FREE BADGE BONANZA ONLINE SERVICE FOR ALL SCHOOLS & FAMILIES

Today the Hastings Opportunity Area’s Broadening Horizons team launched an adapted version of Badge Bonanza. The interactive website was originally developed for use by year five & sixes to take part in enrichment challenges, winning digital badges and prizes for each task completed, but the new offer sees a completely free platform open to children, … Continue reading FREE BADGE BONANZA ONLINE SERVICE FOR ALL SCHOOLS & FAMILIES

HOA Provides Key Workers for Families Most Affected By COVID-19

The Hastings Opportunity Area has funded Education Futures trust to provide 3 additional  short term ‘key workers’, to work with Hastings schools who do not currently have access to key work support and support schools with the highest need who have requested additional support.  The service builds on the Key worker provision HOA currently funds … Continue reading HOA Provides Key Workers for Families Most Affected By COVID-19

HOA works with schools to support projects responding to COVID-19

The Hastings Opportunity area has been working closely with schools in the town to support their work responding to pupil and family needs during the COVID-19 period of school closures, and the subsequent transition upon re-opening. We engaged in dialogues with schools and three of the key priority areas identified were food vouchers, emotional and … Continue reading HOA works with schools to support projects responding to COVID-19

East Sussex Careers Hub – Online Resources for Families

The East Sussex Careers Hub has compiled online resources, videos and virtual support around careers for families to share with their children / students whilst they are at home. Family Learning Careers Resource The Careers Hub team have created two resource packs that the whole family can use to discover careers education together. With resources and … Continue reading East Sussex Careers Hub – Online Resources for Families

HASTINGS OPPORTUNITY AREA: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES UPDATE

Since the national restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 came into effect, the Hastings Opportunity Area’s mental health team have been working with our service providers to support a range of activities and services they are delivering to schools, pupils, families and the community during this period. These include: i-Rock The youth wellbeing service for 14-25 … Continue reading HASTINGS OPPORTUNITY AREA: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES UPDATE

HOA Providers Supported as Projects Evolve Through COVID-19

We hope you and those close to you are all keeping safe and well during these unprecedented times. At the HOA we are keen to ensure that the HOA funding organisations, schools and other providers have received to deliver specific projects on literacy, maths, mental health, attendance and broadening young people’s horizons can be used … Continue reading HOA Providers Supported as Projects Evolve Through COVID-19

MENTAL HEALTH DELIVERY PARTNERS COME TOGETHER

On Friday 17th January, practitioners that are delivering services across the Hastings Opportunity Area mental health strand came together for their second meeting to share practice and build further networks across the range of projects that are being funded. Discussions were led around how the organisations can continue to all work together and success and … Continue reading MENTAL HEALTH DELIVERY PARTNERS COME TOGETHER

HASTINGS KIDS SAY ‘WE WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL’

Over the last 12 months, the Hastings Opportunity Area has been working with young people, parents and schools to tackle the borough’s long standing issues around attendance. In 2016, Hastings had the lowest overall rate of attendance in primary schools in the whole of England.  This week the HOA is launching a positive marketing campaign … Continue reading HASTINGS KIDS SAY ‘WE WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL’