Category Archives: Children’s Services

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

Independent chairperson sought for fostering panel

A UNIQUE opportunity to play a leading role in finding safe and loving homes for children and young people in need is on offer in East Sussex.

East Sussex County Council is recruiting a new chairperson for the Independent Fostering Panel to head up a team responsible for making recommendations for new foster carer applicants and reviewing foster care provision across the county. Continue reading