This year, we are continuing to target bespoke evidence-led support for 13 schools in greatest need in the area. This sits alongside a ‘universal offer’ which will respond flexibly to the needs of all Opportunity Area schools. We have designed the universal offer in response to feedback from system leaders, headteachers and guidance from the Education Endowment Foundation on the priorities for Covid-19 recovery.
As part of the first phase of the universal offer, schools are invited to access bespoke school support through a call/session with an experienced school leader or National Leader of Education (NLE). This time can be utilised however you see fit, in any way that supports your school improvement needs. For example, the session can be used to:
- provide a sounding board for your ideas
- navigate the vast range of available Department for Education offers
- share your thoughts on the OA support that would be most appropriate for your school moving forward.