• HANDSWORTH ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS

    Enhancing the lives of our children, young people, families and our community

  • QUALITY CPD FOR SCHOOLS

    Supporting collaboration, sharing best practices and delivering professional development opportunities

  • CURRICULUM ENRICHMENT

    Our initiatives include Saturday masterclasses and our Reading Volunteers Programme

  • YOUTH SOCIAL ACTION

    Youth Social Action: Young People’s Parliament and more

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO...

Handsworth Association of Schools is an independent local charity set up to enhance the life chances of children, young people and families through educational, community and family interventions. HAOS is one of the longest standing school partnership networks in Birmingham with an active membership of over 23 schools. From our Family Hub we work by bringing communities together through partnership working with schools and established community partners to improve the lives of families.

From after school activities, exciting cultural events, learning programs, a responsive food bank and so much more, our hard-working team of committed staff and volunteers are here for families in Handsworth.

OUR WORK

EDUCATIONAL ADVANCEMENT

We work with schools, families and young people to share learning, resources and expertise for educational improvement. We do this through our learning networks, learning resources and curriculum enhancement initiatives that all Association members have access to.

YOUTH SOCIAL ACTION

Our popular Young People’s Parliament is the focus of our youth social action. We have a Black History Month competition each year and, through our Curriculum Enhancement programme we weave social and environmental awareness into much of our offer.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

We have always sought to bring together local schools, businesses, charities and families in everything we do. 2020 has proved the importance of this. In setting up the Food Hub to help local families, we have seen these partnerships blossom for community benefit.

LATEST NEWS

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Introducing the Handsworth Association of Schools' Green Mentor

HAOS has added a Green Mentor to work in our schools

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Summer of Something

372 Free Scheme Places offered, 6,800 hot and healthy meals served...

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Thank you to the Henry Smith Charity

With an award from the Henry Smith Charity, we were able to take 100 Children to Drayton Manor Park!

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Food Hub Open

Food Hub open until 2022

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STATEMENT ON THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

As a result of the current (November 2020) lockdown measures we have decided to stop our on site activities apart from our foodbank which will continue to operate for all our families that need extra support at this time.

All educational programs will be moved online.

As lock down restrictions are reviewed by the Government we will review our own future practices and restrictions. Please follow our social media accounts or contact us if you need further information.

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Upcoming Events

Young People's Parliament Delegates Meeting, Date & Time TBC

Young People's Parliament Delegates Meeting, Date & Time TBC

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SENCo Network Meeting

SENCo Network Meeting

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EYFS Network Meeting

EYFS Network Meeting

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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
NHS University Hospital Birmingham
near neighbours
Hear tof England Building Society
Birmingham City Council
Sandwell and Birmingham Hospital Trusts