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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Born in Bradford want to hear your views!

Born in Bradford is embarking on an exciting new project called ‘ActEARLY’. This will bring together different groups of people including researchers, policy makers and people living and working in communities from Bradford. We will be developing new and exciting projects to improve the health and happiness of families living in Bradford. The vision is […]

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Opportunity Area Governor Conference

Volunteer to be a School Governor Attention – All School Leaders, Governors and Employers This is a unique FREE opportunity to hear how you and your staff can play an essential role in shaping the futures of young people and how new and existing skills can benefit companies and schools. Speakers from a range of […]

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Bradford Opportunity Area – funding for literacy

As part of Priority 1 in our delivery plan (strengthening school leadership and the quality of teaching), the Opportunity Area invested in support for primary literacy in 31 Bradford schools. Methodology Schools were prioritised using a data-driven methodology. Each school was given a score in 8 equally weighted literacy metrics, which were: Proportion of students […]

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Essential Life Skills applications closed

The deadline for schools to submit applications for Essential Life Skills funding has now passed. No further applications will be accepted. Funding for activities has been delivered to all 206 schools and colleges in Bradford Opportunity Area. We thank schools for all their hard work in developing proposals, making applications and delivering activities for their […]

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Primary School Networking Event

As part of the Opportunity Area’s Primary Careers programme, in collaboration with Bradford Pathways, the first of four networking events between primary headteachers/teachers and employers will be held on the 29th March 2019 at Bradford City Football Club. The events are designed and developed in collaboration with primary school headteachers in order to support them build relationships with employers, […]

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Essential Life Skills monitoring returns

Every school in the Opportunity Area has received funding to deliver Essential Life Skills activities to their pupils. Each term, in order to evaluate impact, we ask as part of each schools’ grant agreement that you return the following monitoring return to OpportunityAreas.BRADFORD@education.gov.uk. A blank monitoring return can be found here.  

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