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.
25th March 2021
Winchester Maths Summer School 2021 will take place online for the second year. Aimed at Year 12 students from state schools, this course seeks to challenge and inspire students hoping to study mathematics at university.
29th May 2020
The role of our Porters - providing a warm welcome - as well as security for the school is as important today as it was 600 years ago. Suzanne Foster, our College Archivist, explains how the job has evolved over the centuries.
11th May 2020
As he sets off on his own creative sabbatical, Malcolm recommends exploring one's own creativity, and spending time in nature, as a balm for life, beyond the present circumstances.
4th May 2020
On Earth Day, 22 April 2020, pupils were due to watch David Attenborough's latest film in an exclusive screening, thanks to the generosity of the Stewarts who continue to support the school's teaching of natural history, in honour of their son Duncan.
11th December 2019
Pupils regularly visit elderly people in local care homes and hospitals for conversation and to perform music but the annual Christmas Tea Party is an opportunity to host them at the school.