Evaluation of the Enrichment Partnerships Pilot

Evaluation information [PDF]
Memorandum of Understanding [PDF]
School Information Sheet [PDF]
Information Sheet for Parents and Carers [PDF]
Privacy notice for Evaluation Workshop participants [PDF]
School Privacy Notice [PDF]
Privacy Notice for Parents and Carers [PDF]

NFER is currently evaluating the Enrichment Partnerships Pilot (EPP). The pilot has been commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) in partnership with the Department for Education (DfE) and aims to improve access to and uptake of enrichment activities for secondary school aged pupils. We are working with National Citizen Service Trust (NCST) and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) who are delivering the pilot.

The evaluation will take place from March to December 2024. The aims of the evaluation are to understand:

  • What enrichment activities were delivered during the pilot. 
  • How the pilot was delivered and what worked well or less well.  
  • How coordinating organisations, enrichment providers, schools and pupils responded to the pilot. 
  • What has changed because of the pilot and the extent to which these changes can be sustained.  

The evaluation consists of two strands:

Pilot-wide data collection: which all organisations and schools participating in the EPP will be asked to take part in.

Case studies: which we will select a small number of organisations and schools to take part in. Organisations will be selected to ensure that organisations with a range of characteristics and from the different regions participating in the pilot are represented. 

To support the development of the evaluation we are running a series of workshops with key stakeholders, coordinating organisations and schools.