Identifying your students
Progression Mentors work with the KMPF Support Team to identify students who are likely to benefit most from taking part in HE outreach opportunities. Experience tells us that these are students who firstly have the academic potential to progress to HE, but are unlikely to do so without additional support. These students are referred to as the KMPF Cohort:
- Students with no parental background in HE - identified by completion of KMPF baselines
- Students from neighbourhoods with low progression rates to HE - determined by postcode, collected through KMPF baselines
- Students experiencing additional barriers to HE progression, such as being in care, disabled or a young carer
- Students with the academic potential to progress to HE (even if they are currently on the borderline for achieving Key Stage 4 floor targets or the grades they require to progress at Key Stage 5). Progression Mentors may wish to consult with other colleagues in school to help determine this.
How are these students identified within your school?
Students are identified and selected with the following process:
- Progression Mentor ask students to complete a simple baseline form. The survey is available in two versions: one for Years 7-11, another for Years 12-13
- Progression Mentor sends completed baseline forms via recorded delivery to the KMPF Support Team.
- The KMPF Support Team collates information from your students’ baseline forms and sends a Summary Report back to the Progression Mentor. This report will identify students whose family have no prior experience of HE and – where student postcodes are available – those who live in areas with low HE progression rates.
- Progression Mentor receives KMPF’s Summary Report and considers which students to invite to participate in outreach activities.
- Progression Mentor sends a letter home to the parents/carers of identified students, inviting their child to participate in outreach activities. You can find a sample letter in the Schools' Pack.
- Once parents/carers have given consent, your selected students can start participating in outreach activities.
Tracking your students
It is vital that your school provides university Outreach Teams with registers when identified students attend activities. This will enable us to record which activities your students have taken part in, and track how many of them ultimately progress to HE (even if this happens after the age of 18/19). This information will then be reported in your annual KMPF School Report.