Working with schools, artists and arts organisations to ensure the best cultural opportunities for our young people
HRAEN plastics project at Bexhill Museum for Coastal Currents 2019.
Thanks to artist James Byford, Chantry Community Primary School, King Offa Primary Academy and Bexhill College.
The Hastings and Rother Arts Education Network seeks to help redress the balance of diminishing cultural resources in schools.
Established in 2013 the network brings together schools, cultural organisations and artists in meaningful, lasting relationships.
Working with partners in Hastings and Rother in East Sussex, the focus is on using local resources for local schools, creating sustainable projects that embed culture into the everyday lives of our young people.
We offer regular networking meetings for teachers and practitioners, information exchange including newsletters, opportunities for cultural engagement and bespoke cultural projects; supporting teachers in the classroom, artists working in schools and organisations offering cultural outreach.
The Schools Connect Programme is a major project across Hastings and Rother bringing innovative teaching methods to engage young people in Shakespeare learning and performance. The next teacher training day is on the 17th October at the De La Warr Pavilion.
We are pleased to be working with the Hastings Opportunity Area to further develop the Schools Connect Shakespeare Project. Lead practitioners trained in the RSC ‘rehearsal technique’ will help support enrichment programmes. This will also be enhanced with a trip to the Globe Theatre in London.
For more information go to the Schools Connect page.
Next Network Meeting
Thursday 7th November 4-6pm at Bexhill College.
This network meeting follows on from our training session Navigating The Cultural Education Landscape;
This training day aims to inform primary and secondary school teachers and governors on how arts and cultural projects in schools can be vital in addressing the new National Curriculum priorities including “provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education. This is a broad concept that can be seen across the school’s activities, but draws together many of the areas covered by the personal development judgement.” – Ofsted Draft, EIF, 2019.
To book a place free of charge please go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/navigating-the-changing-educational-landscape-the-national-curriculum-and-the-arts-tickets-72102918771
Hastings Opportunity Area
HRAEN is working with the Hastings Opportunity Area to deliver additional opportunity to young people in Hastings. Working with the Schools Connect and Hofesh Shechter projects our work will be focused on the Hastings Secondary Academies.
Mrs R Reed, head teacher of Chantry Primary School Bexhill, explains the journey to becoming an Artsmark school.
Congratulations to Chantry Primary School in Bexhill for being the only East Sussex school to have received a Platinum Arts Mark - keep up the creative work!