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MENTAL HEALTH DELIVERY PARTNERS COME TOGETHER

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....

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HASTINGS KIDS SAY ‘WE WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL’

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...

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Early Communication Pathway Celebration Event

Early Communication Pathway Celebration Event

On 17th October, Early Years settings in Hastings and St Leonards were invited to attend an event to celebrate the successes so far in a project to embed the East Sussex Communication Pathway Resources and support families of children identified with impoverished...

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YOUNG PEOPLE COME TOGETHER TO TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

YOUNG PEOPLE COME TOGETHER TO TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

30 young people, representing a range of different youth groups across the town came together to talk on world mental health day (10th October 2019). They talked about  the current mental health and emotional wellbeing support available to all young people, in...

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Alex Quigley – Closing the Word Gap

Alex Quigley – Closing the Word Gap

CLOSING THE VOCABULARY GAP On Friday 27th September, Alex Quigley, author of Closing The Vocabulary Gap, spoke to Hastings and East Sussex teachers and school staff about his influential research and why the vocabulary gap has such an impact on pupils’ ability to...

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YEAR 10 & 11S CAREER OPPORTUNITY DAY

YEAR 10 & 11S CAREER OPPORTUNITY DAY

Calling all Year 10 & 11s! On Friday 25th October, you could discover your future career. You can choose one of 50 placements so there’s something for everyone - and they all take place in real work settings across Hastings & St Leonards. Each placement...

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MENTAL HEALTH  DELIVERY PARTNERS COME TOGETHER

MENTAL HEALTH DELIVERY PARTNERS COME TOGETHER

On Thursday 26th September, practitioners that are delivering services across the Hastings Opportunity Area mental health strand , came together to share practice and build further networks across the range of projects that are being funded.  Since 2018, the HOA...

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Free Activities and more – HOA’s Autumn Update

Free Activities and more – HOA’s Autumn Update

Following a busy summer which saw hundreds of free activities made available to children and young people, the Hastings Opportunity Area is announcing their plans for the upcoming 2019 / 20 academic year. You can download the guide to free activities and more below....

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HOA FREE SUMMER ACTIVITIES GUIDE 2019

HOA FREE SUMMER ACTIVITIES GUIDE 2019

HOA FREE SUMMER ACTIVITIES GUIDE 2019Download The Hastings Opportunity Area Summer Activities are back for a second summer in a row. With over 240 different sessions, there’s something for everyone and it’s all COMPLETELY FREE!  We’ve worked with some of the most...

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FREE MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING FOR SCHOOLS

Schools across Hastings have already been doing a great deal of work to develop their whole school approaches to promote children and young people’s mental health. 16 schools attended a seminar last October, to review the findings from this work, and agree priorities...

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HASTINGS ATTENDANCE CHARTER BRINGS SCHOOLS TOGETHER

HASTINGS ATTENDANCE CHARTER BRINGS SCHOOLS TOGETHER

£450,000 Opportunity Area funding to boost attendance in Hastings and St Leonards’ schoolsEducation Secretary praises town-wide approachIndra Morris (Above), Director of the Department for Education, addresses senior leaders from schools and colleges in Hastings and...

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HOA Launches £250,000 Fund for Free Activities

HOA Launches £250,000 Fund for Free Activities

On 8th May, The Hastings Opportunity Area launched a £250,000 fund for community organisations to deliver free enrichment activities for Hastings’ children and young people. Local organisations that provide activities such as art, sports, technology, sport, music,...

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HASTINGS YOUNG AMBASSADORS LAUNCH ACTIVITY FUND FOR CHILDREN

HASTINGS YOUNG AMBASSADORS LAUNCH ACTIVITY FUND FOR CHILDREN

Young people can create their own exciting new projects and activities in Hastings and St Leonards thanks to a £5,000 fund launched today (May 3). Groups of children aged 5-12 who live in Hastings and St Leonards can apply for grants of up to £400 to set up sport,...

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