NCS is an easy programme for your school to get involved in, with many added benefits.
No work or cost for you
There will be no extra work load or financial cost attached. NCS is fully delivered by a network of professionals, who have all been subjected to enhanced DBS checks.
No disruption to timetable
NCS takes place outside of school time, during holidays and weekends, meaning it will not disrupt your timetable.
Puts you on the community’s map
Through NCS, your students will engage the local community, providing you with great PR opportunities by shining a light on all the great things young people from your educational establishment do to make a difference in the local area.
NCS can be part of the school’s plan to achieve or maintain outstanding status by contributing to their citizenship goals and local community engagement. In partnership with the Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT), you can download materials for Key Stages 3 and 4, as well as a range of tools to help enthuse students and raise awareness of ways the can make a difference in their communities through activities that can be linked to GCSE Citizenship Studies and the National Curriculum.
Practical skills for employment and life
NCS can give your students the edge in today’s competitive job market, giving them the leadership, team building and problem solving skills employers look for on CVs.
NCS is open to all 15-17 year olds regardless of learning or physical abilities.
A positive framework
NCS gives your students a differentiator on their UCAS personal statement and their CV. NCS give students a positive framework to showcase their own skills at interviews.
Evidence for Ofsted
NCS can provide you with evidence for the following areas:
- The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of students
- Helping pupils to prepare for life in modern democratic Britain and a global society
- Promoting the confidence and engagement of parents and working in partnership with other schools, external agencies and the community, including business
- Increasing the range and quality of learning opportunities for pupils
- Supporting the curriculum in promoting high levels of achievement, good behaviour and successful progression to the pupils’ next stage of education, training or employment