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.

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Norwich students help shape future of education

Norwich student’s feedback their recommendations about improving education in Norwich learning from a trip to Southend-on-Sea

35 Norwich pupils from Year 7 to 12 took part in a trip to Southend-on-Sea to investigate the seaside town’s rapid rise in social mobility since 2016.

The kind of changes they want to see include more robust and consistently applied behaviour policies, building on the mutual respect between teachers and pupils and creating a shared responsibility for learning to help them make the most of every opportunity.

Norwich Opportunity Area (OA) Youth Board and local pupils reported back their findings to head teachers, the Norwich Opportunity Area (OA) Partnership Board, and representatives from the Department for Education on April 26th.

Community Innovation Fund … Round 2!

We have four very exciting new projects in the pipeline but space for a few more!

We have re-opened the Community Innovation Fund for a second round looking for providers to deliver a CITYWIDE project and some LOCALITY projects. The deadline for both is 4pm Friday 7th June 2019. Find out more information here.

If you have any queries about the application form or would appreciate feedback about your project ideas we are holding an informal funding drop in session on Thursday 23rd May, 3-5pm at Marzanos (The Forum, Norwich) – come and say hello!

This fund looks for approaches that can encourage children and their families to have conversations about different types of jobs and think together about their skills, interests and future goals. Our intention is that more conversations take place and at an earlier age, with a focus on primary aged children and pupils in the early years of secondary school.

Please see our latest tender opportunities-

Community Communication Champions Evaluation & Consultancy

https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/e01592b9-607a-44ec-9536-b845ed80bb27

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.