Supporting students

We understand that supporting students in making the right decisions for their future and ensuring they receive the best in education and information is every teacher’s priority. The Take Your Place programme is here to help teachers to support students from Years 9-13.

Our Higher Education Champions have developed fantastic relationships with many of our schools and encouraged hundreds of students to consider higher education and all their options with far greater insight than before.

Take Your Place provide our sixth form students with invaluable support.

This includes personalised one-to-one support for students with personal statements and applications for conservatoires and apprenticeships. They have also run several workshops, providing students with all the answers to everything university-related, such as student finance and accommodation.

Rachel Barker, Assistant Principal & Head of Sixth Form at Jane Austen College

We have also continued our grant scheme in 2020, where since 2017 we have award over £100,000 for an array of projects aligned to our mission and values.

Progression Framework

Our progression framework provides a set of outcomes and accompanying resources to support student aspiration and progression between Years 9-13. The key objective is to ensure that students are able to make informed and appropriate decisions relating to their post-16 and post-18 choices.

This progression framework is designed to ensure that Higher Education Champions (HECs) working as part of the “Take Your Place” programme are supported with a consistent set of outcomes linked, where appropriate, to the Gatsby Foundation’s eight benchmarks for Good Career Guidance. A progressive approach is used to help structure provision and ensure consistent development of Information, Advice and Guidance activities.

Likewise, our dedicated Higher Education Champions have produced a range of resources for use with students at a variety of levels. We aim to keep our resources regularly updated and if you think we can support your school or college further please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Find out more about our framework

Grant Scheme

Grants are available to enable innovative approaches by target schools and sixth forms in achieving our mission of supporting students to make informed decisions about their future – particularly around progression to Higher Education – and to embed systemic change around Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) provision in target schools.

You can download a preview of our application form. Applications must be made via neaco’s grant application portal www.neaco.smapply.io (formerly FluidReview).

Find out more about Grants

Resources

Discover our range of free student resources for information and advice on applications, course requirements and different pathways available to you.

Art workshops at home
Art workshops at home

Art workshops at home

Inspirational art workshops for pupils working from home.

  • 15-30 mins each
Experiences that support my progression
Experiences that support my progression

Experiences that support my progression

This video resource and downloadable guide provides advice on how to make the most of your experiences when you are doing applications.

  • 14 mins
Free Creative resources for students
Free Creative resources for students

Free Creative resources for students

A useful list of free creative resources for students to make use of online.

  • 10 mins

Upcoming Events

Have a look at our list of upcoming College and University Open Event across East Anglia, as well as webinars and activities from the Take Your Place team. If you need further information please don’t hesitate to get in touch or contact the event provider.

University of Suffolk - I Wonder Wednesdays

University of Suffolk - I Wonder Wednesdays

I wonder what a children's nurse does?  If you're interested in: Children's Nursing this session will explore the diversity of the role of the children’s nurse; identify the areas in which they work and an overview of the BSc (Hons) Children’s Nursing course

  • Online Event
  • 3 February 14:00 - 15:00
Cambridge Foundation Year Teacher Launch

Cambridge Foundation Year Teacher Launch

Teachers and advisers are invited to join us at this online launch event to find out more about the programme itself and how you can identify and support potential applicants

  • Online Event
  • 8 February 15:30 - 16:30
Meet the Russell Group

Meet the Russell Group

Join us on Wednesday 10 February from 12:00 to 19:00 for Meet the Russell Group, a virtual event in association with UK University Search

  • Online Event
  • 10 February 12:00 - 19:00
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