Education Improvement Partnerships (EIPs)


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Education Improvement Partnerships (EIPs) are the area-based structures East Sussex has developed to co-ordinate the work of primary schools and early years providers to improve outcomes for all pupils within the school-led system.

EIPs receive funding from the local authority to identify and address the needs of all schools within the EIP. Through the EIP Chair, they report to the Primary Board to help identify county-wide priorities and are accountable to the Primary Board for the planning, implementation and impact of the EIP's work.

Within each EIP schools are grouped in smaller alliances which is where much of the day-to-day collaboration and partnership working takes place. Schools within these locality groups understand the strengths and support needs of each school in their local context and know where schools have the capacity and expertise to support others.

Primary schools are grouped into four EIPs:

  • Ashdown and Lewes
  • Eastbourne
  • Rother, Rye and Hastings
  • Wealden

A full list of schools, their alliances and EIPs is available to view here.

East Sussex EIP List

Learning Collaborative Partner schools (LCP)

Each Education Improvement Partnership has a designated LCP that coordinates the delivery of CPD and school to school support, drawing on the strengths and experience that comes from schools and staff across the EIP and beyond. 

The four LCPs are:

  • Newick CE Primary School: Ashdown and Lewes EIP
  • Polegate Primary School: Eastbourne EIP
  • St Marks CE Primary School: Wealden EIP
  • Little Common Primary School: Rother/Rye/Hastings EIP