Ipswich was designated as an Opportunity Area in 2017, and a delivery plan published in February 2018. In that time schools, colleges and early years providers have worked in partnership with businesses, the voluntary sector, local authority and other organisations to achieve their vision for young people in Ipswich to fulfil their potential and access the opportunities available to them, regardless of their background.
The first three years set out to address four key priorities:
- Priority 1 Skills to Learn Ensuring all children in Ipswich are prepared to learn for life by developing key behaviours such as resilience and self-regulation
- Priority 2 A World Class Teaching Destination Strengthening the teaching profession in Ipswich by providing world-class support and development
- Priority 3 Improving attainment for disadvantaged pupils by embedding evidence-based practice in the teaching of English and maths
- Priority 4 Inspiring Careers for Life Inspiring and equipping young people with the skills and guidance they need to pursue an ambitious career pathway
Ipswich Opportunity Area Delivery Plan
Download the full plan at gov.uk (PDF).