Academic Year 2021/22

We are currently in the process of finalising the detail of Year Five projects in Partnership with the Derby OA Partnership Board, sub-groups, and delivery partners.

However, the Partnership Board have agreed to fund the following projects in academic year 2021/22 (more detail to follow):

Primary School Improvement –

School Improvement support at primary: Phonics, Reading (KS2) and Writing (KS2), Maths (KS2)

KS4 English and Maths

Leadership and Implementation Support –

Tailored Research School programmes which aim to support leaders in developing an evidence-informed, strategic whole school approach, tailored to the needs of Derby’s schools.


Streamlining a number of previously funded programmes (SEND, Emotionally Healthy Schools, Targeted Student Support, Family Engagement, and Exclusions), taking forward key successful elements in order to build on the successes so far and support the post-COVID recovery for schools, especially for the most vulnerable.

Our Future Derby

A project to support primary students to see the links between the subjects they study and the world of work, and break down career stereotypes. Year Five will see ‘Our Future…’ expand across the D2N2 LEP region.

Careers and Skills

Strengthening collaboration across the D2N2 LEP area to share lessons learned/experience and explore options for collaboration in careers related learning.