Our latest offer to primary schools

The following programmes are offered, fully funded, to Primary Schools in the Norwich Opportunity Area.

New Offers in February 2020

The Norwich Opportunity Area will fund a further cohort of NPQs.  If you are an aspiring middle or senior leader or headteacher, and could start a course of study before the end of the current academic year please register your interest here or by emailing Claire.Sparrow@newanglia.co.uk for a registration form

Phonics  Schools that have had Phonics CPD and resources from Ruth Miskin through the TLIF fund saw dramatic improvements in phonics results in 2019 particularly for FSM pupils, bringing their overall performance above the national average.  If you would like to express interest in receiving support for your phonics programme in school in the current academic year email jacqueline.bircham@newanglia.co.uk to express your interest

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.  First day of training is 4th March. NOA will pay cover up to £200 per day as usual.   Contact Emma van Deventer evandeventer@sewellpark.org   

Transition Bridging Project – English and Maths: Any teacher interested in being involved in developing an English or Maths Y6-Y7 transition bridging project for pupils with secondary colleagues, please join us at City Academy Norwich, 3.30pm 25th February to get involved.   

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.  evandeventer@sewellpark.org 

Careers Competition – Vlog Your Future 

A careers competition to share with students aged 9-13 for students to think about their aspirations and win the chance of 1 of 3 opportunities to be a vlogger for the day at NCFC, Immersive Studios or ITV. 


Communication Champion Networks & SLCN TrainingHalf-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).  Contact Ashley.cater@norfolk.gov.uk  for info about meetings and training opportunities  

Existing offers still available:

Primary world of work activities All NOA primary schools can access a programme of funded “world of work” activities and choose from a list of providers.  Choose from 1 hour, half day or full day sessions.  All sessions include input from employer volunteers.  

Form The FutureCamouflaged LearningLearn By DesignOpusACE 

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. 


Apply directly to Benjamin Foundation 


6 week programmes to support children at risk of exclusion.   

NOA will fund a programme for pupils at risk of exclusion that focuses on developing the behaviours and skills to be successful in mainstream education.  Alternative Providers offer 1 day a week for 6 weeks away from school, working closely with pupils and the school to address behaviour challenges before and after the intervention. 

Provider details are on the NOA website and schools are encouraged to visit offsite provision to choose providers 

Contact Jan Cockburn for a referral form.  


Parent transition evenings in Spring 

To support Year 6 parents through the transition process and trial new resources in your school, there is an offer of up to £200 towards the cost of running of an in-house event for parents – March to Easter.   

NOA will also pay cover for staff time up to £200 per day. 

Email e.vandeventer@sewellpark.com 

Inclusion Charter Visit fund 

Would you like to see how other schools, colleges and UTCs with similar contexts in different areas approach inclusion?  NOA School and college colleagues can apply for up to £100 expenses for a one-day visit, and £200 for an over-night visit, as well as cover costs up to £200 per day.  Participants are asked to submit a good practice case study afterwards. 

Contact Jan Cockburn with your proposal and for claim forms.  


 Employability workshops for EAL parents, New Routes 

A 12 week series of workshops for parents which focuses on improving English skills, finding and applying for work, and understanding the funded childcare offer.   

A class for attendees’ children will run at the same time, focused on improving Literacy and Maths, and resilience.  The next set of workshops begins Easter 2020. 

Contact Dee at New Routes: