Inclusion: strong leadership, great teaching & reduced exclusion

Our aim is to keep pupils in mainstream education wherever possible.

In Norwich rates of permanent and fixed term exclusion are too high, and the Opportunity Area has set a target to reduce the 2017 figure by two thirds by 2020.

The approach we are taking to meet this target is to create the Norwich Inclusion Charter – a network of schools that commit to a set of principle and receive funded support to meet them.

You can read through our Charter here:

NOA Inclusion Charter INFO for schools

We are also working with schools and colleges to improve school outcomes for disadvantaged young people in a number of ways:

  • Helping schools develop their evidence-based practice in collaboration with the Norwich Research School.  Primary schools can sign up to the Enhanced Research Lead Network, while secondary schools can receive grants for their own Research Champions.  We have also given over £600,000 in grants to schools to run their own research projects.  A list of the projects currently funded can be found here: Norwich Evidence Based Practice Fund list of approved bids
  • Our Secondary Schools are collaborating to deliver English and Maths “master classes” to Year 11s in February half term and Easter to disadvantaged young people across the city
  • Grants of up to £6,000 are offered to schools to focus on supporting disadvantaged children at Key Stage 2
  • Our further education colleges across the eastern region are collaborating to develop programmes for teachers and middle leaders