Partnership Development within the Education, Participation, Infrastructure and Partnership Service

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To provide strategic leadership across the education system that engages all key stakeholders and supports a better education landscape for Norfolk


Partnership Development within the Education, Participation, Infrastructure and Partnership Service aims to:
 

Take an area perspective on the quality and structure of the education landscape in Norfolk to ensure education providers are secure and able to deliver high quality learner outcomes in a sustainable way.

Engage with a range of stakeholders, internal and external, to deliver the fundamental changes that are needed to ensure all children have a good or better place of education.

Support initiatives that contribute to high quality and sustainable leadership (governance, head teachers, senior and middle leaders) including the facilitation of the sharing of best practice opportunities with partners in this country and beyond (International links)

Oversee the local authority’s statutory duties in relation to sufficiency delivery, place planning and school re-organisation, admissions, fair access and transport.

Benefits

Below you will find information about the support that is available from the Partnership Development Team, as well as information about ongoing and up and coming opportunities for schools. Most training and opportunities are currently offered free of charge.

Leadership and Governance :
  • Training and support for governors/Headteachers
  • New Headteacher Induction
  • Termly Education Leadership Updates with members of the Children’s Services Leadership Team and Educate Norfolk
  • ISOS – implementing the leadership strategy – excellent education leadership in Norfolk 2020
  • Encouraging and supporting new TSA and SSIF applications
  • Ambition School Partnerships (previously Teaching Leaders and Future Leaders)
  • Headteacher Resilience conference – Autumn 2018
  • Governance network in collaboration with VNET and Educator Solutions – Spring/Summer 2018
  • Working in partnership with VNET to develop ‘Peer Challenge Partners’ and to evaluate the effectiveness of this initiative – Summer 2018
  • Inclusion network in collaboration with VNET and Educator Solutions – Spring/Summer 2018
  • Supporting leaders in small schools to attend a conference delivered by an outstanding leader in education – Summer 2018
  • Small Schools Review
  • Working with schools/others to identify structural solutions

International Education
  • Science, Art and Writing (SAW) Lunchbox project in collaboration with the John Innes Centre
  • Norway 6th form student exchange programme
  • Erasmus bid for a three year programme of study in collaboration with Early Years team and Early Help - Berlin/Denmark/Norfolk
  • International conference in partnership with the UEA, John Innes Centre, Schools, Colleges and International partners
  • Working in partnership with VNET to develop a transition project between KS2 and Secondary – Sweden

Transport Strategy
  • Oversee and manage the transport appeals process. Hold appeals and make decision on behalf of Children’s Services in collaboration with others including Passenger Transport
  • Oversee the LA’s Statutory functions with relation to Admissions and Fair Access
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