The Fenland and East Cambridgeshire Opportunity Area (OA) was launched by the government in January 2017 as one of 12 OAs across England. The aim is to raise education standards locally, providing every child and young person in Fenland and East Cambridgeshire with the chance to reach their full potential. The Department for Education is funding over £7million of activity and support for the area through this programme.
In collaboration with local partners across early years, schools, and further and higher education settings throughout Fenland and East Cambridgeshire we have identified four specific priorities for the OA:
- Priority 1: Accelerate the progress of disadvantaged children and young people in the acquisition and development of communication, language and reading.
- Priority 2: Strengthen the effectiveness of support for children and young people with mental health concerns and those with Special Educational Needs.
- Priority 3: Raise aspiration and increase access for young people to a wide range of career choices and post-16 routes.
- Priority 4: Recruit, develop and retain the best leaders and teachers in Fenland and East Cambridgeshire.
We are working with local stakeholders to run a number of initiatives and projects, focused on these priorities, that aim to make a real difference to local children and young people’s lives.
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