Funding for linking with Schools outside of the Ipswich Opportunity Area

17 December 2018

Ipswich Opportunity Area will fund senior leaders and teachers to visit schools and colleges that perform highly in terms of the attainment of disadvantaged pupils with the aim of stimulating long-running and mutually beneficial partnerships.  They will expect your application to include at least two other schools or colleges from your area joining your planned visit.  Costs for a maximum of three members of staff per school or college will be covered.  They will also accept subsequent applications from schools accessing this fund to follow up with a reciprocal visit from their visited school. 

To identify high performing schools with similar characteristics for visits you may find the Families of Schools Database helpful.  This is a free EEF tool through which schools can identify other schools across England with similar pupil characteristics, based on the prior attainment of pupils, the percentage of pupils eligible for pupil premium, and the proportion of pupils with English as an additional language.

To apply for funding for visits please read the note below and
complete the application form FL01.  You can request the form from vanessa.bally.ipswich@researchschool.org.uk  

After your visit, you will be required to complete an evaluation form and logic model template before funding will be released.  Payments will be made by BACS or your normal method from Suffolk County Council.

Guidance for Applicants.

You will complete three forms in total (which can be requested from vanessa.bally.ipswich@researchschool.org.uk) 

Application form FL01

Post Visit Evaluation Logic Model template FLPVE01

Expenses form IOAF6

To apply for funding for visits please complete the Ipswich Opportunity Area Facilitating Links form IOA/FL01, listing the names and positions of all staff included on the visit.  A maximum of three staff from each school/college will be accepted.  Your application must include at least two other schools or colleges accompanying you on the visit being funded.

Please note the problems/identified objectives you outline in your application form will be transferred to your Post Evaluation Visit Form FLPVE01 to be referenced directly in your outcomes and findings.

After your visit, you will be required to complete the Post Visit Evaluation form before funding will be released.  Payments will be made by BACS or your normal method from Suffolk County Council.

Timescale for applications.  This is a rolling programme.  Applications should be submitted no less than 3 weeks before the proposed visit date.  Evaluation forms must be submitted with 28 days of the agreed visit date.  Funds will be released against expense claims within 28 days.

Please reference the IOA F6 Expenses form for claimable costs.

Please be aware costs will only be reimbursed against receipts and evidence of payments such as screen shots or photocopies.  We will accept a 10% variance from your projected application budget.

Travel costs.  Mileage or public transport tickets will be reimbursed.

Accommodation/food and drink.  Reasonable accommodation costs will be reimbursed.  Food costs will be reimbursed up to £20 per full day. 

Staff Cover.  The fund will include the cost of staff cover at a rate of £250 for a head teacher per day and £200 for all other staff perday.  The staff cover duration can include travel time for staff on visits during working days.

Completed formsshould be sent to: Katrina Gardiner, Programme Manager, External Relations, University Of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich. Email: K.Gardiner@UOS.AC.UK

Posted on 17 December 2018
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