The IOA Workforce Development Fund

Ipswich schools and colleges were supported by the Teacher Development Trust to conduct an audit of CPD need across the whole establishment, creating an action plan to determine funding needed to implement their CPD Plans over two academic years.

This £1.2m fund has enabled schools and colleges to spend between £10,000 and £50,000 each to invest in additional staff development above their planned CPD programmes. School leaders tell us this is one of the most vital IOA programmes.

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“The IOA programme has had a huge impact here. It has allowed many staff and students to access training and resources that would otherwise have been out of reach within the normal school budget. It has also been the catalyst for a large amount of very collaborative
work with colleagues from other academies.”
Andy Smith, Westbourne Academy