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’

Hastings primary schools celebrate record results this Christmas

Primary schools in Hastings and St Leonards have had reason to celebrate this Christmas, with the highest ever number of pupils achieving the expected standard in the new tests, that are based on a new more challenging curriculum. Hastings scored above the national average in the tests, which measure achievement at age 11 in reading, … Continue reading Hastings primary schools celebrate record results this Christmas

Four hundred year ten & elevens take over Hastings work places

On Monday 26th November, organisations and businesses across Hastings opened their doors to over four hundred year ten and eleven students for the Hastings Careers Opportunity Day - a ground breaking, new immersive careers day.  Students from Hastings & St Leonard’s Academies, Helenswood, William Parker Saxon Mount and some electively home educated took part in … Continue reading Four hundred year ten & elevens take over Hastings work places

Hastings Opportunity Area – Summer Holiday Activities

Additional activities start week commencing 23rd July unless stated *We believe this to be correct at time of printing but some details may vary so please contact the provider in advance. Monday What Where When For who Provider Active2go Sports The Firs 10-12.30pm Ages 8-14 Education Futures Trust Street Play Cricket, tennis and graffiti art … Continue reading Hastings Opportunity Area – Summer Holiday Activities

Funding summer holiday activities for disadvantaged young people living in Hastings

Hastings Opportunity Area – funds summer holiday activities for disadvantaged young people living in Hastings.  Hastings Opportunity Area has today announced funding of £60,000 for local organisations to deliver activities for children and young people living in Hastings and St Leonards over the summer holiday period. The activities will be delivered in a range of … Continue reading Funding summer holiday activities for disadvantaged young people living in Hastings

Secretary of State visits Hastings

Damian Hinds visited Sussex Coast College in Hastings to learn about the mental health support services available through the Opportunity Area programme. Young people and parents are set to benefit from extended mental health services in Hastings, backed by a £600,000 annual investment from the government’s Opportunity Area programme. The funding will develop the advice and … Continue reading Secretary of State visits Hastings