Good practice guides
The NRC conducts interviews with a range of schools we feel are doing innovative work within the context of the Code of Practice. The results of these interviews are these good practice guides, which tell you about the school’s background and context, the innovative work they have done and their top tips. If you would like your school to be included in a future good practice guide, then please email email@example.com.
Videos of good practice
Create an effective learning environment
Azza Supplementary School talks about their move from a church hall to a more suitable location.
Gheez Rite discuss the way they have created a comfortable yet educational environment in the classroom.
Leeds Chinese Community School won a National Excellence Award in 2008 for their excellent learning environment.
Choose the right resources
Descendants in Ealing pursues an arts-based curriculum and prides itself on being able to engage pupils in different ways.
Accocks Supplementary School belongs to the National Black Boys Can Association franchise and works to holistically engage its pupils.
Community Languages Saturday Classes in Wolverhampton promoting learning community languages through a wide variety of resources.
ESFORAL won a Silver Quality Framework Award in 2006 for the way they teach Spanish and the Latin American culture to a range of students with different abilities.
Kurdish Children and Youth Centre won a National Excellence Award in 2008 for their innovative methods of teaching and learning.
Al Manar Arabic School employs a Jordanian curriculum to teach their students, and stresses the importance of learning your mother tongue.
Plan and develop your organisation
Pepys Supplementary School has moved from small beginnings to being a vital part of the community.
Cal-Aj Education Project was set up by EMAS to help raise the attainment of Muslim children. The community it serves has now made the school self-sustainable.
Light Project International is a voluntary project that started in a living room, and is in the process of building itself up to bigger and better things.
Leeds Community Mandarin Chinese School won a National Excellence Away in 2008 for the sterling governance of their school.
Tamil Cultural Association inimitable Siva Pillai discussed the importance of not working in isolation if you want your organisation/school to develop.
Work with other organisations
Claudia Jones School was set up as a partnership with a mainstream school to raise the attainment of African Caribbean students in years 9 and 11.
Coleman Primary School headmaster, Nigel Bruwen, talks about the important links he has been making with supplementary schools, after seeing how many of his students attend them.
Dr Fazil Kuçuk Turkish School rents classrooms from a local mainstream school and maintains a strong bond with them.
Russian Saturday School works with different organisations to ensure a high level of achievement and future development for their students.
Somali Children’s Advocacy talk about a partnership they have forged with a local primary school to ensure full parental involvement in their children’s education.
Supporting staff and volunteers
Birmingham Ishango Science Club focuses on promoting STEM subjects and was one of the winners of the National Excellence Awards 2008.
Tallo Supplementary School and After-school Club won one of the National Excellence Awards 2008 and was highly commended for its management structure.
Supplementary school networks and forums
Manchester Supplementary Schools Network describe the work they have been doing with supplementary schools in their area.
Kensington and Chelsea information about the forums in their borough.
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