NOA Champions

Some of the local leaders we have worked most closely with over the past 5 years have now signed up to be NOA Champions.  They have offered to speak at network meetings, host school visits, run a session about their area of expertise, or to coach other schools/ settings and share their experiences and advice.  Champions can access additional training to further their knowledge, attend conferences or learning trips and request cover costs.

We would love to hear from anyone who is keen to share their experience as part of any NOA project. NorwichOpportunityArea@norfolk.gov.uk

The NOA Champions are:

Andrew Innes, Assistant Head, City of Norwich School.

Andy has been involved with the Norwich Opportunity Area since 2019, as a NOA School Lead he has been a key part of our attainment and transition work.

Areas of expertise: Attainment | Transition | Parental engagement | Use of Pupil Premium

Carol Vincent, Nursery Manager, Angel Road Infant and Nursery.

Carol is a Communication Champion and is a member of the North Norwich Communication Hub.

Areas of expertise: Early Years | Communication Champion | Signalong Leader

Cecilia Basnett is the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Lead at Bignold Primary School

Cecilia is a trained Communication Champion and an Inclusion Champion for EYFS.

Areas of Expertise: Early Years | Communication Champion | Inclusion Champion

Eileen Maceachern, SENCO, Mile Cross Primary School.

Eileen has been involved with the Norwich Opportunity Area since 2018 and has been a key part of our early years work. She is a Communication Champion, Inclusion Champion and runs the North Norwich Communication Hub.

Areas of expertise: Primary phase | Communication Champions | Inclusion particularly Young Carers and Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA)

Ella Quinn, Deputy and SENCO, St Clements Academy.

Ella is a member of our Priority 1 Legacy team, a Communication Champion, Inclusion Champion and was lead for our early years transition workshops.

Areas of expertise: Primary phase | Early Years | Communication Champion | Inclusion Champion

Hannah Boag, Assistant Head, City Academy Norwich.

Hannah has been involved with the Norwich Opportunity Area since 2019 and was one of our original School Leads. She has been heavily involved in our transition work and was a lead for the Y6-7 English Curriculum Bridging project.

Areas of expertise: Secondary phase | Transition | Literacy

Katie Reddington, Careers Facilitator, Jane Austen College and Hewett Academy.

Katie has been a NOA Careers Facilitator since 2019 and now works across both Jane Austen College and Hewett Academy.

Areas of expertise: Secondary phase | Careers |

Katrina Temple is the Assistant Headteacher for Personal Development at City Academy Norwich

Katrina is an experienced Careers Facilitator and leader.

Areas of Expertise: Careers Facilitation | Careers Leadership

Kevin Ward, Vice Principal, Open Academy.

Kevin is the chair of our Transition Legacy Team and has been a key part of the transition work within schools.

Areas of expertise: Secondary phase | Curriculum | Transition | Physics teaching.

Dr Trudy Coleman, Research and Development Lead, Progress Leader Y11 and Leader of IT Department, City Academy Norwich

Trudy has been involved with the Norwich Opportunity Area as part of an Evidence Based Practice Fund project. She has been teaching Computer Science and IT since 2006 and has worked in three local schools where her roles included: KS3 Coordinator; subject leader; progress leader; and raising standards leader. Trudy completed an MA in Education in 2010 and an EdD in 2016.

Areas of expertise: Secondary phase | Writing bids and proposals | Educational research with a particular focus on digital technology.

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