What we do

The Education Futures Trust is dedicated to supporting and helping children and families.  We run various projects along side our Keyworker and Learning Mentor work.

For Children, we run Forest Schools and Shore Academy during school holidays.  Prior to the end of the school year, we run a transition project to help pupils move up to secondary school.

For parents, we run Incredible Years courses and Parenting Courses.

If you have any questions or would like to help support the work carried out by the Trust, please contact us.

Alternative Provision

Provide an Alternative Provision especially tailored for students who struggle in mainstream education due to emotional & behavioural difficulties. Education Futures Trust strives to create a safe, stimulating & fun learning environment to engage young people in our care. The courses on offer include various sports awards & qualifications such as Young Leader Award & …

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Ambassadors

The Learning Ambassador programme supports children and young people in contributing to school improvement, by undertaking themed learning walks around classrooms. Trained initially through visits to other schools, the ambassadors take back their learning to their own establishments and work with senior leaders to implement their ideas. Ambassador sessions are also designed to enhance pupils’ …

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Business Ambassadors

Working Ways take student business ambassadors into the world of work. The aim is for the students (aged 9-16) to be able to link Employability Skills to the skills and values that are promoted by their school. In the course of an academic year the business ambassadors look at 8 different employment sectors by interviewing …

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Forest School

We deliver a high quality, vibrant, engaging, and age-appropriate Forest School experience, giving the opportunity for children to learn, play and thrive in nature.

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Game Development Academy

Game Development Academy   The Game Dev Academy is a 10-week course designed to teach the fundamentals of producing video games. Learners will explore sound, art, design and programming in a course that is designed for both hobbyists and beginners alike. The course typically runs from 2pm to 4pm on Tuesdays at ETC Sussex, Cambridge …

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Keyworkers

A team of Keyworkers is working in most primary and secondary schools in the Education Futures Trust, helping children who are having difficulties at school. A Keyworker works with the child in school, and with the family outside school, to try to improve behaviour, motivation and engagementin the classroom. Our support is regular and sustained …

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Leading Edge College

The Leading Edge College is a programme that seeks to challenge and inspire able students by providing experiences they will not have in the standard curriculum. The termly full day workshops are hosted in different locations from secondary schools, a small holding and Hastings Museum and Art Gallery.  

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Learning Mentors

Learning Mentors work in primary and secondary schools under the supervision of the Inclusion Manager or SENCo. They provide support and guidance to children and young people by removing barriers to learning in order to promote effective participation, raised attainment and full potential. The duration of a typical intervention is approximately thirteen weeks or two …

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Parenting

The Education Futures Trust ran an Incredible Years Parenting Course on Friday mornings at the Red Lake Children’s Centre. From the beginning, the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the Children’s Centre encouraged a positive response. The parents interacted well from the start, building up a supportive group who encouraged each other and celebrated their successes. …

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The Shore Academy

The Shore Academy is a unique beach-based educational experience which aims to embed a love of and respect for the local coastline through a series of exciting and hands-on weekly sessions. This is a great way to have fun by the sea and at the same time gain a better understanding of how our beautiful …

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Therapeutic Storytelling

The Education Futures Trust’s therapeutic storytelling programme supports young people to learn how to express and manage their emotions, to develop coping strategies and to become more resilient.   Through storytelling a child will: •Develop cognitive, social and emotional literacy •Gain new experiences of the world •Gain new perspectives and insight about themselves and others …

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Transition Project

Hastings, Famously Creative   To view how the Hastings Observer reported on the project, please click here

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Walk in the Park

Increase your confidence and improve your mental and physical health whilst finding out more about the outdoor environment.  Share positive outdoor activities with others. Short walks, creative activities, opportunities to learn new skills and meet new people whilst engaging in individually appropriate levels of physical activity will allow you to think about sustainable ways to …

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Wellbeing Programmes

A series of wellbeing programmes that support participants to make healthier lifestyle choices with regard to their emotional, mental and sexual health. The FLASH programme supports parents/carers who have a young person in their care   The Wellbeing programmes are delivered in five separate workshops: 1 Stress and Anxiety management 2. Self Esteem and Confidence …

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Without Walls

Without Walls is a survival course with a conservation focus, which aims to build resilience and self-confidence for participants and which promotes connections to and an understanding of our rich local environment. This course additionally promotes volunteering as a life-enhancing opportunity, and each participant is supported to identify an on-going placement. The John Muir Discovery …

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Working Without Walls

Working Without Walls aims to Improve the life chances of disaffected young people aged 14 – 21 years.  Located within 25 acres of magnificent, ancient woodland in the heart of Sussex allowing for complete immersion in nature     The ‘Working Without Walls’ programme, which is funded by the Nat West Skills and Opportunities Fund, …

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