The role of teachers, senior leadership teams and advisors is crucial in supporting students and potential students to access Higher Education. Whether supporting someone by raising attainment, helping them to make informed choices, or by providing practical information and advice, at Go Higher West Yorkshire we have resources which can help.
The information and links below have been compiled to assist you to help support learners’ attainment and aspirations, inform their choices about courses and careers, and guide them through the application process on their journey to Higher Education. This includes the OfS Uni Connect Programme Outreach Hub – helping schools and colleges access the higher education outreach they need.
The journey started in schools, colleges and universities, doesn’t end at graduation.
Exposure to the world of work is key to developing employability skills and securing a job.
That’s why we work collaboratively with employers and industry experts, supporting our partners to equip their students for the changing economy.
As part of our mission to enhance and understand the use and impact of the Care Leaver Covenant in the community, GHWY has developed a pack of reflective resources for key influencers of care experienced young people.
These additional resources are designed to help people who live, work with or support care experienced young people to reflect on their roles as people with influence over young people’s aspirations, decisions and actions. We hypothesise that this should stimulate interest and engagement with the Care Leaver Covenant and local HE provision.
In order to capture the interest, use and usefulness of the Covenant alongside the new resources, the pack is available online by request from our website, free of charge. Recipients will be asked to opt into a follow up online survey designed to evaluate short term impact.
Since launching the Covenant in 2017, we have worked to build a region-wide network of contacts for care experienced young people and champions of their progression to HE. We will draw upon this network to disseminate the pack to the following community stakeholders:
The Care Leaver Covenant, which benchmarks and brings together our partner support for care experienced young people, epitomises the collaborative approach to widening participation in West Yorkshire. We are delighted to launch this next phase of our Covenant and we hope you will join us to spread these resources far and wide across the region.
Please do share with colleagues and contacts across schools, sixth forms, colleges, local authorities and community organisations.