Careers Leaders Training

Develop your skills and knowledge as a Careers Leader with high quality training in the East of England. Delivered in partnership between Suffolk and Norfolk County Councils, who have been specialising in Careers Training for over 20 years. This training programme is funded by the Careers & Enterprise Company.

Courses, which are suitable for Mainstream secondary, special schools, Pupil Referral Units/Short Stay Schools, 6th Form and Further Education colleges, are taking place across Norfolk and Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in 2018-2020.

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SEND conference 2020

Following the huge success of our previous SEND conference in June 2019, another is in the pipeline for April 2020, with a focus on mental health and resilience. If you are interested in finding out more, or registering an interest as the event takes shape, please contact our early years lead:

September Showcase

We recently held our very successful September Showcase event. For more details of the projects, and information from the day, please follow the link to the handout from the day.

September Showcase Invitation

We would like to warmly invite you to our September Showcase on

Wednesday 25 September at Wherstead Park 2.00–6.00pm

At this event colleagues across the education sector will be demonstrating

the impact that the Opportunity Area has had for them and sharing

their experience to enable you to embed similar practice at your own

establishment. Come along and find out how your nursery, school or

college can benefit from the Opportunity Area project experience.

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Champions for Children

Last week, the IOA in partnership with the National Literacy Trust held a special event at the IP-City Centre in Ipswich to celebrate the 116 early years practitioners who took part in our Champions for Children project this year to boost the language, social and emotional development of children under five in the town. Read more here:

Child Development Champions