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.

Artist sketch of one of the new labs in the proposed Life Sciences building (Photograph: Brick Visual)

New science building at university gets the go ahead

A new state-of-the-art Life Sciences building at the University of Sussex has been given the thumbs up by city planners.

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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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Rodmell children at their 'pop-up' school

MP and council 'surprised' by school closure

Officers at East Sussex County Council said they were "extremely surprised" by the decision of governors to close Rodmell Primary School.

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Decision to close Rodmell School is ‘disappointing’ – says Lewes MP

Lewes MP Maria Caulfield says a decision taken by the governing body of Rodmell School to pursue its closure is ‘disappointing’.

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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.

Parents and children marched to save their schools

Rodmell Primary to close

Rodmell CE Primary School is to close.

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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University apologises after ‘inadequate’ response to domestic violence case

The new vice-chancellor of the University of Sussex has apologised to a former student over the institution’s handling of a domestic violence case involving a senior lecturer.

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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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Priory students donate to foodbank

As part of on-going community support awareness students from Priory School, Lewes brought in food to go a local food bank.

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Hailsham Community College Christmas gifts for homeless

Students from Hailsham Community College have taken a lead this festive season in ensuring vulnerable young people who are homeless or living in sheltered accommodation will have presents to open on Christmas Day.

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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Schools fall short in tough new tests

Eleven primary schools in East Sussex failed to reach the expected standards following the summer's tough new tests.

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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.

Matt Hillier, new headteacher of Ringmer Community College

Ringmer Community College appoints new headteacher

Ringmer Community College has officially announced the appointment of a new headteacher this morning (Friday).

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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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University of Brighton speaks out over rail timetable changes

The University of Brighton has today raised serious concerns regarding the potential impact of proposed timetabling changes to services on Southern Railways’ Coastway East services.

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Heating problems force emergency school closure

An East Sussex school is closed today (Thursday) as workmen make emergency repairs to its heating system.

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Lewes school appoints new head

A Lewes school has appointed a new full-time headteacher, who will begin work in the new year.

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