We believe that our engagement with schools must be sustainable and systematic in order to help our teachers. If we support more teachers, we can impact more young people to access higher education and employment. This is why we are proud to be working in partnership with the Higher Education Access Network (HEAN) to run a new, pilot project called Access Champions.
Access Champions provides a bursary for a lead teacher in a school. This teacher is trained by the Higher Education Access Network to use their online OSCAR platform. The lead teacher is then responsible for training a network of teachers in their school and registering their sixth form to use the platform.
OSCAR uses evidence based methods to guide students through writing their personal statement.
Access Champions will be piloted in 2017 in Essex and the West Midlands.