Higher Education and Schools Partnerships Day: Ensuring access in a new funding landscape #heschools
04 Jul 2012
Broadcast from Central London

Headline Speakers

4th Annual conference

Individual HE and school partnership programmes have replaced the national structure and standards of Aimhigher, and collaboration between Higher Education Institutions and schools is entering a new era.

In accordance with their 2012-13 access agreements, HEIs are initiating and administrating a huge variety of different local and regional programmes and forms of partnership, some for the first time. Severe financial penalties from HEFCE are threatened for those who fail to deliver, and OFFA has the power to prevent non-compliant institutions from charging above the standard level of tuition fees in future years.

HEIs and schools who are pioneering innovative ways of working together discuss their methods and provide an in-depth look at activities and relationships that are cost-effective and productive.

Regional and national consortia and networks discuss how to maintain a broad perspective on partnerships in this new funding landscape.

This broadcast sees Vice-Chancellors, Headteachers and College Principals, along with Partnership and Widening Participation Managers, discuss the future of HE and school partnerships.

Programme
10:00
Aaron Porter, HE Consultant and Journalist; member, OFFA Advisory Group
Welcome and introduction by conference Chair

10:10
Dr Graeme Atherton, Director, AccessHE
Analysing what works: current collaborations

10:30
Sir Martin Harris, Director, OFFA
University/school partnerships as a key to fairer access

10:50
Joan McVittie, Headteacher, Woodside High School, Haringey, and President 2011-12, Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)
What schools want from HE partners

11:10
Panel discussion, questions and comments
11:30
Break
12:00
Richard Gould, Chief Executive, Villiers Park Educational Trust
The Third Sector: the bridge between schools and universities

12:20
Professor Mary Carswell, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Birmingham City University
Regional collaboration on partnerships

12:40
Jon Beard, Director of Undergraduate Recruitment, University of Cambridge
Local and national partnerships

13:00
Discussion, questions and comments
13:15
Break
14:15
Simon Reichwald, Director, Bright Futures
Engagement and impartiality

14:30
Andy Frampton, Vice-Chair, HELOA
The future of IAG in Higher Education

14:55
Questions, comment and discussion
15:10
Break
15:35
Dr Colin Hankinson, Chief Executive, University of Chester Academies Trust
Sponsorship of academies and free schools

15:35
Tom Brookes, Talks Manager, Push
The pros and cons of outreach

16:20
End of broadcast