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1 PROPOSED ACADEMIES FOR HASTINGS

2 Scope of Presentation Why do we need academies in Hastings? Why do we need academies in Hastings? Who are the sponsors? Who are the sponsors? What are they proposing? What are they proposing? What are the benefits of academies? What are the benefits of academies? What happens next? What happens next? The purpose of this presentation is to answer some key questions you may have about the proposed academies:

3 Why do we need academies in Hastings? Hastings is the 31st most deprived borough in England, the most deprived in the south east, with substantial concentration of economic activity and intergenerational unemployment Hastings is the 31st most deprived borough in England, the most deprived in the south east, with substantial concentration of economic activity and intergenerational unemployment In 2008, Hastings was the lowest attaining borough out of 354, based on summer 2008 GCSE results In 2008, Hastings was the lowest attaining borough out of 354, based on summer 2008 GCSE results We therefore need a radical intervention strategy that will both combat disadvantage and raise aspirations and attainment in the long term We therefore need a radical intervention strategy that will both combat disadvantage and raise aspirations and attainment in the long term

4 Why do we need academies in Hastings? Results at the three schools have been up and down over the years, with a downward trend until the 2008 results Results at the three schools have been up and down over the years, with a downward trend until the 2008 results Four of the five secondary schools in Hastings are in the government’s National Challenge programme, with the three federated schools classed as high risk Four of the five secondary schools in Hastings are in the government’s National Challenge programme, with the three federated schools classed as high risk The three schools are now working together successfully through the federation under the leadership of Ninestiles Plus (Phase 1 of our school improvement strategy) The three schools are now working together successfully through the federation under the leadership of Ninestiles Plus (Phase 1 of our school improvement strategy) We need a long term solution to ensure that we build on the benefits of this federation (Phase 2 of our school improvement strategy) We need a long term solution to ensure that we build on the benefits of this federation (Phase 2 of our school improvement strategy)

5 Why do we need academies in Hastings? Our key purpose is to put in place permanent long-term arrangements that will continue to raise standards for the young people of Hastings Our key purpose is to put in place permanent long-term arrangements that will continue to raise standards for the young people of Hastings We will do this to help the town grow and prosper and to bring new investment We will do this to help the town grow and prosper and to bring new investment The key questions are how we The key questions are how we o keep standards rising o build on the foundations we have laid through the support of Ninestiles Plus and o provide extra resources, experience and opportunities

6 Why do we need two academies and not three? The number of secondary age students in the town is going down The number of secondary age students in the town is going down In particular, there are not enough students in St Leonards to keep two secondary schools going In particular, there are not enough students in St Leonards to keep two secondary schools going Neither The Grove nor Filsham Valley on its own has enough suitable accommodation for all the students Neither The Grove nor Filsham Valley on its own has enough suitable accommodation for all the students We therefore need one school to ensure that all our students can get the very best we can offer, with modern state of the art facilities We therefore need one school to ensure that all our students can get the very best we can offer, with modern state of the art facilities The academy programme provides the best way to do this because it provides access to funding for new buildings The academy programme provides the best way to do this because it provides access to funding for new buildings This funding would be available for both Academy West and Academy East but is not currently available outside the academy programme This funding would be available for both Academy West and Academy East but is not currently available outside the academy programme

7 Who are the sponsors? The lead sponsor is the University of Brighton The lead sponsor is the University of Brighton The co-sponsors are BT and East Sussex County Council The co-sponsors are BT and East Sussex County Council This is a powerful combination of a higher education, public sector, sponsor with a blue chip private sector sponsor and the local authority This is a powerful combination of a higher education, public sector, sponsor with a blue chip private sector sponsor and the local authority

8 Who are the sponsors? The University is fully committed to Hastings and has established the University Centre, bringing higher education opportunities to many local people The University is fully committed to Hastings and has established the University Centre, bringing higher education opportunities to many local people It has the best School of Education in England – Ofsted has said that its provision for every stage of education is outstanding It has the best School of Education in England – Ofsted has said that its provision for every stage of education is outstanding Its research is also excellent with one third rated as “world class” and two thirds as of “international standing” Its research is also excellent with one third rated as “world class” and two thirds as of “international standing”

