Teaching in East Sussex
Why choose East Sussex?
East Sussex is a diverse county with urban, rural, and coastal areas with different characteristics. The education sector is made up of a range of providers.
You can find more information about the local context in Excellence for All.
In East Sussex leadership is a skill that is needed from day one as a teacher. Class teachers lead in their classrooms and are working with a range of support staff, so the development of leadership skills needs to start early in a teacher’s career. East Sussex has a strong school-led improvement system where collaborative working is a strength of the local landscape.
- Continuous professional development (CPD) to support career pathways, from Initial Teacher Training and the Early Career Framework, to early leadership, and on to a range of leadership roles within and across schools. With our partner organisations we provide access to the full programme of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs).
- Comprehensive support and training, so you can make more of a difference in the classroom and beyond.
- Strong partnerships with local, regional and national partners provides comprehensive support for professional development at all career stages.
- A range of career pathways that encourage leaders at all levels to engage in roles that draw on and develop their expertise further. This may be through school leadership or wider system leadership roles.
Find out more about system leadership.
I’ve just completed my first year as a new head in East Sussex. I have really benefited from the fully funded mentor programme and the generosity of support and advice from local heads and the local authority.
In my 33-year career, I’ve seen a large proportion of the teachers come through the apprenticeship scheme.
It's been a challenge, but an exciting one that I'd recommend to anyone with a passion for leading colleagues to get the very best outcomes for our children.
Lyn White, Harbour Primary School