I joined Winchester College in April 2021 to develop a programme of educational partnerships. We aim to work collaboratively with schools to provide mutual benefits to teachers and students from Winchester College and our partner schools. Through shared experiences, new insights and joint CPD there is much to be gained.
We are keen to diversify the portfolio of secondary schools that we work with, particularly seeking to form links with schools from areas of economic disadvantage so that we can have the most impact. Both parties will gain from this experience through sharing of skills and facilities. We hope to have a truly collaborative approach with our partner schools in identifying areas where we can offer support. A tailored scheme that identifies areas where partnership would be most effective is key.
Increasing access is a central part of the new Vision of Winchester College in the 21st Century, which includes increased collaboration with the maintained sector. This may involve a sports alliance with shared used of sports facilities across schools, taking part in subject-specific workshops to stretch more able pupils or shared careers panels hosted by a group of schools.
In order to have the greatest reach, we aim to increase our online provision so that distance is not a barrier to our partnerships. Identifying those areas where this would be most beneficial will be developed through discussion with our partner schools.
Winchester College already has strong links with schools in the local area, providing opportunities for pupils from primary and secondary schools to be inspired by the teaching staff and make use of the facilities that the college has to offer. This includes specialist talks and lectures, forest school activities, the Primary Schools Rivers Project, hands-on sessions in the Treasury, support with university applications and much more.
We are keen to expand this provision to a wider group, particularly to the most disadvantaged pupils who may not currently have these opportunities open to them. I would be delighted to hear from other secondary schools about how we might work together so please do not hesitate to contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas.
15th March 2019
On Tuesday 12th March 2019, Winchester College’s Natural History Society welcomed Dr Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace for the annual Duncan Stewart Lecture where she addressed an audience of more than 450 people.
13th May 2022
To mark the end of their collaboration as part of the Empower programme, the College's Creative Writing Society met the pupils from Winton Community Academy, to share their writing and explore different techniques and approaches.
8th May 2022
The Natural History Society and guest students from Park Community School in Havant learnt about rhino conservation with Amanda Smith.
31st March 2022
Developing sustained, enriching partnerships with state secondary schools is a core part of the College's Vision for the 21st century.
28th March 2022
Winchester's biannual speaker event, Studium, offers pupils the opportunity to hear from a host of experts in myriad fields, with the aim of broadening perspectives and horizons.
14th March 2022
Dr Tim Hands today announces his retirement as Headmaster of Winchester College after a remarkable career