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Hastings unites to tackle school attendance

Hastings unites to tackle school attendance

A town-wide campaign to support regular school attendance during the last few weeks of term, and in preparation for the new school year, has been launched this week by Hastings Opportunity Area. Hastings Academy Principal Hilary Morawska pictured with pupils from the...

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Summer’s almost here – apply now for our holiday programme

Summer’s almost here – apply now for our holiday programme

We're looking for schools and community providers to deliver a range of enrichment activities for children this summer in Hastings. You could be from the world of sport, music, forest school or wellbeing - the list is endless! We would particularly like to hear how...

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Recovery Seminar

Recovery Seminar

The HOA delivered a Recovery Seminar, Wednesday 3 March 2021, to provide an opportunity for trusts, schools and other partners in Hastings and East Sussex to share good practise on current work to support learning recovery in schools. Keynote speaker Barry Carpenter...

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Literacy

Literacy

As we turn the page on another World Book Day, we thought it would be fitting to catch up with one of our partners - Education Futures Trust - on the work it has been doing with children in Hastings to boost literacy. Education Futures Trust was established in 2012,...

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Enrichment IT and Online Learning Support

Enrichment IT and Online Learning Support

In January, Hastings Opportunity Area committed £100k of further funding for trusts, schools and community providers to support children and young people's access to learning and enrichment activities during the most recent lockdown period and to support their...

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Training videos for schools on how to teach RSHE

Training videos for schools on how to teach RSHE

The second series of videos produced by our partners Boing Boing – experts in mental health – introduce important aspects of the new statutory RSHE/PHSE.  INTRODUCTION TO STATUTORY RSHE (PSHE) The first of this three-part training video, introduces important...

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Tip sheets to support children’s mental health

Tip sheets to support children’s mental health

The Hastings Opportunity Area are working in partnership with Boingboing (CIC), to provide mental health and emotional wellbeing support for schools, families, children and young people. Boingboing are releasing a series of mental health and emotional wellbeing top...

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Support videos to help schools with staff wellbeing

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...

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Hastings Opportunity Area Inclusion Update – December 2020

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...

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Hastings Opportunity Area Literacy 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...

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