National Citizen Service (NCS)

14 November 2017

The DfE has launched a new practical guide to help schools and colleges across the country further engage with NCS and find out more about its benefits for pupils. The DfE aims to ensure the programme is available to every Year 11 and Year 12 student, and to make it as easy as possible for schools and colleges to work with NCS.

In July, Ofsted’s School Inspections Update drew inspectors’ attention to the NCS programme, noting that where schools present evidence about their involvement in NCS, inspectors can report on the impact of the service on relevant aspects of the school and outcomes for participating pupils.