The National Citizen Service is a national organisation that is promoted by the government and which aims to support the development of young people as active and reflective citizens who are well-rounded and equipped to make a positive contribution to society. After leaving year eleven, students have the opportunity to take part in a programme of activities that include residential experiences and ultimately the chance for young people to develop their own initiative that will make a positive contribution to their local community. The aims of NCS in developing young people fully are very well matched to our school vision statement of ACHIEVE at Sedgefield and we therefore work closely with NCS to make sure that our Y11 students are aware of the opportunity that is available to them. During year eleven, staff from NCS speak to all year eleven students as part of our assembly programme and visit school regularly to make sure all of our students are supported to sign up and take part!
Sedgefield – A National Citizen Service ‘Champion School’
We have been extremely successful in recent years in encouraging large numbers of SCC students to take part and we take great pride in the fact that so many of our students have chosen to join the programme and look to make a real positive difference for others. In December 2016, we were delighted to be recognised as a ‘Champion School’ by NCS due to the large numbers of SCC students taking part and also the school’s ‘proactive and positive engagement with the programme’.
For anyone interested in finding out more about what NCS has to offer, you can do so at their website http://www.ncsyes.co.uk