ACP Is Growing!
Updated: Apr 4
Since the launch of the ACP on 27 September 2019 the team is delighted to announce that an increasing number of sponsors - in cash and kind, corporate and individual – have joined the Programme. Additionally, despite the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic, discussions with further sponsors continue, albeit rather than conducted face-to-face, conversations are being undertaken on-line. A full list of all sponsors/supporters of the ACP will be published in the Autumn.
Because the launch was held at Cranfield University - the Vice-Chancellor of which is our Honorary Vice-President - for logistical reasons invitations were mainly confined to the Midlands and London & the South East. Already approaching 70 schools from these two combined regions have joined the ACP. This number is now expected to increase as we move into 2021 onwards, both in respect of these regions, and elsewhere in the UK as the presentations incorporate the North East, North West, Wales & the South West, Scotland & Norther Ireland as well.
However, like all other organizations at the moment, the ACP has been affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. Consequently, in agreement with the schools concerned, the presentations that were due to take place in March and April 2020 have been postponed until the Autumn. Those due to take place in September, October and November will go ahead, epidemic circumstance permitting. Further information on the 2020 presentations will be published as the year progresses.
In the meantime, all behind-the-scenes activity for the presentations, the workshops, the forthcoming AA810 Network, and the ACP as a whole, continues unabated, including the important fact that the ACP will shortly convert to a charity with its own Board of Trustees chaired by Dr Michael Smith.”