Category Archives: Education

Lib Dems condemn ‘condescending’ treatment of parents and students

Wealden Liberal Democrats have condemned the county council’s response to a ‘condescending’ leaflet it produced that told parents there was no excuse for not sending their their children to school – even if they’re ill. The petition, launched by Seaford … Continue reading

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Vince Cable: Theresa May gambling with future school and hospital investment

"Theresa May is recklessly gambling with future investment in our schools and hospitals" says @vincecable https://t.co/WFu8bWvZg1 — Liberal Democrats (@LibDems) September 16, 2017

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Theresa May’s ‘cruel policy’ could snatch lunches from nearly 3000 children in Wealden

2912 children living in the Wealden constituency could have their lunches taken away under Theresa May’s plans to abolish universal free school lunches for infants, Liberal Democrat research has revealed. Among them, 286 are living in poverty but will still … Continue reading

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LIB DEMS ANSWER CONCERNS ON SCHOOLS FUNDING

The Liberal Democrats will invest £31.3 million more in schools and colleges in East Sussex during the next Parliament if elected to government. The funding would reverse cuts to frontline school and college budgets, protect per pupil funding in real … Continue reading

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CHRIS BOWERS CONFIRMED AS WEALDEN’S CANDIDATE FOR GENERAL ELECTION

The tennis writer and commentator Chris Bowers will return to fight Wealden for the Liberal Democrats at the forthcoming general election. Bowers polled nearly 14,000 votes in coming second to Charles Hendry in Wealden in 2010, and last night Wealden … Continue reading

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Hailsham New Town County Candidate Gavin Blake Coggins on School Funding cuts

Unless the Government allocates more money, schools will lose £3 billion a year in real terms by 2020. In Hailsham by 2019 Hailsham Community College’s budget will be cut by £381,442 equal to £404 per pupil (and could lose 10 … Continue reading

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MEP makes case for staying in EU on visit to Uckfield

Following visits to Bedes School and Uckfield Community Technology College  and a visit to Ashdown Forest Sussex Lib Dem MEP Catherine Bearder held a Q&A session on the EU referendum at Uckfield Civic Centre on Friday 26th February. At the … Continue reading

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Crowborough teacher explains why she’s voting Lib Dem

Wealden constituency’s LibDem Parliamentary Candidate Giles Goodall reports an interview in The Guardian with Jo Wright who teaches in Crowborough. Jo says: “Michael Gove was successful in radicalising education – and the Lib Dems were in a difficult position trying … Continue reading

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Primary Schools – East Sussex failing

The recent Ofsted report shows East Sussex falling six places to 147 out of 150 Local Education Authorities with only 62 percent of primary school pupils attending good or outstanding schools. For secondary schools East Sussex remains in joint 41st … Continue reading

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