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‘Be a pushy parent’, says new school attendance campaign

School attendance campaign - Be a pushy parentPARENTS in East Sussex are being urged to be ‘pushy’ and ensure their child gets to school, as a new campaign launches aimed at driving up attendance rates.

As schools across the county prepare to reopen tomorrow (Thursday, September 5 2019) after the summer holidays, East Sussex County Council has launched its ‘Be a pushy parent’ campaign. Continue reading

East Sussex celebrates rise in GCSE achievement

East Sussex students were celebrating GCSE success today with improved results across the county.

Average grades were up on 2018 across the full range of headline measures. And there was a particularly strong performance in English and Maths where the proportion of students getting higher grades (9-4) rose from 62 per cent last year to 64 per cent this year. Continue reading

Successful Careers Hub to be extended to primary schools

PRIMARY school pupils will soon be inspired by the world of work as the county council is named the only local authority to lead on a Government pilot.

East Sussex County Council will be awarded £145,000 to extend its successful East Sussex Careers Hub to cover primary school children from the age of five, in a one year pilot. Continue reading

East Sussex kids’ favourite book named

A MYSTERY adventure in which a boy’s life changes forever when a giant sinkhole appears under his home has been named East Sussex children’s favourite book.

The Jewelled Jaguar, by Sharon Tregenza, came first in a poll of county schoolchildren to claim top prize in the East Sussex Children’s Book Awards, at a ceremony at Eastbourne’s Royal Hippodrome Theatre attended by 130 children. Continue reading