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Funding of £220k has been made available to all Trusts and schools in Hastings

Funding of £220k has been made available, to all Trusts and schools in Hastings, so that they can deliver programmes of recovery that meet the needs of their pupils. Recovery plans have been agreed in all schools and Trusts and work in many schools is now well underway. HOA recovery funding is additional to the … Continue reading Funding of £220k has been made available to all Trusts and schools in Hastings

Hastings Opportunity Area gives children the chance to spend a day with a top London business

Today, children from Ark and Hastings Academy, will get the opportunity to visit, virtually, the offices of a top company in Canary Wharf, London.  The event - ‘A Capital Experience’, organised by Career Ready - a national charity that brings together employers and children, will give pupils the opportunity to network, develop new skills and gain … Continue reading Hastings Opportunity Area gives children the chance to spend a day with a top London business

Hastings Opportunity Area provides further funding of over £160k to support schools to improve local children’s literacy.

Building on the success of its literacy programme to date, the Hastings Opportunity Area, funded by the Department for Education, is delighted to announce today funding of a further £160k to further embed literacy programmes in schools in Hastings. The funding will allow schools to continue to develop projects that have already seen a positive … Continue reading Hastings Opportunity Area provides further funding of over £160k to support schools to improve local children’s literacy.

DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION AGREES £1.25 MILLION TO EXTEND HASTINGS OPPORTUNITY AREA FOR ANOTHER YEAR

The Department for Education has today agreed to a further year’s funding of £1.25m for the Hastings Opportunity Area, for schools and community providers across Hastings to deliver a range of programmes to support children and young people’s return to school and to deliver enhanced literacy, maths, mental health and enrichment programmes. Ministers agreed to … Continue reading DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION AGREES £1.25 MILLION TO EXTEND HASTINGS OPPORTUNITY AREA FOR ANOTHER YEAR

Support videos to help schools with staff wellbeing

In response to the challenging circumstances, we’ve partnered with Boingboing - experts in mental health - to create a selection of videos to help support staff and their wellbeing.  PRINCIPLES OF OUR APPROACH  This video outlines Boingboing’s Resilience approach and how it can be used in your school.  https://youtu.be/iYebNzz8sK8 PLANNING  This video examines how to … Continue reading Support videos to help schools with staff wellbeing

HOA Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing training and support package for Hastings schools

Due to Covid 19 children, young people and school staff are having to manage a whole host of new emotional life experiences and challenges. Boingboing CIC are able to offer free support for schools to further implement whole school approaches to supporting children and young people’s emotional well-being. Alongside this, support to implement personal, social … Continue reading HOA Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing training and support package for Hastings schools

Hastings Opportunity Area Inclusion Update – December 2020

The inclusion strand for year 4 aims to further embed and build on HOA funded inclusion work developed within the 3 Hastings mainstream secondary schools over the last 2 years. In addition, we seek to further promote effective inclusive practice and shared working across a wider number of secondary schools (those schools outside Hastings that … Continue reading Hastings Opportunity Area Inclusion Update – December 2020

Hastings Opportunity Area Literacy Update – December 2020

We have now released funding for 20 schools across Hastings to deliver evidence-based literacy programmes. This builds on existing work by a number of Trusts who were already delivering evidence-based programmes prior to the HOA, and on the work of many Trusts and schools who have used HOA funding over the last two years to … Continue reading Hastings Opportunity Area Literacy Update – December 2020

Broadening Horizons Programme Update -December 2020

The HOA have funded a programme of Athlete Mentor visits and workshops for schools in Hastings, to transform the aspirations of young people. The Athlete Mentors are Olympic, Paralympic, World Championship and Commonwealth medallists, who have a wealth of experience providing inspiration through the sharing of their journey and personal stories of struggle and success. … Continue reading Broadening Horizons Programme Update -December 2020

Hastings Opportunity Area Mental Health Update – July 2020

From the Autumn term FREE Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing (MHEW) support will still be available to Hastings schools from Boingboing CIC https://www.boingboing.org.uk/ PSHE Support for Primary and for Secondary Boingboing will continue to offer PSHE support to all Hastings schools as and when they request, currently online and by phone. They can work with … Continue reading Hastings Opportunity Area Mental Health Update – July 2020