Tree planted to help Midhurst pupils ‘dream big’

An oak tree has been planted at Midhurst CofE Primary School as a powerful symbol for the children.

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One-third of new teachers quit within five years

One-third of newly qualified teachers quit within their first five years, the schools minister has confirmed.

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‘We’re not worth less’, schools tell Prime Minister

Schools have taken their fight for fairer funding to the most famous front door in the country – 10 Downing Street.

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COUNTY NEWS: ‘Parental intimidation and threats’ caused head to quit

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

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Video: Children tell Prime Minister ‘We are not worth less’

West Sussex schoolchildren have delivered a firm message to the Prime Minister – “We are not worth less!”

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Worth Less? campaigners’ letter to Theresa May

A contingent of headteachers and school children has handed over the following letter at 10 Downing Street.

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Some of the Worth Less? campaigners heading to Downing to appeal for fairer funding for West Sussex schools.

Dear Mrs May... children take plea for school cash to the Prime Minister

Fourteen headteachers and 15 students are on their way to London to take their fight for fairer school funding to the most famous front door in the country – 10 Downing Street.

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Northbrook College

County news: Consultation as colleges plan to merge

A consultation has been launched around the proposed merger of two colleges.

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Sex assault victim urges children not to suffer in silence

A woman who was sexually assaulted as a child has urged youngsters enduring similar abuse not to suffer in silence.

Oscar in the hostel larder with Stonepillow chief executive Geoffrey Willis

Five-year-old finds practical way to help homeless

A five-year-old Arundel boy dreamed up a great way to raise money for the homeless.

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Chichester Free School granted planning permission

Chichester Free School will at last have a permanent home to call its own after planning permission was today announced.

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Durand’s Controversial weekly boarding school faces more uncertainty

The controversial weekly boarding school set up by the Durand Academy Trust (DAT) at Stedham could be facing closure after the Education Funding Agency (EFA) announced it was terminating the group’s funding agreement.


Arts grant gives special needs children 15,000 reasons to dance

Six West Sussex schools have been given £15,000 to run a programme promoting the arts to children with special needs.

Crawley MP Henry Smith

MPs reaffirm support for low-funded schools

MPs have reaffirmed their support for low-funded West Sussex schools which are struggling to make ends meet.

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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.

Student Kaine Marshall with judge Des Lambert, left, and South of England Agricultural Society president Charles Moore

Brinsbury students celebrate autumn fair success

A ‘thorough and informative’ study of the brown hare won Brinsbury student Kaine Marshall a first prize at the Autumn Show and Game Fair at Ardingly.


Campaigners to take fight for fairer school funding to Downing Street

West Sussex teachers and children are to take their plea for fairer education funding directly to Downing Street.

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Headteacher silences Piers Morgan over funding crisis

A West Sussex headteacher has achieved that rarest of victories – having the final word against Piers Morgan.

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MPs to meet education chiefs to discuss funding crisis in schools

West Sussex MPs are to meet with the government’s education chiefs to press their concerns about the county’s school funding crisis.

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