Champion Schools

Our Champion Schools provide peer to peer support to schools who are considering V Certs or other NCFE qualifications and perhaps have some questions about specific qualifications, delivery, assessment or about NCFE.

Champion Schools will offer support through networking events where you’ll be invited to attend for free and learn more about what it means to deliver V Certs. Champion Schools and their representatives will also be invited to support on webinars with our Curriculum Team.

School Ambassadors are individual teachers who have been recognised as advocates of technical education and can provide first-hand knowledge of delivery, qualification development or moderation. Such is their love of V Certs, they’ll take their School Ambassador status with them, should they choose to move on.

Below is a list of our current Champion Schools, their region and areas of subject knowledge. If you don’t see your region or subject area you’re interested in: don’t worry! This is a growing network and we’ll be adding more Champion Schools. 

Champion Schools

Beverley Grammar School

Region: North Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire
Subject Areas: Engineering Business and Enterprise

"We’re extremely proud that Beverley Grammar School have been selected as a Champion School by NCFE. 

We work hard to select the right courses to allow our learners to achieve their best possible outcomes, Since offering the V.Cert qualification our results have improved hugely and our learners are clearly enjoying being on the right the courses for them."

 The Folkestone School for Girls

Region: Kent and East Sussex
Subject Areas: Health & Fitness

"The school is proud to have been able to contribute exemplar materials in Health and Fitness.

This is now available for teachers in other schools to use to help guide their learners towards achieving their target grades.

The opportunity to become a Champion School carries with it a chance to shape lesson resources and CPD for colleagues within our specialism, which they can use in the future to aid their teaching and learning in the classroom."

The Highcrest Academy

Region: Greater London and Surrey
Subject Areas: Health and Fitness 

"Highcrest Academy represents a diverse community with diverse needs. Our learners are given a tailored curriculum which enables them to develop both academically and vocationally. Working with NCFE has allowed us to expand our range of qualifications, further enhancing opportunities for our pupils. As a Champion School, we're delighted to share our experience with other schools."

Horndean Technology College

Region: Hampshire and West Sussex
Subject Areas: Food & Cookery, Creative Design & Production, Graphic Design 

"Horndean Technology College is dedicated to providing a broad and balanced curriculum that allows students to have the opportunity to study qualifications that they can engage in and enjoy enabling them to set the foundations for successful future careers.

This is why we chose to offer NCFE V Certs as part of our curriculum. We feel that NCFE really listens and acts upon the feedback given by teachers.

Working with NCFE as a Champion School means we have a voice and a role to play in shaping the new qualifications and support others in delivering them.

It’s an amazing opportunity to network and share experiences and ideas with other teachers."  

Henry Cort Community College

Region: Hampshire and West Sussex
Subject Areas: Health & Fitness

Ormiston Rivers Academy

Region: Essex and Suffolk

"We are proud to represent NCFE as a Champion School. 

We feel this reflects the dedication and hard work that the NCFE, our staff and students have put into developing and successfully achieving V Cert qualifications.

We look forward to having the opportunity to assist other establishments, and celebrating in future successes!"


Free networking events allow you to ask questions of our Champion Schools and an NCFE representative, if they are in attendance.





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Ormiston Rivers Academy 

Ormiston Rivers Academy, Southminster Road, Burnham-on-Crouch CM0 8DD

Thursday 12 July 2018

12:30 – 15:30pm  

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Are you interested in becoming a Champion School?

As well as recognition of your commitment to broadening your curriculum for learners through the inclusion of technical education, you’ll benefit from an enhanced relationship with NCFE.

You’ll be included as part of our decision making processes, the first to know of any changes and valuable consultants of our future plans and developments.

If you’d like to hear more about what it means to be a Champion School, please get in touch with [email protected].


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