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Who we are

Greater Manchester Higher is a collaborative network.

The partnership is a part of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme, which will deliver a nationally coordinated approach to working with schools, universities and colleges to help people access higher education.

Our Year in Brief provides an overview of the activities delivered and the key achievements and successes during 2018/19.

 

Our vision

We aim to improve the provision of information, advice and guidance about progression routes to higher education (HE), alongside offering a menu of activities to raise the aspirations of young people in Greater Manchester.

Our team

Central Team

Sam Kalubowila, Head of Greater Manchester Higher

Sam Kalubowila

Head of Greater Manchester Higher

Jamie Bytheway, Operations Manager

Jamie Bytheway

Operations Manager (Activities & Projects)

sean threlfall, operations manager

Sean Threlfall

Operations Manager (Governance)

Ian McGarry, Advice and Guidance Manager

Ian McGarry

Information, Advice and Guidance Manager

Mark Burke Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Mark Burke

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Jess Edington Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Jess Edington

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Sarah Starkey, Marketing and Communications Officer

Sarah Starkey

Marketing and Communications Officer

Edit Zsibrita, Project Administrator

Edit Zsibrita

Project Assistant

Naomi Roussak Outreach Hub Lead

Naomi Roussak

Outreach Lead

Amie Richardson Outreach Hub Assistant

Amie Richardson

Outreach Assistant

George Kenyon Outreach Hub Assistant

George Kenyon

Outreach Assistant

Tim Roe Outreach Hub Assistant

Tim Roe

Outreach Assistant

Hub Managers

Elin Bowker-Stewart, Hub Manager Bolton Bury and Rochdale

Elin Stewart-Bowker

Bury, Bolton & Rochdale

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Chris Delaney, Hub Manager Manchester

Chris Delaney

Manchester

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Colin Stanfield, Hub Manager Wigan

Colin Stanfield

Wigan and Leigh

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Vicky Sinfield, Hub Manager Stockport Oldham and Tameside

Vicky Sinfield

Oldham, Stockport & Tameside

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Andrea, Hub Manager for Salford and Trafford

Andrea Dapoto

Salford and Trafford

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Safeguarding

We take the safeguarding of the young people we work with very seriously, please find our safeguarding statement here.

Download Safeguarding PDF

Cancellation Policy

All of our events are free for schools and colleges to participate in, however we have a cancellation policy in the event of less than 14 days notice being given.

Download Cancellation Policy PDF

Governance

Manchester Metropolitan University are the lead institution for the network.

Greater Manchester Higher is governed by a steering group who oversee the strategic and financial aspects of the project. This group meets three times a year and each institution has a representative on the steering group.

Download Governance PDF

Targeting, Monitoring & Evaluation

The overall aim of the NCOP programme is to support the government’s social mobility goals by rapidly increasing the number of young people from underrepresented group who go into higher education. The programme is collaborative, impartial and targeted.

Our targeting is based upon learner postcodes. The government has identified 45 electoral wards within the Greater Manchester area where Higher Education participation is lower than expected based on KS4 attainment and this is where we apply the government definition for underrepresented groups.

Our work must focus on providing intensive activities with Y9-13 learners from these 45 electoral wards, therefore 2 /3rds of learners on any intervention must be from the target wards, with the exception of activities delivered to a whole year group or activities for targeted learners.

Our  NCOP school postcode tool will help you determine which of your pupils are from our target wards.

Our work must focus on providing intensive activities with Y9-13 learners from these wards, therefore 2/3rds of learners on any intervention must be from the target wards (with the exception of activity delivered to a whole year group or activity for targeted learners). Our Postcode tool will help you determine which of your pupils are from our target wards.

You can watch our quick ‘step by step’ guide on how to use the NCOP school postcode tool:

Postcode Tool video guide 

 

Download our Postcode Tool