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.
9th August 2021
Congratulations to Brandon Chan who came 3rd worldwide in the independent open category at the International Economics Olympiad this summer.
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.
22nd September 2021
Mr Brian Li Man-Bun has been appointed to the school’s Governing Body and is our first internationally-based Fellow.
3rd September 2021
Our new Deputy Head Pastoral explains her focus, among other responsibilities, on ensuring a warm welcome for girls and day pupils joining the Sixth Form next September.
23rd July 2021
Winchester College is proud to have formed a new partnership with UTC Portsmouth, a STEM specialist college on the south coast.
17th July 2021
Winchester College took part in the Physics Partners Online Physics Festival on 17 July 2021, supporting the training of 62 teachers and technicians.