School’s lollipop staff to wear body cameras to tackle anti-social behaviour

Lollipop staff at a school in Haywards Heath will be wearing body cameras to help capture dangerous driving and abusive behaviour outside the school gates, West Sussex County Council (WSCC) has revealed.

Mark Wignall, headteacher

Delight at Downlands as Ofsted rates the school 'outstanding'

Exceptional teaching and the exemplary behaviour of its pupils have seen a Hassocks school earn Ofsted's top rating

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Majority of children keen to have lessons on sex and relationships

Children believe they should have school lessons on sex and relationships, a new survey reveals today (Wednesday January 11)

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Headteachers question MPs over school funding fiasco

Headteachers have written to West Sussex MPs to ask questions about the ongoing school funding fiasco.

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New adult education courses with free options

New adult education courses with free options

New learning opportunities, including various free courses, have been made available by the charity Aspire Sussex.

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Countdown is on

Parents advised ‘time running out to apply for school places’

The clock is ticking as time is running out for parents of children due to begin school in September 2017.

Students from The Towers Convent School accepting their Make Your Mark certificates

Young people speak up about issues important to them

Tackling racism and religious discrimination is a key issue for young people in West Sussex.

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The music concert raised thousands for the project. Picture: Hurstpierpoint College

Music concert in memory of student raises thousands

A music concert held in memory of a former college student has raised more than £2,900 for an Orphanage project in his name.

The Christmas panto was based on assertiveness and self-belief

Christmas panto builds school girls’ self-esteem

Burgess Hill Girls school took to the stage last week in a Christmas panto based on assertiveness and self-belief.

Justine Greening

Future for schools ‘bleak’ as plea for more cash ignored by government

Passionate appeals for more money for the county’s schools have been ignored by the government.

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Ministers are looking into making sex and relationships education compulsory for all secondary school pupils

Sex education must be compulsory in schools

Ministers are looking into making sex and relationships education compulsory in all schools, in a move that would see pupils learning about online pornography, sexting and the issue of sexual consent.

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Noah, 10, from Lindfield

Haywards Heath school gets into the festive spirit

A school in Haywards Heath has put on a number of Christmas celebrations, attracting a visit from the mayor.

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PLUMPTON COLLEGE: No two days are the same when you’re working at the vets

I’ve started at college again after a gap of more years than I care to think about having been made redundant from a healthcare job in 2014.

The revised Key Stage 2 league tables have been published

Twenty-eight primary schools fall short of SATs standards

Twenty-eight primary schools in West Sussex failed to reach the expected standards following the summer's tough new tests.

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All West Sussex heads joined the Worth Less? campaign for fairer funding

Future for schools 'bleak' as cash plea is ignored by government

The government has ignored a plea from headteachers to give schools extra money before the introduction of its new education funding system.

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Government criticised over school funding

The government's approach to helping schools balance their budgets has been criticised.

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Blake Edwards and Liam Miller, with Tom Whiskin, of Ad In Your Face, and Richard Lamplough, of A Potential Diamond

Billboard campaign for jobseekers with special needs

A poster campaign with a difference has been launched to help young jobseekers who have special needs.
Students in Elgar House at the Weald School, Billingshurst, completed the Reindeer Run fundraiser.

Pupils take on Reindeer Run fundraising challenge in Billingshurst

Students at The Weald School donned antlers and flashing red noses for a 48-mile charity Reindeer Run in Billingshurst on December 1.

Year 9 boys at Canary Wharf

From Canary Wharf to Children In Need – it’s been an eventful term at academy

Celebrating the past while looking to the future led to an eventful term for youngsters at Burgess Hill Academy.

The renowned childrens author paid a visit to the school last Thursday

School ‘delighted’ to get visit from award-winning children’s author

Southway Junior School in Burgess Hill was ‘absolutely delighted’ to have a visit from an award-winning children’s author.

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