Kay, Programme Director, Hastings Opportunity Area)
Members asked questions arising from the key stage 2 part of the
Question: What is the
definition of a disadvantaged child as referred to in the
Answer: A child in receipt of Child
Question: How are
disadvantaged children doing?
Answer: This is demonstrated in the first couple of
slides (attached to minutes).
Question: Are any
schools in particular not doing so well?
Answer: Baird school just received a good OFSTED
rating so we had high expectations, it did not do as well as we
was noted that Hastings schools are performing above the national
average at key stage 2, the question is
how to keep hold of the progress from KS2 and translate it to key
stages 3 and 4. ARK have made great
progress this year and St Leonards is making good progress too,
even though it isn’t at its 2017 levels.
Performance across secondary schools is improving however there
is still progress to be made in maths. There is new leadership in
place across these schools.
Helen informed the group that the data in the presentation is
provisional and not yet validated so there may be some change in
Question: Are there
figures to show comparisons against other opportunity areas?
Answer: No as Hastings is the only area with this
Question: Should we be
looking at students who require additional support needs?
Answer: This hasn’t been done yet but would
be a good idea.
Helen commented that the academy trusts are doing a lot of good
work. The opportunity area is doing more work at primary level to
prevent exclusions and the numbers of school movers should start to
The group asked for the results to be shared when they are