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 St Leonards. On Friday 21st June, schools across Hastings and St Leonards launched a town-wide attendance charter as part of … Continue reading HASTINGS ATTENDANCE CHARTER BRINGS SCHOOLS TOGETHER

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, food and outdoor pursuits will be able to apply for funding. Grants of up to £10,000 are available … Continue reading HOA Launches £250,000 Fund for Free Activities

HOA TO LAUNCH £250,000 ACTIVITIES FUND AT CONFERENCE ON 8TH MAY

On 8th May, The Hastings Opportunity Area is launching a fund of £250,000 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, food and outdoor pursuits will be able to apply for funding. The HOA team is inviting … Continue reading HOA TO LAUNCH £250,000 ACTIVITIES FUND AT CONFERENCE ON 8TH MAY

THE NEW WAY MATHS IS BEING TAUGHT IN OUR SCHOOLS

In 2014, schools in England and Wales adopted a new maths curriculum called ‘Teaching Maths for Mastery’ which is now being implemented nationwide. Simon Jupp, a year five teacher at Ark Castledown Primary Academy, explains the new system, why it’s being implemented and how, in his experience, children and teachers are finding the transition. What … Continue reading THE NEW WAY MATHS IS BEING TAUGHT IN OUR SCHOOLS

HASTINGS BRINGS SUSSEX TOGETHER TO IMPROVE MATHS

On Wednesday 23rd January, one hundred teachers, teaching assistants and education professionals from primary and secondary schools from across East Sussex attended the inaugural ‘Hastings Mini Maths Conference’. A joint venture from the SSIF Hastings Maths Project, and Sussex Maths Hub, the event at Ark William Parker Academy saw attendees sharing their learnings, practices, stories … Continue reading HASTINGS BRINGS SUSSEX TOGETHER TO IMPROVE MATHS

NATIONAL LITERACY TRUST ‘GETS HASTINGS READING’

Pupils in Hastings and St Leonards are being encouraged to pick up a book as part of a campaign that launched in the town with 150 children aboard a themed bus, a performance poet, inspirational speakers and free books. Get Reading Hastings launched on Friday January 25 thanks to a partnership between the National Literacy Trust and the Department for … Continue reading NATIONAL LITERACY TRUST ‘GETS HASTINGS READING’