Opportunity Area Plans Launched

Education Secretary, Justine Greening has launched plans to raise education standards and broaden the horizons of young people in areas struggling with social mobility. The Opportunity Area programme is a key part of the government’s priority of tackling social mobility and improving opportunities for young people across the country. These 12 areas, identified as social mobility ‘coldspots’ – areas with both poor social mobility and schools that face challenges – will receive a share of £72 million to boost opportunities for young people in these communities. Hastings is one of the chosen areas and will have its own detailed plan by the end of the year.