We are delighted to formally welcome Flagship School Hastings into The Beckmead Trust from March 1st 2023

Beckmead has had a presence in Flagship since June 2022 supporting the school at the invitation of the DfE. Significant progress has been made in areas such as safeguarding and with Flagship formally joining Beckmead this work can be built on for the long-term benefit of the children, families, staff and community.

Colleagues at Beckmead have worked tirelessly alongside East Sussex Council, the DfE and an Interim Board of Trustees to complete the transfer of Flagship with the minimum disruption to the work of the staff and progress of the pupils.

An exciting future is ahead of the school with a move into new, bespoke premises, recruitment of a substantive leadership team, increases in pupil numbers and an improved curriculum offer.

Governance of Flagship will pass to the Trustees of Beckmead whilst a local governing board is formed over the next year. Following transfer, a new website will be designed and signposted through the trust website.

I'm looking forward to working with all stakeholders to deliver the outstanding school the youngsters deserve. Thank you all for your ongoing support.

Dr Jonty Clark OBE

CEO The Beckmead Trust