Category Archives: Children’s Services

Families urged to join the fostering community

woman and child standing by the sea on a shingle beachRESIDENTS across the county are being urged to consider becoming foster carers during Foster Care Fortnight.

With more than 70 children currently waiting for a family, East Sussex County Council is using this year’s national awareness campaign, from May 9 to May 22, to encourage more people to consider joining the fostering community.

Foster carers can transform the lives of children and young people by offering a safe and loving home.

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New reading initiative launched

A NEW REMOTE reading programme has been launched to support struggling young readers across the county.

East Sussex County Council is supporting the roll-out of an innovative reading scheme to help improve the reading skills of pupils in three primary schools in Hastings, Eastbourne and Newhaven.

Sixty 5- to 7-year-olds at Ore Village, Oakwood and Harbour primary schools are now receiving weekly online reading sessions as part of the UK-wide TutorMate programme, which is run by the charity Innovations for Learning UK.

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Preferred school place for most East Sussex children

THOUSANDS of students will discover they have a place at one of their preferred secondary schools, as school admissions for September 2022 are announced today.

Of the 5,634 applications received by East Sussex County Council, almost 96 per cent of children have been given a place at one of their three preferred secondary schools, with 87.6 per cent securing their first preference. Continue reading