9 Who are the sponsors? BT is one of the world’s leading providers of telecommunications operating in 170 countries BT is one of the world’s leading providers of telecommunications operating in 170 countries The company’s vision is to help create a better, more sustainable world for everyone and to promote the communication skills that people need to lead happy and successful lives The company’s vision is to help create a better, more sustainable world for everyone and to promote the communication skills that people need to lead happy and successful lives BT has the best in business practice and world class research and development in technology BT has the best in business practice and world class research and development in technology It has previous experience in sponsoring an academy in Manchester It has previous experience in sponsoring an academy in Manchester

10 Who are the sponsors? The County Council has chosen to be a co- sponsor The County Council has chosen to be a co- sponsor The Members of the County Council want to do this to ensure that local elected people can continue to play a vital role in Hastings schools The Members of the County Council want to do this to ensure that local elected people can continue to play a vital role in Hastings schools East Sussex is the top performing county council in England (awarded 4 star performance in its annual performance assessment) East Sussex is the top performing county council in England (awarded 4 star performance in its annual performance assessment)

11 What are the sponsors’ responsibilities? The sponsors are responsible for the leadership and oversight of the academies The sponsors are responsible for the leadership and oversight of the academies They are expected to bring added value to the academies through their specialist expertise and experience, particularly in education, skills and training They are expected to bring added value to the academies through their specialist expertise and experience, particularly in education, skills and training The sponsors act as trustees of the academy and are responsible for: The sponsors act as trustees of the academy and are responsible for: o Deciding its curriculum o Employing the staff o Managing the assets and finances of the academy o Deciding the admissions o Setting up an endowment fund The sponsors are accountable to the Secretary of State under requirements set out in the Funding The sponsors are accountable to the Secretary of State under requirements set out in the FundingAgreement

12 The Sponsors’ Vision The sponsors’ aim is to help parents and students to embark on a journey from pre-school through to further and higher education as the basis for employment, higher skills and greater prosperity The sponsors’ aim is to help parents and students to embark on a journey from pre-school through to further and higher education as the basis for employment, higher skills and greater prosperity The sponsors’ proposals provide a unique opportunity to design, build and put in place a new kind of school to serve their local communities, and to create opportunities previously unavailable to the people of Hastings The sponsors’ proposals provide a unique opportunity to design, build and put in place a new kind of school to serve their local communities, and to create opportunities previously unavailable to the people of Hastings

13 The Sponsors’ proposals Two new academies for students aged Two new academies for students aged New schools with new names New schools with new names Same sponsors for both schools in a single trust Same sponsors for both schools in a single trust The option of federated academies with one governing body The option of federated academies with one governing body

14 The Sponsors’ proposals The sponsors have to make sure there are enough places for young people in the local community The sponsors have to make sure there are enough places for young people in the local community They are therefore proposing They are therefore proposing o six forms of entry (900) for the Academy East o ten forms of entry (1500) for the Academy West To ensure a friendly, caring atmosphere the sponsors are proposing a “schools within schools” model which has worked successfully elsewhere To ensure a friendly, caring atmosphere the sponsors are proposing a “schools within schools” model which has worked successfully elsewhere

15 The Sponsors’ proposals The academies will serve their local communities The academies will serve their local communities There will be no selection by ability or aptitude There will be no selection by ability or aptitude Existing students will have a guaranteed place in their local academy Existing students will have a guaranteed place in their local academy If there are more applications than places, the County Council’s normal rules will apply If there are more applications than places, the County Council’s normal rules will apply

16 The Sponsors’ proposals The sponsors are proposing that: The sponsors are proposing that: o The academies will teach specialist subjects - English and ICT (East); Maths and ICT (West) o Improved SEN provision - speech, language and communication (East); physical/sensory/autism (West) o Multi-agency family support unit at each academy (currently only one, in The Grove) The County Council will have to meet the cost of the SEN and multi-agency provision The County Council will have to meet the cost of the SEN and multi-agency provision

17 The Sponsors’ proposals The academies will be for the age range The academies will be for the age range They will make provision for students aged through their strong links with Sussex Coast College (Academy 6), Bexhill Sixth Form College and other training providers They will make provision for students aged through their strong links with Sussex Coast College (Academy 6), Bexhill Sixth Form College and other training providers The sponsors are proposing to set up a vocational centre in the West to match the new vocational provision in the East The sponsors are proposing to set up a vocational centre in the West to match the new vocational provision in the East

