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'Quiet determination' impresses Ofsted

The “quiet determination” of a headteacher and her deputy has led to significant improvements at their school.

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Headteachers off to Downing Street

Headteachers off to Downing Street

And they're off...
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Philip Hammond

Heads to appeal to Chancellor for cash

Headteachers from 25 counties will be heading to Downing Street to appeal to the Chancellor to put more money into the education system.

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Children plant sea of poppies

Children have honoured Remembrance Day in their own special way - with a cluster of hand-made poppies.

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Making poppies at Greenway Academy

From one poem to a lasting legacy – children prepare a sea of poppies

On Friday, children at Horsham’s Greenway Academy will be planting a sea of handmade poppies in honour of Remembrance Day. Lucia Wood, of Year 6, wrote the following article about the significance of the poppy.

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Headteacher James Field and some of the children from St Robert Southwell Catholic Primary School

Headteacher's pride after Ofsted praise

A headteacher said he was “incredibly proud” after his school maintained its ‘good’ Ofsted rating.
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Sue Jay with her award

Sue proves she is a class act by winning ‘teacher’s oscar’

It’s been dubbed as the ‘Oscars of the teaching world’, and Sue Jay of Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School was honoured with the highest accolade for her dedication and commitment to the profession.

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Horsham Montessori has been rated 'good' by Ofsted

Diwali and a good Ofsted report made all things bright at nursery

The Festival of Light and a rather good Ofsted report made for a very bright day at one nursery.

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Campaigning parents head to Parliament

Hundreds of parents are heading to Parliament to call for further action to be taken over school funding.

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Jolesfield Primary School

Head confident school is in place to improve

A headteacher is confident her school is “well-positioned” to improve following its latest Ofsted inspection.
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Sussex students sought to compete in UK's largest rocket competition

Sussex students encouraged to compete in UK’s largest rocket competition

Top students aged 11 to 18 in Sussex are being called upon to reach for the stars and compete in the UK’s largest youth rocket competition.

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Young Chef of the Year SUS-170310-090811001

Could you be Young Chef of the Year?

The search is on for the region’s most talented young chefs.

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West Sussex County Council

Apply now for next year’s primary school places

West Sussex families can now apply for a school place for children due to start primary or infant school or transfer to a junior school in September 2018.

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Headteacher Nicola Davenport with some of her Leechpool pupils

Ofsted inspection announced? Show rehearsals must go on!

When faced with a visit from Ofsted, one headteacher had a tough choice to make. Should she scrap rehearsals for the school concert in favour of ‘normal’ lessons?
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Sussex Health Care, the site of Orchard Lodge, Nr Warnham

Update: Orchard Lodge rated 'inadequate' by the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission has rated Orchard Lodge care home as 'inadequate' following an inspection in July.
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Education still falling foul of ‘postcode lottery funding’, say heads

Parents have been warned their children’s education will still be subject to a “postcode funding lottery” despite the £1.3bn pumped into education by the government.

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Jules White

Comment: Two years of fighting for fairer school funding

It's been two years since the headteachers of Sussex got together to fight for fairer government funding for their schools. Here Jules White, head of Tanbridge House School, and driving force behind the Worth Less? school funding campaign describes how it happened and how things have progressed.

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Children learn about whales in the classroom. Picture: ORCA.

Raising awareness for the protection of whales this October

Schoolchildren will engage with a new project set to raise awareness on the importance of protecting whales and dolphins.

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