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Nightingale Academy

Learning with truth and love

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Learning with truth and love

National Citizen Award

National Citizen Service


The NCS (National Citizen Service) Autumn Programme is a fantastic opportunity for our students and specifically designed sixth form students in their first year of higher education.


This is a chance to gain independence, meet new people, and develop essential skills for the future. NCS Autumn, is 14 days long and will help students prepare for the world of work and university, through exciting outdoor activities, creative workshops, and volunteering

with a local charity.


Universities and employers actively seek candidates who have taken part in the NCS programme, as they will be able to demonstrate skills which are essential in the modern world, such as public speaking, teamwork, and leadership.


The autumn programme begins on November 14th 2021 and will be delivered by Port Vale Foundation Trust. 




As a school, we are incredibly proud to be able to offer this service to all of our Y12 students. 


“The NCS has helped me no end. From greater leadership and team building skills, to increased confidence and independence. These transferable skills have all  helped to prepare me for my journey to university" Rachel S

What NCS said about our students...





Skills Booster Sessions 2021


This year, to support students to reintegrate back into society and education since the pandemic, students also have the opportunity to engage with an NCS Skills Booster course. Sessions cover fundamental skills that will prepare students for life once they leave education, including:

  • Skills for independent living
  • Employability
  • Citizenship / British Values
  • Careers and Progression
  • Mental health and Well-being