Sharing Learning: Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form & Stoke College’s Emotional Wellbeing Service features in DfE Insight Guide

We are absolutely delighted to share with you the DfE’s latest Opportunity Areas Insight Guide, with the theme of Health and Education. This is the third in a thematic series of national publications showcasing projects from across the Opportunity Area programme. The Health and Education Insight Guide features our very own Emotional Wellbeing Service project […]

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National award for Stoke mental health project

National recognition for Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form to improve mental health A mental health and wellbeing project to support sixth form and college students in Stoke-on-Trent has been recognised with a national award. Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College and Stoke-on-Trent College identified a gap in early intervention support for students and created an Emotional Wellbeing Service with […]

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A Fifth Year Of Dfe Funding For Stoke-On-Trent Opportunity Area

Stoke-on-Trent Opportunity Area has been awarded a further £1.39m to help children and young people’s learning and development in the wake of the pandemic. The funding boost, announced today by the Department for Education, is part of 18m funding to extend the work of the Opportunity Area for a fifth consecutive year and will focus […]

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Potterbot (or not) – in celebration of science

Pupils tasked with making a Potterbot (or not) in celebration of science Schoolchildren across Stoke-on-Trent are being tasked with the design and construction of an innovative machine as part of British Science Week. The initiative, which involves the distribution of 2,000 Potterbot kits to 70 schools across the City, is being coordinated by Science Across […]

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City Football clubs to mentor pupils hit hardest by pandemic

Young people hit hardest by the pandemic are being offered mental health and wellbeing support by Stoke City FC, Port Vale FC and Staffordshire University to help them stay engaged in education so they can catch up on lost learning and raise their aspirations. Through the Government’s Opportunity Areas programme, Stoke City, Port Vale and […]

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National Tutoring Programme contingency plans

The National Tutoring Programme makes high-quality tutoring available to schools to help disadvantaged pupils through two pillars: Tuition Partners, delivered through the Education Endowment Foundation; and Academic Mentors, by Teach First. The attached one-pager update on the programme outlines: NTP Partners Contingency plans for January 2021 NTP Academic Mentors

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Reflecting on 600 Pupil Premium Reviews

On the 18th of January Marc Rowland delivered a conference, Reflecting on 600 Pupil Premium Reviews. You can find slides from the presentation here. A link to watch the conference can be found here. Visit the BTSA website and download tips and resources aimed at teachers and practitioners here.

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City primaries recognised for raising pupils’ aspirations

Primary schools across Stoke-on-Trent have been recognised for their work in raising the career aspirations of their pupils. All schools got to take part in the Opportunity Area funded ‘Employers into Primaries’ project launched in 2019 which also gave them the opportunity to put in a submission for a Quality Award. Many schools took advantage […]

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100,608 correct answers in online maths competition

Maths champions from across the City are celebrating ‘rockstar’ status after clocking up a phenomenal number of correct answers following a week of quizzing on their times tables. The Top of the Rocks initiative is run by the Maths Excellence Partnership and funded by Stoke-on-Trent Opportunity Area to drive up engagement and raise standards in […]

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Secondary NQT/ RQT Support as a result of COVID-19

North Mids MathsHUBS are putting on a Work Group aiming to support NQTs and RQTs who have had insufficient experience in classroom practice due to COVID-19 lockdown and will require support to develop in to a confident classroom practitioner. Find our most about their offer here: Register here.

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