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'Substantial progress' made in Haywards Heath College meeting

Sir Nicholas Soames MP said he believed "substantial progress" had been made in the quest to re-establish post-16 education in Haywards Heath.
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Council calls for views on draft school strategy

Council calls for views on draft school strategy

West Sussex County Council is asking people for their views on its draft School Effectiveness Strategy for 2018-2022.

Education

Reasons to be cheerful at Cuckfield Museum

The world can be a dark and scary place but, if you look hard enough, you can find plenty of things to make you smile.

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Ofsted hails work of new child safety hub

A hub designed to be the single point of contact for anyone with concerns about child safety has been inspected by Ofsted.

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Blackthorns Primary School vice-principal Tom Jordan and principal Marianne Brand with some of the pupils

Outstanding future on the cards for academy

An Ofsted inspector has hinted that Blackthorns Community Primary Academy is on the road to being rated ‘outstanding’.

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Schools propping up budgets using cash for disadvantaged kids

Headteachers have been propping up their budgets using money intended to help disadvantaged children, a survey has revealed.

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Sam - "If you dont get all your GCSEs you have nothing to worry about."

Mental health campaign tells teens not to stress over GCSEs

As teenagers head off for their first GCSE exams, one Sussex college has teamed up with the YMCA to launch the #NoStressSuccess campaign.
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West Sussex County Council

Have your say on Post-16 school transport

A consultation has been launched into West Sussex County Council's Post-16 Transport Policy, which will see around 300 sixth form and college students pay more to get to school.
Education
An aerial view of the old Cuckfield Workhouse/Hospital plus the barracks used during the war years.

Life and rather hard times at the Cuckfield Workhouse

The Mid Sussex Times archive of 1914 carried many reports of workhouse inmates being taken to court for failing to finish the tasks set for them. While it was a sanctuary for some poor souls, it was certainly not a holiday camp.
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County News: Headteacher quits over 'broken' education system

A West Sussex headteacher has resigned, citing the "impossibly stressful" pressures of the job coupled with a lack of funding.

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Plumpton College has been rated 'good' by Ofsted

Delight as college is rated 'good'

Two years of hard work have paid off for Plumpton College, which has been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.

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Heads support cross-party inquiry into school funding

West Sussex headteachers have welcomed the launch of a new inquiry into school funding.

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Actress Gwyneth Powell with Paul Simpson, left, and Mark Ranger

When Mrs McClusky from Grange Hill enjoyed the fayre

Many of the children of 1990 knew Gwyneth Powell as headteacher Mrs McCluskey, from the TV series Grange Hill.

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Education

Most children given school of choice

Families have been told which primary school their children will attend in September – with all but 99 being given one of their schools of choice.

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Teacher banned for life over relationship with student

A former Ardingly College teacher has been banned from the profession for life after forming a relationship with a student which was proved to be sexually motivated.
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Video: Awards for top head and special pupil Mikey

Two of the winners from the West Sussex Education Awards have been presented with their prizes.

Education

Video: Celebrating joys and successes of West Sussex education

The joys and successes of students, their teachers and schools have been celebrated at a new awards ceremony.
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West Sussex parents fined over term-time holidays

West Sussex parents have paid more than £250,000 in fines for taking their children on holiday during term time.

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Woodlands Meed School

Council to carry out Woodlands Meed study

West Sussex County Council is looking into the possibility of housing Woodlands Meed College on the existing school site.

Education

Royal visitors, basketball and all the fun of the fairs

Do you remember what you were doing in 1996?

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