04 Jul 2012
Broadcast from Central London
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.
Aaron Porter, HE Consultant and Journalist; member, OFFA Advisory Group
Welcome and introduction by conference Chair
Dr Graeme Atherton, Director, AccessHE
Analysing what works: current collaborations
Sir Martin Harris, Director, OFFA
University/school partnerships as a key to fairer access
Joan McVittie, Headteacher, Woodside High School, Haringey, and President 2011-12, Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)
What schools want from HE partners
Panel discussion, questions and comments
Richard Gould, Chief Executive, Villiers Park Educational Trust
The Third Sector: the bridge between schools and universities
Professor Mary Carswell, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Birmingham City University
Regional collaboration on partnerships
Jon Beard, Director of Undergraduate Recruitment, University of Cambridge
Local and national partnerships
Discussion, questions and comments
Simon Reichwald, Director, Bright Futures
Engagement and impartiality
Andy Frampton, Vice-Chair, HELOA
The future of IAG in Higher Education
Questions, comment and discussion
Dr Colin Hankinson, Chief Executive, University of Chester Academies Trust
Sponsorship of academies and free schools
Tom Brookes, Talks Manager, Push
The pros and cons of outreach
End of broadcast