18 The Sponsors’ proposals The sponsors understand the need for a smooth transition The sponsors understand the need for a smooth transition They will do all they can to ensure that students’ studies are not disrupted They will do all they can to ensure that students’ studies are not disrupted These arrangements will be carefully planned between now and the academies opening These arrangements will be carefully planned between now and the academies opening The close working of the schools in the federation supported by Ninestiles Plus will help this transition The close working of the schools in the federation supported by Ninestiles Plus will help this transition

19 What are the benefits of our academies? The Academies will: Provide the best opportunities for the young people in our most needy communities Provide the best opportunities for the young people in our most needy communities Have access to the extra capacity and expertise of the sponsors: Have access to the extra capacity and expertise of the sponsors: o The best professional development o World-class research in teaching and learning o Outstanding management expertise o Cutting edge research and development in ICT o Democratic accountability Provide opportunities for new ideas, innovation and best practice Provide opportunities for new ideas, innovation and best practice Ensure the progress made through the federation continues Ensure the progress made through the federation continues

20 What are the benefits of our academies? Bring access to huge investment in new and remodelled buildings Bring access to huge investment in new and remodelled buildings Provide improved facilities, including SEN, sports facilities and ICT infrastructure Provide improved facilities, including SEN, sports facilities and ICT infrastructure Provide this for all young people in the catchment area with no selection and within the current admissions rules Provide this for all young people in the catchment area with no selection and within the current admissions rules Bring new opportunities for communities that we could not otherwise get e.g. multi-agency family support unit Bring new opportunities for communities that we could not otherwise get e.g. multi-agency family support unit Give extra choice and diversity to parents Give extra choice and diversity to parents Enable standards to keep rising Enable standards to keep rising The Academies will:

21 10 Myths About Our Academies (1) The academies will not be accountable to local people The academies will not be accountable to local people Local interests will not be represented on the governing body Local interests will not be represented on the governing body Ownership of the land and building will transfer to the sponsors Ownership of the land and building will transfer to the sponsors The academies will break up the family of local schools The academies will break up the family of local schools The sponsors will bring in selection The sponsors will bring in selection

22 10 Myths About Our Academies (2) The academies will be exclusive and won’t cater for local students The academies will be exclusive and won’t cater for local students We will not be able to check their claims about improved results We will not be able to check their claims about improved results The academies won’t cater for the needs of vulnerable children, particularly those with SEN The academies won’t cater for the needs of vulnerable children, particularly those with SEN The sponsors will change the terms and conditions of staff The sponsors will change the terms and conditions of staff The academies will be better funded then community schools The academies will be better funded then community schools

23 What happens next? Expressions of Interest (EOIs) have been approved by the Minister and funding released for a feasibility study Expressions of Interest (EOIs) have been approved by the Minister and funding released for a feasibility study The DCSF have just appointed an independent Project Management Company to run the feasibility study The DCSF have just appointed an independent Project Management Company to run the feasibility study Public consultations will take place as part of this study in September and October: Public consultations will take place as part of this study in September and October: o Sponsor consultation on the opening of the academies o Local authority statutory consultation on the closure of the predecessor schools

24 What happens next? As part of this study, the sponsors will: Produce the Education Brief for the academy Produce the Education Brief for the academy Consult with parents, students, staff governors and the wider community about what they want to see in the academies Consult with parents, students, staff governors and the wider community about what they want to see in the academies Consider carefully the views of parents and students about the academy and its design Consider carefully the views of parents and students about the academy and its design Consider the governance and management arrangements for the academy in the light of the consultations Consider the governance and management arrangements for the academy in the light of the consultations Start the process of appointing the Principal - which will only go ahead if the Minister approves the proposals Start the process of appointing the Principal - which will only go ahead if the Minister approves the proposals

25 % of pupils achieving 5+ A*-C Grades

26 % 5 A*-C 15 year olds Filsham ValleyHillcrestThe Grove sources: 2009 provisional results collected from the school all other data from DCSF AAT tables

27 % of pupils achieving 5+ A*-C Grades including English and Maths

28 % 5 A*-C incl Eng & maths 15 year olds Filsham ValleyHillcrestThe Grove sources: 2009 provisional results collected from the school all other data from DCSF AAT tables


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