Our latest offers to schools in the Norwich OA

This is an outline of current funded programmes that schools in Norwich can take up, with links to further details and contact details of providers and project managers. Some of the offers are time-limited with a deadline for sign-up, so take a look as soon as you can!

Offers for Primary Schools- here

Offers for Secondary- here

Offers from the Research School- here

Cover Cost form for CPD Programmes- here

If you would like any more information on any of the offers, please fill in this google form and one of the team will get back to you.

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NPQ Provider Information

NPQ scholarship funding has been confirmed for the whole of the 2019/20 financial year (April 2019 to March 2020).

This means that:
Based on previous recruitment numbers, DfE will continue to fund the full offer up to the end of March 2020.
The eligibility criteria remain unchanged, i.e. participants working in a category 5 or 6 area, and those working in MATs or dioceses which cover those areas, will be eligible.

Opportunity Areas will continue to take priority.

Apply directly to a provider of your choice

For information on providers click here

Please see our latest tender opportunities-

Community Communication Champions Evaluation & Consultancy


To support parents, Norwich OA have developed a strategy to support families with home learning.  This has included recruiting a team of Community Communication Champions who each work with a target ward in Norwich: University, Wensum, Mile Cross and Catton Grove.  Champions support neighbourhoods in each of these four wards and make introductions with parents least likely to engage with support and encourage/accompany them to group speech and language sessions in their local area.  Champions also provide resources, run group sessions within target neighbourhoods and link with local resources and support to stimulate language development in early years. We are looking for a provider to complete an evaluation of this innovative work.  The purpose of this evaluation and consultancy support is primarily to determine what difference the home learning interventions have made, and whether children and parents who have been involved in the activities feel and/or derive any benefit from them.

Are you a provider that wants to work with the Norwich Opportunity Area?


The following opportunities are now closed-


We are looking for providers who can work with primary schools to set up and deliver a programme of regular engagement activities for parents and community members.  Activities will engage parents in conversations around aspirations for their children and approaches they can take to talk about the variety of careers options at home.

Support for children who are at risk of exclusion-


We are looking for providers that can offer short term alternative provision to children from infant schools up to secondary schools that are at risk of exclusion, and require a short intervention away from school to help them reintegrate in the long term.  Schools and organisations within and outside the Opportunity Area that can offer suitable provision are welcome to apply.

Support for families of children at risk of exclusion-


We are looking for a provider to advise and support families in approaches to help their child when they find the school environment and expectations challenging; and to help develop more positive relationships between school and home where these have broken down


Application to be included on a preferred list of Providers to deliver World of Work Programmes-