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Opportunity areas inquiry


The Education Committee is looking into the Government's Opportunity Areas programme which was announced in October 2016 by the Department for Education. The short inquiry will explore how key projects or areas of work are assisting disadvantage children and young people and how outcomes and impact are being measured and evaluated.

Reports, special reports and government responses

No reports or special reports published.

Oral evidence transcripts

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14 May 2019
Inquiry Opportunity areas inquiry
Witnesses Nadhim Zahawi MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, Department for Education, Sue Baldwin, Regional Schools Commissioner for the East of England and North East London, Hannah Streatfeild, Deputy Director, Opportunity Areas
Oral Evidence
1 May 2019
Inquiry Opportunity areas inquiry
Witnesses Lauren Barnett, member, Norwich Opportunity Area Youth Board, Simon Carnall, member, Derby Opportunity Area Partnership Board, Graham Cowley, Chair, Blackpool Opportunity Area Partnership Board, Clare Hutchinson, member, Oldham and Bradford Opportunity Areas Partnership Boards, Duncan Jacques, member, Bradford Opportunity Area Partnership Board, Dr Fiona McMillan, Chair, West Somerset Opportunity Area Partnership Board, Chris Starkie, member, Norwich and Ipswich Opportunity Areas Partnership Boards, Nicola Swaney, member, Derby Opportunity Area Partnership Board
Oral Evidence
NFER (OPA0019)
York Consulting (OPA0020)
NCS (OPA0018)

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  • Address: Education Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA