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Heathfield Headlines Issue 41

24 November 2017

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#FlatCashEd – School Funding

FlatCashLogoYou may be aware of the campaign that Headteachers in other counties, such as West Sussex have launched, in order to protest at the lack of school funding and the effect on our children and young people. Headteachers and governors in East Sussex have decided to do something similar and we would like to ask you to join in. Please find attached a letter from the Headteacher which mirrors letters sent from East Sussex schools across the county today asking you to support this campaign and write to your MP. You can find out more by following on Twitter and Facebook.

All schools are facing considerable pressures on their budgets; the government claims that funding for schools has remained the same, but this does not take account of the fact that all schools face rising costs due to inflation and other extra charges recently introduced by the government. According to the National Audit Office, this will equate to £3 billion less between 2019 and 2020. Any additional funds suggested by today’s budget announcements are for select types of schools in particular areas and do not make any difference to the core budgets of schools like ours.

How does this affect Heathfield?

Like all schools we are having to re-evaluate hard in the light of “protected budgets” which in effect means no funding for rising costs. Whilst we are undoubtedly looking to make efficiencies we are prioritising the experience for students and staff to ensure that we focus on ensuring the provision and experience for our community is maintained at the high standards we have set out. Many schools across the country have been cost cutting for some time and some feel they have little left to cut. We do have to look to make savings but we will still be able to maintain an offer that matches our very high expectations and ambitions.

However we do need all support from our community to raise the issue as a concern and would value all that you feel able to offer.

BBC reporter Ross Hawkins visits Heathfield Community College for a report on school funding. Click above to listen.

Click to view Response to National Funding Formula Announcement, 28 September 2017

Click to view letter sent to Huw Merriman MP, Adequate Funding for Schools, 4 July 2017

Click to view FlatCashEd Update, 21 June 2017

Click to view Email from Huw Merriman MP, 2 May 2017

Click to view letter to parents, 2 May 2017

FlatCash Education on the Doorstep

Click to view letter to parents, 31 March 2017

Click to view Statement from over 3500 schools across 14 counties- March 2017

Click to view letter sent to Huw Merriman MP, 21 March 2017

Click to view letter sent to Huw Merriman MP, 9 March 2017.

Click to view letter to parents, 7 March 2017


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The House Cup

19 July 2017
Announcing the winners of the 2016-17 House Cup


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HCC Election Results 2017

I, the Acting Returning Officer for the HCC Election 2017, hereby give notice that the total number of votes given for each candidate at the election of 8th Of June was as follows;

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And that Huw Merriman has been duly elected as Member of Parliament for the HCC Election 2017