Schools Together Group mini conference: Residential visits and boarding partnerships, 19 March 2020

Date: Thursday 19 March 2020, 12 noon to 4.30pm
Venue: Shrewsbury School, Ashton Road, Shrewsbury, SY3 7BA
Cost: Free
Registration: BOOK HERE

Course audience: This free event is open to anyone with a professional interest in school partnerships from state or independent sectors, including school leaders and those responsible for coordinating multi-school or community partnerships.

Course programme:
11.00 Optional tour of Shrewsbury School
12 noon – 12.45pm Lunch
12.55pm Welcome
1.00 pm Main Plenary Session – keynote, then panel Q&A
2.00pm – 2.40pm Multi-session 1 (four options)
2.45pm – 3.25pm Multi-session 2 (four options)
3.30pm – 4.10pm Multi-session 3 (four options)
4.10pm Concluding remarks / plenary with refreshments

The 4 options for the multi-sessions are:
A: RESIDENTIALS – the benefits & challenges of taking students from different schools on trips for academic / enrichment / inspiration
B: SPRINGBOARD AND BUTTLE – transformational bursaries for boarding
C: SHARING BOARDING INSPECTION FEEDBACK – learning from each other about how to ace boarding inspections
D: BOARDING IN THE COMMUNITY – how boarding schools can partner with the community in ways in which day schools cannot

Keynote speaker: Colin Morrison, Chair of Boarding School Partnerships.

Other panellists and workshop leaders include: Ben McCarey (Holyport College), Alex Hanratty (Springboard), Lee Summers (Wymondham College) and colleagues from The Boarding Schools Association, Buttle, Into University and others.

Join mailing list: To sign up to the Schools Together Group mailing list please email

The Schools Together Group is a nationwide group of those in state and independent schools with an interest in inter-school partnerships: “Harnessing the power of partnerships for the benefit of children”.

The outline programme is available here.

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