Norwich and Ipswich Sharing Learning Week 28th June — 2nd July 2021

Colleagues from Norwich and Ipswich will share learning from some of our key projects in bitesize webinars across the week. Details coming soon…

Norwich and Ipswich Sharing Learning Hub

The Norwich and Ipswich Opportunity Area teams have been developing an online space to capture the Big Ideas of the last four years in both OAs, with case studies and examples to showcase the learning of schools, colleges, settings and partner organisations. This hub will be a valuable resource for networks and practitioners, as well as useful learning for colleagues across Norfolk and Suffolk who are keen to understand how many of the OA initiatives have been implemented, and their impact.  The hub will go fully live in Autumn, however we are keen to start capturing some of the stories and journeys now, and will showcase some of the key learning and introduce the hub as a platform in “Sharing Learning Week” : 28th June — 2nd July.

Colleagues from Norwich and Ipswich will share learning from some of our key projects in bitesize webinars across the week. Look out for the schedule in inboxes soon, with a taster below.

Secondary School & College Virtual Open Evenings 2020-

2020 Greater Norwich Opportunities Fair

Our 2020 Greater Norwich Opportunities Fair is on Instagram this year. Follow us over on our careers page @noa_careers_ on 7th October 2020 at 3pm.

Join us LIVE to have the opportunity to talk to the providers, ask questions and get the most up to date information on post 16 options.

NOA: Funding The Future Conference: 10th March 2020, 2.30-5.30pm, The Space

Norwich Opportunity Area warmly invite you to attend our free conference on all things funding to ensure the legacy of your work now, and into the future. Simple, hands on sessions walk you through the ways and means to successfully gain funding for new and continuing projects and will help you make it part of the way your school does business. Can you afford not to?

Who should attend? Successful bids are a team effort – strategic fit, bid writing and admin skills, and the practitioner’s view on implementation

School leaders – Find out about local priorities that could attract funding, be a basis for collaborative bids and align with your school’s improvement plan

Business/finance managers and staff – Get tips on bid writing, see exemplars of successful applications and plan resourcing for successful implementation, evaluation and reporting

Practitioners eg Communication Champions/ Inclusion Champions/ SENCOs –  consider how best to choose the interventions that will fit your school and curriculum, and hear about the challenges of implementation

Places can be booked on Eventbrite here- Or email Claire Sparrow: For any questions please contact Emma Van Deventer

Communication Champions Conference 2020

Join us at our fully funded, full day event focusing on the development of children’s early speech, language and communication skills. Registration details to follow shortly.

Transition: A Fresh Approach in the Norwich Opportunity Area

We have an ambitious plan to coordinate a city-wide transition in 2020, with a significant investment of NOA funding to support schools to collaborate and determine “what works” in terms of excellent transition.

To book:

Norwich Opportunity Area Inclusion Charter Conference. “An inclusive culture”

Monday 19th November 2018. 15:00-18:00

This is an event for schools and partners involved in the Norwich Opportunity Area. It will feature a keynote presentation from Deborah Page, Principal Educational Psychologist / Head of Service from Derbyshire council on findings of their research into the impact of school culture on exclusion. There will also be workshops from a range of providers of whole school approaches to inclusion, which could be funded through the Inclusion Charter programme.

For more information or venue details please contact or book your place on Eventbrite-