Our NCOP team, Mark, Justine and Kirsty, along with student ambassador Harrison from the University of Roehampton, attended the national NCOP conference, Making Change through Collaboration, in Birmingham last week. The conference was an opportunity for representatives from across the programme to share best practice, reflect on the impact of the programme so far with the launch of the Phase One evaluation report and look forward to Phase Two. There was also a shout out about our fantastic Liverpool summer school residential by the national evaluators of the programme, using it as an example of successful local evaluation.
Another highlight of the conference was the opportunity for the Aimhigher London team to share some of our own lessons learnt from building successful working partnerships with schools over the course of Phase One.
Project Manager, Mark Ellis said:
It was useful to be able to present our model of school engagement alongside NCOP representatives from different parts of the country, and to consider the advantages and disadvantages of the different models. I am confident that our model stood up very well to this scrutiny!
Student Ambassador Harrison said:
As a student I loved learning about the work of many different NCOPs nationally and hearing about all the programmes’ outcomes.
You can find out more about the impact of Phase One here.