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Cycling Instructors Wanted

West Sussex County Council is currently recruiting motivated individuals to help deliver Bikeability cycle training to children and adults in the Chichester, Bognor Regis, Midhurst and Crawley areas. Please click here for more details.

Update On Fair and Adequate School Funding

Please read the attached letter from Doug Thomas and Sheila Carroll, our Co-Headteachers, which gives an update on the campaign to secure fairer funding for our schools.

There are national and regional parental groups that are keen to gain your support, including ‘Fair Funding for all Schools’ and ‘Save our Schools’. Links to their websites can be found in the letter.

Things Which Make It All Worthwhile

Working in an Alternative Provision setting can sometimes be challenging, but our staff will tell you that our work is also extremely rewarding. Our team at Chalkhill Education Centre recently received this lovely card from an ex- pupil.

School Funding- A Guide For Parents

Please read the  attached letter and guide entitled Education on the Doorstep from our Co-Head Teachers Doug Thomas and Sheila Carroll regarding the issue of school funding. We hope you will find these informative.

The Tree Has Been Planted!

Further to our news item on Thursday, the yew was planted by Mr Bill Puttock, a neighbour who attended Worth Annex when it was a primary school. Those who came had the opportunity to talk about their memories of Worth Annex over a cup of tea and buns made by the students and had a tour of the building. Some neighbours even brought along photographs. It was amazing for our pupils attending the school in the present day to get the opportunity to talk with people who had attended in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.

 

Tree Planting at WSAPC Crawley

WSAPC Crawley is the current custodian of The Worth Annex, the former primary school on Turners Hill Road. We are proud to use a building associated with educating children since 1852 and recognize many in our community will have memories and links with the school.

We are inviting our neighbours and those associated with the school building to a special event on Friday 24th March at 3pm. The Conservation Foundation has donated a Yew tree for us to plant in the school grounds. Our tree has been propagated from a 1000 year old specimen and will hopefully grow on the school site for the next 1000 years!

We will be having a planting ceremony and cup of tea afterwards and we are hoping that lots of people from the community attend. This will provide us with the opportunity to talk about our memories of Worth Annex and have a little tour of the building. Please bring along photos or anything that explores the history of the school.

Staff and students at WSAPC look forward to welcoming you on Friday 24th March.

 

Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day

Saturday 18th March is national Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Day – an annual campaign committed to highlighting the factors contributing to this form of child abuse, as well as urging us all to think, spot and speak out against exploitation.
West Sussex County Council is continuing to promote its CSE awareness campaign, reminding communities that CSE does occur in the county, and how they can help spot the signs of exploitation. Thanks to @WestSussexMatters, you can find out about the key steps to help keep your child safe – visit http://ow.ly/2ndK309t7k8

Cycling Instructors Required

The Road Safety team at West Sussex County Council are looking to recruit casual cycling instructors to help deliver their Bikeability scheme in Horsham, Mid- Sussex and Crawley. Please see the attached flyer, which has contact details, if you are interested in applying.

The Campaign For Fairer School Funding Continues

Our Co- Head Teachers have written to parents and carers with an update on the campaign for fairer funding for West Sussex schools, and advising how they can help the cause. A copy of their letter can be accessed here.

Additionally, please click here to read our Co- Head Teachers’ letter to our local MP.

Cycle Safety Courses For School Children

West Sussex County Council Road Safety Team are again running FREE Bikeability holiday courses in the Easter and Summer holidays this year. The courses are available at five different venues across the County. Applications can be made via their website at
https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/road-safety/cycle-safety-courses-for-school-children/#school-holiday-courses