive a digital camera

Schools’ chance to win up to £500 worth of eSafe vouchers

JSPC Computer Services has partnered with eSafe Education to offer schools in Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire the chance to win up to £500 worth of eSafe vouchers with the launch of its Internet Safety poster competition, supported by this paper.

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