You can read our report on the first three years of Ipswich Opportunity Area here:
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.
In 2020-21 we are developing our strategy to share the learning from investment in a broad range of programmes for schools, colleges and early years providers.
Read about some of our projects that address our 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
Our Sharing Learning team can support schools to make best use of the learning that has come out of the Opportunity Area – details are here.
Ipswich Opportunity Area Delivery Plan
Download the full plan at gov.uk (PDF).