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.

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

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’

HASTINGS OPPORTUNITY AREA LAUNCHES £50,000 FUND FOR FREE SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

The Hastings Opportunity Area (HOA) is welcoming in the New Year with a renewed fund for summer holiday activities for children and young people. Community organisations and activity providers can apply for up to £5,000 for activities such as sport, arts, music, food, tech and outdoor pursuits running between July 23rd and August 28th, with … Continue reading HASTINGS OPPORTUNITY AREA LAUNCHES £50,000 FUND FOR FREE SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

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 language or Speech, Language and Communication Needs.  The evening saw twenty one practitioners … Continue reading Early Communication Pathway Celebration Event