‘Parental intimidation and threats’ caused head to quit

A headteacher left her role at a primary school following ‘parental intimidation and threats’ in a row over the school’s sports days, it has been claimed.


East Sussex school alumni inspire current generation

More than 150 former students of Uplands Community Colleg have signed up to inspire today’s pupils to academic success and career confidence.


‘Very impressed with everything’ says youngster after regal Town Hall visit

All Saints CE Junior Academy’s newly elected School Council were treated to a tour of Hastings Town Hall, followed by a formal meeting with the Mayor in the main Council Chamber.

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Kids invited to submit work for new book

Hastings Writers’ Group are inviting youngsters from Hastings and St Leonards aged 5-11 to put pen to paper and submit stories, poems, paintings and drawings to be used in a book celebrating the group’s platinum anniversary next year.

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Pupils show empathy for young refugees

Hastings pupils showed “great empathy” when they learned about the lives of refugees.

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Hastings group helps to make a difference on Mental Health Day

A group of people under the banner of ‘Love Hastings, Love Yourself, staged a successful event this week to raise awareness of mental health and mark World mental Health Day.


Youngsters make their mark in commmunity

Dozens of youngsters from Hastings and Wealden celebrated their graduation from the National Citizen Service at a glamorous ceremony held at The Hastings Centre on September 24.


Quarter of teachers in the South East consider resigning due to stress

Stress levels in the classroom have reached tipping point in the South East, with one in four teachers considering resigning, research has shown.

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COUNTY NEWS: New top dog in the classroom

A new member of staff has quickly become top dog at a primary school in Sussex.

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Jobs Fair hailed as biggest and best yet by Sussex South Coast College

Amber Rudd’s sixth Apprenticeships and Jobs Fair was hailed as the biggest and best yet by hosts Sussex South Coast College.

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East Sussex seven-year-olds ace new SATs

Seven-year-olds in East Sussex have aced the recent controversial SATs assessments.

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New head confident her Hastings academies will improve

A new regional director is confident she can help improve two academies in Hastings after criticism by Ofsted following her appointment to oversee them.

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The study by Premier Sport found half of parents think children should have fitness tests in school

Less than one in five children exercising daily

Only 16 per cent children in the south rast of England are doing physical activity every day, according to a recent study.

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Nursery rating cut after ‘serious incident’

Nursery rating cut after ‘serious incident’

A nursery found to have prioritised cleaning over supervision had its Ofsted rating slashed after “a serious incident involving a child”.


Hastings nursery rating cut after ‘serious incident’

A nursery found to have prioritised cleaning over supervision has had its Ofsted rating slashed after “a serious incident involving a child”.

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Most of the 282 sex assaults at Sussex schools carried out by children

Children have fallen victim to 282 sex crimes in Sussex schools over the past five years – and the vast majority were committed by other youngsters.

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Hastings teen told to reverse red hair dye or be excluded

A Hastings mother is angry after her daughter was told to dye her back to its original colour or she would be suspended from school after coming back with red hair.

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Probe launched into Hastings school’s computer science GCSE result

A secondary school is being investigated by an examining board over one of its GCSE results.

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Council confident of improvement as schools fall short in tough new tests

East Sussex County Council has called on parents to “have confidence” that schools will continue to improve, despite falling short in the tough new tests for 11-year-olds.

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Top 10 things kids think you should have nailed before you turn 30

Top 10 things kids think you should have nailed before you turn 30

Forget fast cars, earning loads of money or even finding love - schoolchildren aged between five and 16 believe the secret to being a successful grown-up is being “happy”.

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