Hove Park is a school which values and fosters strong ties with others. In addition to the partnerships highlighted below we are involved in additional collaborations and working relationships with others both locally and further afield. Our Sports Leaders work to organise events for local primary pupils as does our Technology department, which hosts sessions for younger children in our workshops. Our links with schools abroad are numerous and ever increasing. In particular we have strong ties in France, Germany, Spain and more recently- China. Our Peer Mentors have been involved in a Diversity Project, helping primaries to learn about other cultures. We also work closely with our local universities, who host taster events which give our students a taste of life beyond compulsory education.
Our partnership of schools in Brighton and Hove have gained many excellent teachers through the School Direct teaching programme where trainee teachers learn on the job. The courses are designed by groups of schools in partnership with the universities of Brighton and Sussex. If you prefer to spend more time training in the classroom, putting theory into practice and gaining confidence through increased contact with the school environment, then a School Direct course could be a good option for you.