PORT VALE FOUNDATION: SUCCESSFUL FOOTBALL MENTORING PROJECT NOW IN SECOND YEAR

Stoke-on-Trent Opportunity Area has funded a second year of the successful football mentoring project at the Port Vale Foundation, working with local secondary schools to offer support to pupils. Watch this amazing video to find out more about the project and meet Callum, who after having been through the mentoring programme himself, is now a […]

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Half-time reflections at the scfc community trust

At the half-way mark of the academic year, SCFC Community Trust took some time to reflect on the successful football mentoring project ‘RISE’ with two participating schools – Haywood Academy and St Margaret Ward. The project, which is funded by Stoke-on-Trent Opportunity Area, helps secondary pupils to re-engage with their learning. Click on the link […]

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A Case Study – St Thomas More Catholic Academy

We are delighted to be able to share with you a video case study which shows staff and students at St Thomas More Catholic Academy giving their views on the Opportunity Area-funded projects their school has been involved in. Thank you to all who took part in filming.

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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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