How widening access work can support school attainment

Access Academy Training

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    9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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.

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.

Dr Lauren Bellaera, Research and Impact Director, The Brilliant Club

Membership organisation rate: £169 – 35% discount for members
Non-member organisation rate: £259
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Date: Tuesday 31 March
Time: 9.30am registration, 10am start until 4pm
Location: Birmingham, 2 minute walk from New Street Station