Extending the Opportunity Area programme

Oldham opportunity area (OA) was launched in 2017 by the government as one of 12 OAs to raise education standards. The OA brings together national and local government, education leaders, teachers, voluntary organisations and employers. At the time the OA launched, Oldham ranked 294th out of 324 districts in the social mobility index. It wasContinue reading “Extending the Opportunity Area programme”

Meeting the people making lasting change in Oldham

Since 2016, Oldham has received additional Government funding as an ‘opportunity area’, to help improve the life chances of its children, young people and their families. Activity is happening all over Oldham, so when the Opportunity Area (OA) Partnership Board met recently, we were delighted to meet some of the people who have benefited fromContinue reading “Meeting the people making lasting change in Oldham”