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EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

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HASTINGS AREA EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT PARTNERSHIP (HASTINGS THRIVES)

Education Improvement Partnerships (EIPs) are groups of schools working together across an area to improve outcomes for pupils at all schools. EIPs include primary and secondary schools. In some areas they also include post-16 colleges and early year providers. In East Sussex there are seven area based EIPs, and one EIP for the Special Schools; all schools are in an EIP.

All schools in Hastings, including the academies and Sussex Coast College, are now part of the Hastings Education Improvement Partnership (EIP)

WHY DO WE NEED EIPs?

The national agenda within education has changed significantly, with an increased focus on autonomy for school leaders, the development of partnerships between schools and a changing role for local authorities. Central to this new agenda is the creation of a ‘self-improving school system’ where good and outstanding schools share their good practice and all schools work together to improve outcomes for pupils.

The establishment of the EIP is one way that the Hastings schools will be able to work more closely together by sharing best practice and organising centrally held training and development opportunities funded by the local authority. The EIP is also working with the local authority to provide, or jointly commission, support to specific schools in our area.

 

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WHAT IS THE HASTINGS EIP DOING?

The EIP has planned and is currently running two major projects:

  1. Training all staff and individuals in schools to be THRIVE practitioners. THRIVE helps adults prepare children and young people for life’s emotional ups and downs. The approach teaches you how to be, and what to do, with children’s differing and sometimes challenging behaviour. As a result, children become more self-assured and ready to engage with life and learning. Based on neuroscience and attachment research, Thrive training provides a targeted intervention. All practice is underpinned by Thrive-Online, an assessment tool and extensive action planning resource that charts progress and measures outcomes.
  2. Raise the achievement of all pupils in our schools in Maths through improving the quality of teaching and learning in Maths.

Under the banner of Hastings THRIVES the EIP also works together to promote the aspirations and achievement of all pupils in our schools and in 2015-16 children from Guestling Bradshaw took part in the Hastings THRIVES song contest (held at the White Rock Theatre) and also Hastings Sky Parade which culminated with celebrations on Hastings Pier.  

You can find out more about Hastings THRIVES by clicking here.

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HASTINGS THRIVES HEADLINES

What impact has there been on pupil outcomes and quality of teaching? Some very encouraging signs in EYFS and KS1. These are the areas of our greatest investment as we have committed to addressing underachievement from the very start of the child’s education. Read more in the document below.

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THE LEARNING TOGETHER ALLIANCE

Guestling Bradshaw links with several primary schools in the local area (Castledown, Christchurch, Icklesham, Sandown, St Paul’s and Westfield) to provide development opportunities for staff across the schools, leading to improved practice in all of our schools.

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THE EDUCATION FUTURES TRUST

Guestling Bradshaw also belongs to the Education Futures Trust which provides high quality and innovative support and learning tailored to the needs of children, families and vulnerable adults in Hastings and the surrounding area.