Holiday Easter Hub

A fun-packed newsletter with healthy active ideas for families during the school holidays. Brought to you by Brighton & Hove City Councils Healthy Lifestyles & Public Health Schools Team.

In this Easter Holiday Edition we have –

* Healthy Easter themed snack recipes

* A bunny hop challenge

* Spring themed crafts

* Information about spring trails at 5 parks in the city.

We also have some top tips from our ‘Smile project’ which is based on the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’, these are things we can build into our daily lives to improve well-being, protect mental health and increase emotional resilience. If you would like a copy of the newsletter please click on the link below:

Holiday Activities and Food Programme – Easter holidays

HAF is a DfE funded scheme that will offer some families who are eligible for free school meals free activities and food over the Easter holidays. The scheme is for children aged 4-16 who are in a full time school place.

HAF may be able to offer up to 4 sessions of 4 hours each for children during Easter holiday 2021 (with some providers offering shorter sessions). Due to tight timescales and some Covid 19 restrictions the Easter programme will be a pilot and have limited spaces. There will be a more developed HAF programme for 4 weeks during the summer and 1 week at Christmas 2021.

HAF are currently working with a variety of providers to develop a programme and as soon as possible we will share the booking information with you. Each place will need to be booked directly with the chosen provider (s) and only for up to 4, 4 hour sessions for each child.

Each HAF funded provider will offer:

  • Healthy meals for all children attending
  • Enriching activities
  • Food education
  • Support for parents and carers – information, signposting or referrals to other services
  • A safe space for all children

Ofsted Inspection 2 March 2021 – Homewood College

Ofsted is inspecting your child’s school remotely and we would like to know what you think about the school. Your views about the school are important to us.

If you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at the school (including pupils on sick leave or who are temporarily excluded), you can tell us your views about the school by completing Ofsted’s online survey, Ofsted Parent View, at:

Ofsted Parent View asks for your opinion on some aspects of your child’s school, including the progress made by your child, the quality of teaching, how the school deals with bullying and poor behaviour. It also provides a free-text box for you to make additional comments, if you wish. The inspectors will use the online survey responses when inspecting your child’s school.

To register your views, you will need to provide your email address, which will be held securely. It will not be used for any purpose other than providing access to the online survey. Neither schools nor Ofsted will have access to any email addresses.

Please complete the online survey as soon as possible, preferably by 11am on the day of the inspection, as this will give the inspection team more time to consider your views.

National Careers Week

1-6 March is National Careers Week! Please see our careers education page to see what is on offer to students.