Need to get in touch about the Norwich Opportunity Area?

Members of the programme team will be happy to help, or for more general enquiries you can fill in our enquiry form.



Jacqueline Bircham, Programme Director. Jacqueline manages activity across the 3 themes in the Norwich OA and the Youth Board., 01603 510074




Claire Sparrow, Programme Coordinator. Claire provides administrative support at meetings, coordinates events and manages communication. For any information or general enquiries about Norwich OA:,  01603 510074




Chris Smith, DfE Area Lead.  Chris manages governance, and oversees and monitors activity in the Opportunity Area, ensuring that it is aligned with other strands of DfE work.



Katie White


Katie White, Programme Manager. Katie leads on work in our Collaboration theme, as well as overseeing the planning and monitoring of all our programmes., 07384 117147




Jan Cockburn, Norwich Inclusion Charter Project Manager for enquiries relating to our work to reduce the level of exclusions in Norwich:, 01603 307768


Julian Bamford, Programme Support Officer for enquiries relating to existing funding agreements, invoicing and payments:, 01603 222871



Ryan Bedwell-Woods, Youth Board Representative: