Access Academy Training: Supporting school attainment

Access Academy Training

  • Date


  • Location/Venue

      Central London

  • Time

      9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Access Academy Training: Supporting School Attainment
Central London
Tuesday, 15 November 2016
9.30 – 16.00

“The government will reform university fair access requirements and say that universities should actively strengthen state 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)

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 widening access practitioners about the current work they do in order to support school attainment.

This session will be facilitated by Jan Parnell, Education Consultant and former Deputy Headteacher (Phoenix High School, London – Sixth Form Centre). Jan has nearly 30 years of experience in schools and their development.