AccessHE: National Collaborative Outreach Programme Update

With the extension of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) through to 2021, AccessHE has received additional funding to offer dedicated support to schools across London in accessing the outreach activity they need. This work is being undertaken alongside the continuing programmes of activity delivered to learners at schools serving areas of low HE progression in north east London. It will take the form of an ‘outreach hub’ serving the following functions:

AccessHE is responsible specifically for delivering the north London sub-section of London’s NCOP Outreach Hub, with a focus on working with c.285 schools in 19 north London Local Authorities. Four new members of staff were recruited last summer to lead on this, and have been engaging extensively with schools, local authorities and AccessHE members in the months since then. The Outreach Hub is already supporting London schools with bi-weekly newsletters signposting them towards relevant local resources and outreach opportunities, and planning is underway for a large-scale teacher CPD conference this summer focussed around post-secondary progression pathways.