£1.39m to support children and young people in the City

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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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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Opportunity Area Launches Search for Top Times Tables Talent

AN ONLINE competition to test the Maths ‘metal’ of youngsters across Stoke-on-Trent primary schools has launched this week in celebration of Maths Week England. The City-wide 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 Key Stage 2 […]

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Creative Education Partnership Resources

Creative Education Partnership have shared a number of resources that they created throughout lockdown, alongside an upcoming networking event for teachers and creative practitioners in Stoke-on-Trent. Inspiring Creative Education – Saturday 7th November, 9:30-4:30pm This is a networking opportunity for teachers and creative practitioners working in the Stoke-on-Trent area. It’s suitable for anyone interested in […]

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Stoke Speaks Out Website Launch

Stoke Speaks out have launched their brand new website which we were able to support through our Speech & Language project, ‘Closing the Word Gap’. The website features advice and activities on speech, language and communication for children under five. They also provide resources for both parents, carers and professionals working with young children Find […]

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