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.

Every headteacher in West Sussex signed up to the Worth Less? campaign for fairer school funding

Concern schools could still lose out when new funding formula begins

Union leaders have warned the government’s new education funding formula may still leave schools short of money.

The panel for the Sussex Downs College presidential debate included Gogglebox stars

Sussex college hosts US presidential debate with Gogglebox stars

Ahead of the 2016 presidential election result tomorrow (November 9), a Sussex college held a debate to answer the ultimate question: Trump or Clinton?

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Top staff help nursery to top marks

Exemplary teaching and exceptional leadership have helped a nursery achieve Ofsted’s top rating.


County lights spark under potential new teachers

A campaign to inspire more people to take up a career in teaching kick starts in November.


COUNTY NEWS: ‘Parental intimidation and threats’ caused head to quit

A headteacher left her role at a Sussex primary school following ‘parental intimidation and threats’ in a row over the school’s sports days, it has been claimed.

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Lewes pupils protect sea turtles in Costa Rica

A team of Lewes students travelled to Costa Rica earlier this year to take part in a hands-on conservation project with sea turtle hatchlings.


Quarter of teachers in the South East consider resigning due to stress

Stress levels in the classroom have reached tipping point in the South East, with one in four teachers considering resigning, research has shown.

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COUNTY NEWS: New top dog in the classroom

A new member of staff has quickly become top dog at a primary school in Sussex.

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