Category Archives: Schools and colleges

School campaign targets term-time holidays

School attendance poster - 'Fancy a Holiday?'PARENTS who take their children on holiday in term time are being targeted in the latest phase of a hard-hitting campaign.

The latest stage in East Sussex County Council’s Get A Grip campaign, which highlights the detrimental impact of absence on children’s education, is being promoted through radio and bus advertising. Continue reading

Tough choices as Cabinet discusses £371million budget

COUNCIL leaders will meet next week to discuss how its £371million budget will continue to protect the most vulnerable as financial pressure builds.

East Sussex County Council’s cabinet will face tough choices as it looks at options to save a further £17 million in 2018/19 with the county’s funding being cut and demand for services rising. Continue reading

More prosecutions as ‘Get A Grip’ campaign continues

PARENTS in East Sussex have been hit with fines and costs of more than £17,000 as a crackdown on poor school attendance continues.

Newly-released figures show East Sussex County Council prosecuted 46 parents in the county in October and November at the request of local schools for failing to ensure their child regularly attends school. Continue reading