Heathfield in the News

May 2022
BBC Radio 4 World at One 

Education

Our Headteacher spoke to the Radio 4 The World at One show about current issues in education.

January 2022
BBC Radio 5 Live   

Return to Plan A

Our Headteacher spoke to the Radio 5 Live breakfast show about the removal of face coverings in classrooms, the approach to exams and perspectives from schools at the time of this announcement.

January 2022
BBC Radio 5 Live   

Plan B Return to College

September 2021
BBC South East   

Student Covid Vaccinations

September 2021
ITV Meridian News       

Successful Start to The New Term

June 2021
BBC Radio 4 The World at One 

Peer on Peer Abuse: Everyone’s Invited and the Ofsted Report

Our Headteacher spoke to BBC Radio 4 The World at One show, alongside the Schools Minister, about the findings of the peer on peer abuse report and implications for schools

March 2021
BBC South East   

Lockdown a year on: silent reflection

Students from Heathfield TV were asked by BBC South East to record and submit footage of the students of the College marking the national minute of silence for those who lost their lives in the Covid pandemic. This formed part of a regional montage that was shown in all episodes of the South East news on 23rd March.

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2021
BBC South East   

The Return to School

Students, staff and parent volunteers spoke to Lauren Moss, Political Editor for BBC South East about the return to school site, Lateral Flow Tests, Masks and learning. Heathfield Community College supported the lead story at lunchtime, the main 6.30pm news and late evening news.

As part of this change to national lockdown restrictions the Headteacher also spoke to BBC Radio Sussex and BBC Radio 5 Live in the days leading up to the return to College.

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January 2021
BBC Radio Sussex  (Audio Only)   

Lockdown 3

Sixth Form student Rachel Sparrow spoke to BBC Sussex the online learning provision, facing another lockdown and the uncertainty facing exam year groups at this time. She spoke on two occasions on 4 and 5 January to the Breakfast Show hosted by Danny Pike.

November 2020
BBC South East   

Remembrance  Day

Students at the College marked Remembrance day with a 2 minute silence and linked the day to the theme of 2020, the service of nurses and midwives.  The events at College were filmed by HTV students and featured as part of the BBC South East summary of events around the area on 11th November 2020.

October 2020
Hailsham FM   

Vitual Open Evenings & Mornings

Head of Heathfield Community College, Caroline Barlow talks with Neil Povey from Hailsham FM about the college’s arrangements for prospective parents, ahead of the 31st October application deadline for Year 7 places in 2021.

September 2020
ITV Meridian News   

Back to School

ITV Meridian visited Heathfield Community College to find out how the return to school post-lockdown had been managed.

August 2020
ITV Meridian News   

A Level Results

ITV Meridian visited Heathfield Community College to report on the awarding of 2020 A Level examination outcomes.

March 2020
BBC Radio Sussex  (Audio Only)   

Covid-19

BBC Radio Sussex explored the issues relating to Covid-19 before lockdown started

February 2020
ITN   

Digital Generation

ITN (national) vistied Heathfield to explore an Ofcom report on the Digital Generation

December 2019
BBC South East   

My First Vote

Sixth former Bayden was interviewed by BBC South East on voting for the first time in the December 2019 General Election

December 2019
Sunday Politics   

County Funding

In the light of the December 2019 General Election Sunday politics interviewed our Headteacher about the impact of school funding cuts

August 2019
ITV Meridian News   

GCSE Results

On the release of the 2019 GCSE results Heathfield students spoke of the hard work involved in securing their top grades.

May 2019
The Sunday Times   

Inspirational Teachers

“Its about believing in people before they believe in themselves” Mr Hatchard is reunited with an ex student who he inspired as part of the DfE #getintoteaching campaign.

January 2019
BBC Radio Sussex (audio only)   

Future Careers

BBC Radio Sussex profiled the Employer Mentoring scheme that is run for some students with the suport of local employers and Wealden Works

January 2019
BBC South East   

ESCC Funding

BBC South East spoke to our Headteacher and students about the impact of cuts to local authority funding

June 2018
Sunday Politics   

The Music Service

Heathfield musicians make some noise about the proposed cuts to East Sussex Music Service.

February 2018
BBC   

Defence of the Arts

BBC Education editor Branwyn Jeffries reported from Heathfield about the threat to Arts education in schools

BBC-news_logo February 2018
BBC News School Report Day   

News Stories produced by Heathfield Students

July 2017
BBC   

PM for the day

In the 2017 July General Election campaign the BBC asked “What would you do if you were PM for a day?”

May 2017
BBC South East   

Manchester Arena Bombing

Heathfield students speak about the importance of being able to discuss difficult events like the Manchester Arena bombing.

February 2017
Sunday Politics   

Education Funding  

In February 2017 our Heathfield Headteacher spoke to Sunday Politics about the pressure being placed on schools due to lack of education funding.  Click here for full programme article

BBC-news_logo February 2017
BBC News School Report Day   

News Stories produced by Heathfield Students

BBC-news_logo February 2016
BBC News School Report Day   

News Stories produced by Heathfield Students