Our latest offer to primary and secondary schools in Norwich Opportunity Area.

The offers in a nutshell document for September 2020 provides a summary of funded offers for 2020/21 for schools in the Norwich Opportunity Area.

In addition, the below existing offers are still available

Transition Bridging Project – English and Maths: Any teacher interested in being involved in continuing to develop English or Maths Y6-Y7 transition bridging project for pupils. Or keen to help evaluate the work so far. If you are in the process of developing new curricula and would like to work collaboratively with secondary subject staff to link KS2 and KS3 learning across a range of subject areas, please contact Emma van Deventer.  e.vandeventer@sewellpark.org 

Resilience training: CPD and whole school approach to improving resilience for your students and their families.  Run by YoungMinds this  programme includes a two day training session for two staff members per school – one of whom needs to be SLT.  Contact Emma van Deventer e.vandeventer@sewellpark.org   

Communication Champion Networks & SLCN Training

Half-termly network meetings are led by our four Communication Champion Hubs – Lakenham Primary, Mile Cross & Catton Grove, Lionwood & Peapods Nursery.  Join a meeting to share best practice approaches to improve SLCN and to access additional training from a Communication Champion or external courses (Word-Aware, Sign-a-long, Talk Boost & Eklan). 

For free online communication training created for NOA but The Communication Trust, for teachers and support staff, contact your local CC, Hub School or Ashley.

Our new 0-2 years Hub, run by Chestnut Nursery and Little Squirrels Play Forest, will be launching in Sept 2020.

Contact Ashley.cater@norfolk.gov.uk  for info about meetings and training opportunities.

Parent support programmes for parents of children at risk of exclusion   

The Benjamin Foundation are offering families a bespoke “Pathway to Inclusion” plan, co-created with them, the schools and their family support worker.  Intervention plans will typically involve parent coaching, home visits, communication between visits, multi-agency meetings and signposting to other support agencies and networks for specialist support. 

Parents can also attend a 6 week “Nurtured Heart Approach” parenting programme. 


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