Twinning – sharing best practice in school improvement

Opportunity Areas (OA) are ‘Twinning’ with non-OA areas to share best practice and implement initiatives that have proven to work. Braford Opportunity Area has ‘Twinned’ with Knowsley Local Authority to deliver its school to school support programme, which alongside other OA funded school improvement activity has delivered notable successes, with 36 schools of the 62 […]

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TEACHER WELLBEING COVID SUPPORT SERVICE LAUNCHES IN BRADFORD

Bradford Opportunity Area has funded a free and anonymous support service set up specifically for teachers and school staff The service aims to provide practical and emotional support for school professionals operating in challenging times A newly launched Wellbeing Support Service for teachers, funded by the Bradford Opportunity Area, has been rolled out across schools […]

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Burley and Woodhead English Hub

The English Hub is setting up an Open University/UK Literacy Association Teacher Reading Group, which will provide 6 free CPD sessions on reading for pleasure, delivered by their specialists. Please see the attached leaflet for more information on the course and how to register your interest.

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Opportunities for governance leadership development

We are seeking your support in promoting the governance leadership and clerking development programmes currently available to boards and clerks across the country.   As you all know, effective governing boards are key to securing the improvements and efficiencies we need schools across the system to achieve over the coming years. This means a focus […]

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West Yorkshire Combined Authority – Raising Aspirations Pilot for Schools and Colleges

Background The Raising Aspirations Pilot will provide support for secondary schools and colleges to address the needs of disadvantaged pupils and will fund projects which seek to raise their aspirations. From early April, colleges, secondary schools or a consortium of secondary schools will be able to apply for grants ranging from £7,000 to £50,000. Projects […]

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