Supporting Engagement

23 Learning Behaviour Leads are funded in IOA and Felixstowe schools and colleges in 2021-22 to work with the 15-30 children and young people in their school most in need of support to engage with learning.  Using the EEF “Learning Behaviours” framework “LBLs” will create a supporting engagement action plan which will unlock an inclusion grant of up to £5000, providing funding to work with community partners to address the key challenges to engagement that these young people face.

The IOA will continue to fund the rapidly growing Suffolk TA Network, which will be a key player in supporting the development of Learning Behaviour Leads alongside Unity Research School and the Ipswich Research School Network.

Additional support for children’s learning will come from the newly established IOA Wellbeing & Resilience Network, with 6 hubs focusing on key pillars of mental health, wellbeing and resilience support.

Tell Your Story Grants will provide funding for schools to work with arts and cultural partners to develop children’s oracy and emotional literacy; while University of Suffolk undergraduate mentors will provide peer-mentoring, maths and literacy support to children coming up to key transition points.

We continue to support transition throughout the system – with the Strong School Start programme in the Early Years, between primary and high school, and into working life through the Enterprise Adviser Network and Careers Hub.

For more information on the Supporting Engagement project contact Katrina Gardiner k.gardiner@uos.ac.uk.