Securing Achievement

Implementation Leads in schools, colleges and Early Years

After 4 years of investment in CPD and evidence-based school improvement projects—and the disruption of the pandemic on schools, colleges and settings, educators are keen to now secure expertise and outcomes.

The securing achievement project provides funding for 11 Early Years Settings and  21 schools and colleges to have a dedicated Implementation Lead—senior staff funded for a half day a week to receive training on effective implementation and the support of Evidence Leads in Education through Unity Research School and the Ipswich Associate Research School Evidence Based Network. Training, networking and dedicated time in school to drive forward new and existing approaches are all part of a programme to ensure that previous investment through the IOA is fully embedded and leads to sustainable impacts. Implementation Leads will also be able to bid for grants up to £2000 to get their projects off the ground.

As we move into the fifth and final year of Opportunity Area funding, the heart of the IOA is the people sharing their expertise, and leading and driving change. All funded posts will receive training over the year to cascade learning and sustain impacts. The collective stories of what has worked will be captured and shared in 2021-22 through the Ipswich Associate Research School Network and the Ipswich and Norwich Opportunity Areas Sharing Learning Hub.

For more information about the Securing Achievement project contact Kirstie McLean

Meeting and Training dates for Implementation Leads and Early Years Implementation Leads:

Early Years Implementation Leads Training Dates

Implementation Leads Training Dates


Implementation Lead Network:

Implementation Leads Padlet Document

Implementation Lead Session Recording – 09/09/2021

Implementation Leads Session Recording – 16/09/2021

Implementation Leads Session Recording – 23/09/2021

Early Years Implementation Leads Network:

EYIL Padlet Document

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