Enrichment Policy

    Enrichment Policy

    Strategic objectives

    Enrichment at City of Liverpool College will:

    • Ensure every student has the opportunity to engage in high quality enrichment activities
    • Be student led; informed by the curriculum; and inclusive
    • Be focused on providing activities that are engaging and support students’ core aims
    • Provide curriculum led enrichment activities that will enhance students’ subject knowledge and/or vocational skills
    • Provide certificated opportunities for students contributing to their local communities
    • Raise aspirations and foster personal development towards increased employability and progression

    Strategic Plan


    • The Student Engagement Team will commit to deliver 20 hours/week minimum contact time per staff member plus sports provision and activities delivered by specialist facilitators
    • The Student Engagement Team will provide a calendar of activities and engagement at least one term ahead, publicised and promoted using a variety of methods: online, face to face, and through the curriculum and representation systems
    • The Student Engagement Team will support the Strategic Objectives by focusing on key strands:
    • Social
      Organisation of a Welcome Fayre, engagement activities and general staffing of student social spaces; support to make friends, settle in, and stay engaged in college; a programme of social activities clubs/societies linked to the Student Union
    • Sports
      Coordinated by the Sports Maker, providing a range of team and individual, competitive and non-competitive, indoor and outdoor sports, including targeted and accessible opportunities; e.g. girl’s football and disability sports.
      The Engagement Team will provide on–off sporting activities and tasters
    • Enterprise
      The Student Engagement Team will facilitate an Enterprise Club and Hub, providing an incubation hub/hot desk availability for entrepreneurial students. They will advise students of mentoring, business planning and funding opportunities available.
    • Volunteering:
      One off, long term and micro-volunteering opportunities
      Community needs led, linked with local charities; e.g. Roy Castle, environmental charities
      The Student Engagement Team will recruit a Student Ambassador team and e-mentors for staff and community groups
      Partnership with Volunteering Liverpool (website)
      Fundraising and events linked to the Student Union

    Curriculum Engagement and Employability

    • The Student Engagement Team will coordinate a range of volunteering activities for three Student Involvement Days per academic year
    • The Senior Tutors will work with their curriculum pillars and assigned members of the Student Engagement Team in order to support and advise with vocationally relevant enrichment
    • The Student Engagement Team will respond to targeted referrals from staff in order to increase and enhance student engagement, offering personalised opportunities in response to individual needs
    • The Student Journey of self-directed enrichment will be mapped using a ‘Participation Passport’ which will act as a record of enrichment activities

    Measuring Impact and Outcomes

    • Focus on adding value to the college experience while linking with core measures of impact: retention and achievement, progression
    • Develop further measures of impact through research; e.g. Young Foundation and Outcomes Star (www.outcomesstar.org.uk)
    • 100% off students 16-18 offered opportunities to engage in relevant activities
    • 90% Student Satisfaction for all workshops, trips and activities evaluated with online questionnaires. Specific evaluation of events and activities led by Senior Tutors.
    • Every student 16-18 engages in at least two vocationally relevant enrichment activities per year
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