Mapping schools enrichment provision for RCUK with NCCPE

Research Councils UK are currently in the process of considering next steps in their ongoing work to connect researchers and schools.

As part of this we worked with NCCPE to undertake scoping work looking at the enrichment landscape for schools in all subject areas to inform RCUK and Research Council colleagues regarding the policy pushes and pulls, strategic governance and on the ground provision of opportunities for schools.

The work was based on extensive desk research looking at government publications and other grey literature relating to the funding, policy drivers and impacts associated with enrichment as well as relevant academic publications. The work was underpinned by a small number of interviews with representatives from arts and heritage enrichment.