• HANDSWORTH ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS

    School Improvement

  • HANDSWORTH ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS

    School Improvement

  • HANDSWORTH ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS

    School Improvement

Reading volunteers programme

For Primary and Secondary Schools

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Through the support of reading volunteers, Handsworth Association of schools has developed the Reading  Volunteer programme to help children struggling with their literacy skills to become confident and able readers, to access the education they deserve and achieve their potential. 

Why PARTICIPATE? 

  • Being able to read impacts on learning and achievement in every area of the curriculum and children  who struggle ... read the full story »»

Play the Part Youth Performing Arts Advocates

Creating acceptance of youth voices in times of change

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Our youth led performing arts project focused on creating an online space to inspire, normalise and create acceptance of youth voices in times of change. The project aims to inspire local youth action and help young people deal with the social and emotional issues they are experiencing relating to COVID-19. 

We aim to partner disengaged young people (13-16) from a number of local schools with high quality performing arts practitioners to devise theatre from their own experiences and empower their collective ... read the full story »»

Networks

Professionals working together

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HAOS supports a collaboration of primary, secondary professionals coming together to improve the quality of teaching and learning in schools across Handsworth and West Birmingham.

We are dedicated to making certain that teachers and school professionals are supported through cross school peer to peer teacher professional development, and we are committed to providing high quality CPD training.

View more information in our read the full story »»

Summer of Something SOS

Extracurricular after school activities/holiday programs

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We offer a broad range of fun and engaging activities to encourage children to eat more healthily, be more active and take part in new enriching activities which support their development and wellbeing. Activities will include arts, sports, environmental awareness, cooking and playing games. Children will also have the opportunity to visit country parks, local farms and our local allotments for arts based and environmental activities to give them wider experiences for both mainstream and SEND children. We ensure that the families who participate in this ... read the full story »»

Winter of Wonder

Extracurricular after school activities/holiday programs

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Winter of Wonder give children and young people a program of activities to look forward to at Christmas. This will include activities such as arts and crafts, sports, party games and lots of culinary activities resulting in a party atmosphere. Our activities will focus on improving inter-personal skills and provide a positive experience for those children and young people taking part. Every child will have access fun and safe activities during December. We staff our program with qualified school professionals who will be able to offer additional educational, ... read the full story »»

Mis Adventure Girls Adventure Group

Extracurricular after school activities/holiday programs

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A Youth led cycling group for girls aged 11 to 16 to inspire a love for cycling through adventurous out-of-school activities. Encouraged by trained Youth ‘MisAdventure Champions’ and our cycle instructors, girls will plan and participate in on/off road cycle rides, social action cycle ready projects and help to promote Bikeabilty across schools with low take up for girls particularly from ethnic minorities.

The program will enhance Leadership in young women already blessed with both aptitude and ... read the full story »»

Our Funding Partners

Handsworth Association of Schools thanks our generous funding partners

hm gov community fund
lottery funded
Police Crime Commission
Reduce Violence
Ernest Cook
Aviva
Sandwell and Birmingham Hospital Trusts
NHS University Hospital Birmingham
near neighbours
Heart of England Building Society
Birmingham City Council
Greggs
BBC Children In Need
Heritage Lottery Fund
National Grid
Energy Savings Trust