17 November 2017

Access Academy Training: Building Effective Partnerships with Schools and Supporting School Attainment


“…..the evidence is clear: it is the attainment of pupils at school that is the over-riding factor in predicting access to university.” – Theresa May, “Britain, The Great Meritocracy: The Prime Minister’s Speech” (9 September 2016)

The attainment of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds at Key Stage 4 has been highlighted by the Prime Minister as the main reason why these pupils are unable to progress into higher education. She has already stated that she wishes to see this becoming an increasingly important area for higher education to focus upon and institutions must develop a greater range of activities that can help achieve this aim.

“The government will reform university fair access requirements and say that universities should actively strengthen state school attainment” – Theresa May, “Britain, The Great Meritocracy: The Prime Minister’s Speech” (9 September 2016)

NEON is hosting a one day Access Academy Training session focusing on how to work successfully with schools in order to support school attainment.

The session will consider the challenges and opportunities of engaging with schools to support increased attainment amongst disadvantaged pupils.  During the day delegates will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the strategic priorities for schools and understand how widening access can support these aims.
  • Review the current curriculum to look for opportunities for higher education to engage with and support school attainment.
  • Discuss ways forward and develop their own action plan to implement back in their own institutions.
  • Hear from Sixth Forms about how you can best support raising school attainment

NEON’s Access Academy Training sessions are designed to be applicable to practitioners, academics and researchers from HEIs, FECs, NCOPs and third sector organisations.

Spaces at this event are strictly limited so early booking is advised.

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