Lewes Lib Dems push for fair funding for local schools

Responding to recent reports that Lewes schools are being encouraged to consider a move towards a Multi-Academy Trust, local Lib Dems are pushing the Conservative-controlled County Council for greater clarity on the proposed schools budget. Lib Dems support local democratic accountability for sch...

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Conservative and Labour county councillors block moves to webcast more meetings

We're wondering what other parties on East Sussex County Council have to hide. They voted down a Liberal Democrat motion to have People and Place scrutiny committees broadcast via the web. These committees are very important: a great deal of work is done in them, and members of the public can see...

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Government is fostering a culture of senseless competition in our schools

Ofsted's annual report has provided a damning assessment of secondary schools undertaking 'off-rolling' and has identified a 'worrying gap' in the provisions for schools attended by pupils with special educational needs or disabilities.The education watchdog warned that thousands of pupils could ...

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