In 2020 existing opportunity areas were asked to share learning alongside investment in a new area as a part of a new “twinning” programme. Felixstowe schools agreed to twin with the Ipswich Opportunity Area, and in 2021 took part in the SWERL programme.
In 2021-22 Headteachers in Felixstowe will continue to work collaboratively to consider how they can collectively use OA investment in their schools to improve outcomes for children and young people in the town. Felixstowe schools are participating in the IOA Supporting Engagement and Securing Achievement projects, developing bespoke CPD packages and working collaboratively on approaches to improve transition and aspiration.
Tendring has been identified as a twinning partner in 2021-22, and are working on a programme for local schools and early years settings, drawing on successful projects from the Ipswich and Norwich Opportunity Areas.