Strategies and plans

Excellence for All

This sets out our shared vision for school-led educational improvement across the county.

Excellence for All 

Priorities for school-led improvement 2019-20

The Excellence for All Strategy has a set of collective ambitions to help create an excellent education system in East Sussex:

  • where no child or educational establishment is left behind, and
  • which prepares all young people to move into adult life and make a positive contribution as global citizens and life-long learners.

The East Sussex priorities for school-led improvement 2019-20 set out how the local authority will work to achieve these ambitions.

Education Commissioning Plan 2017-21

The Council has a statutory duty to ensure there are enough early years, primary, secondary and special school places. The Education Commissioning Plan sets out how the Council will meet this duty working with key partners including:

  • early years settings,
  • schools,
  • academies,
  • parents and carers,
  • dioceses,
  • borough and district councils, and
  • local communities.

Education Commissioning Plan 2017-21

Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy 2018-20

The aim of this strategy is to secure and sustain high quality educational provision by recruiting and retaining high quality teachers and school leaders. In order to meet this aspiration, all providers of education across East Sussex will work in partnership to:

  • attract trainees into local initial teacher training provision,
  • encourage teachers new to their careers to teach in the area,
  • draw experienced teachers and leaders into the area, and
  • retain the good teachers and leaders that we have in East Sussex.

The East Sussex Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy 2018-20 has been drawn together by the Local Authority to encompass the contributions of:

  • the East Sussex Teaching School Alliance
  • East Sussex Teacher Training Partnership
  • East Sussex Education Improvement Partnerships
  • Orbis: the East Sussex HR and Employee Services Team and 
  • East Sussex Governor Services and Governor Forum.