The outgoing NESWA Team is delighted to be able to confirm that we have secured an additional £280K funding from the DfE to support the development of a Sustainability Plan.
Priorities over the coming weeks will include:
- the review of governance and structures, including greater alignment with existing forums and networks, and consideration of sub-regional arrangements;
- re-establishing local arrangements between LAs and HEIs for coordination of student placements;
- transition of LA arrangements for Chairing the partnership from Newcastle to Gateshead; and
- establishing medium term governance and structures from September 19 – March 2022 initially. This will include agreed regional and sub- regional arrangements, communication and engagement, and financial plan.
Please watch this space for further updates about new arrangements.