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.
A new Centre for Social Justice report into the persistent poor outcomes for care leavers highlights the commitment Go Higher West Yorkshire (GHWY) has shown to the group.
The ‘12 By 24’ publication makes several recommendations to increase the number of care experienced young people entering higher education (HE). These include developing a ‘Gold Standard’ for HE providers that would set minimum expectations for those working to support care leavers, share best practice, and recognise providers that excel.
It recommends that the Care Leaver Covenant – which is a promise made by organisations to provide support for care leavers to live independently – promotes the Gold Standard as a framework that all participating institutions should follow.
The commitment shown by GHWY, which was an early adopter of the Covenant, is highlighted in a case study.
It looks at how the partnership identified the existing ways in which it supported care leavers, and further ways in which individual partner institutions could support the group. It also reproduces the Covenant’s table, which details the different support that each HE provider offers to care leavers.