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The NRC Bulletin

The Bulletin is the best way of keeping up to date with the latest developments in supplementary teaching and school management. With a national readership and contributions from academics, teachers, school co-ordinators, local authority officers and government officials, The Bulletin is an indispensable resource for anyone with an interest in the field.

Current issue

Download the current issue:

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PDF imageSummer 2012

Make languages count; Every language is an asset; Going to school in heaven; Publicity seeking: doing it the Newham way; Training trainers to foster effective teaching skills; Constructing bilingual learning; Students campaign for qualifications; Enriching lives in Enfield; Refer them to us; GCSE: the pupil perspective.


What you get

Every term The Bulletin offers you:

  • information and debates on current issues and policy developments
  • up-to-date funding information
  • useful advice on where to find the resources you need
  • a showcase of good practice in schools and local authorities/children’s trusts
  • celebration of achievements in schools and local authorities/children’s trusts
  • information on the latest NRC activities and events
  • details of training that can help you and your staff
  • brand new training oppotunities
  • news from all our partners.

We want to ensure that The Bulletin is owned by its readers, so we always encourage you to contribute to it. Just get in touch with us at or ring 020 7587 5080. 

Previous editions

Download previous editions of The Bulletin below.

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Spring 2012 (4MB)

For the record; Viva Albania; Tell us what you need; Creative learning; Special disctinction; Annual reports: a step-by-step guide; New funding opportunities; New priorities; Raising the Turkish profile; New Lambeth and Southwark network; Stepping forward; One day the world was in stillness; Training and events.

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Autumn 2011

Get accredited; Spectacular Manchester; New funding opportunities; Making science accessible for all; New year, new challenges; New schools database; In partnership with the Safe Network; Don’t do what you’ve always done; One mentor’s experience; Pioneers visit gallery; Somali pride in Brent; Common conditions; A school away from school; Training and events.

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Spring 2011

Still passionate; Support in tough times; NRC courses; Up close and personal; Speak to the future – the campaign for languages; Still solid gold; Special distinction – we consulted, we listened, and we’ve made changes; Supplementary schools in Westminster; Springboard to success; Creative, innovative and inspiring; Funding; Raising standards in Oldham; Barnet setting the pace; Training and events.

PDF imageWinter 2010

How are we doing; Engaging young people from faith communities in PE and sport out of school hours; Funding; Celebrating in Coventry; International prize for UK Chinese schools; Bradford supplementary schools proud of success; Insurance; Evidence of impact; CILT news; Busy, busy, busy; A twenty year journey; training and events.

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Autumn 2010 (3 MB)

Try our whiteboards; PHF support for supplementary education; Leading the way in collaboration; CILT news; funding update; Quality Framework update; New government results in a hold on vetting and barring; School news; What will policy changes mean for us?; Coventry Bosnian supplementary school; Turkish consortium organises parental involvement seminars; Training and events.

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Summer 2010 (2 MB)

Inside this issue: Lessons leant; Journeys of change; CILT news; Sport and supplementary schools; Funding; Insurance; Regional events; Training; Safeguarding children; Quality Framework.

PDF imageSpring 2010 (1 MB)

Inside this issue: Sharing the challenge; Teaching and learning a non-Roman script; Cilt news; Safeguarding or stifling; The vetting and barring scheme; BBC Children in Need; Thumbs up for the Quality Framework; Spotlight on NCVO; AFD supplementary school thrives; Financial help from CAF; Islam and Citizenship Education project.

PDF imageAutumn 2009 (2 MB)

Inside this issue: The future’s bright; Evaluation of the Our Languages project; Quality Framework update; Diversifying your funding; Coventry Supplementary Schools Forum; Supplementary schools in Bristol; Promoting Chinese language and culture; Bridging the gap; The world in a museum.

PDF imageSummer 2009

Inside this issue: Safeguarding children; Learning in parallel (dual-language books); Creating a fundraising strategy from scratch; Quality in Study Support Scheme; Connecting communities celebrated; Quality framework developments; Summer 2009 training programme.

PDF imageSpring 2009

Inside this issue: Update on the Quality Framework; QF mentors; Implementing the REACH recommendations; Our languages; CILT update; Good practice – fundraising tips; The Bradford Arabic School; Spring 2009 training programme.

PDF imageSpring 2008

Inside this issue: £1,000 to support your school; Sign up to the quality framework; Diversity, success, partnership (NRC conference); Treading a path to success; ACYC makes confident children; Taking the stage in Seoul; Breaking the chains; Polish arrivals make Liverpool a home from home; Schemes of work available in Spanish, Arabic, Urdru and French; Let their imagination take flight; Reflections on practice; Shared spaces: a welcome solution; First for Emperor’s army; New staff  Spring 08; Regional networking events; Inclusion; Spring 2008 training programme; Join the NRC.

PDF imageAutumn 2007

Inside this issue: The NRC conference: Diversity and success; Congratulations to the pioneers; Experiencing the great ‘wow!’ of China; First steps along a two-way street; Spotlight on Workneh Dechasa; From teaching to exam centre – a step-by-step approach; A curriculum for C21st; Meet the team; Team members for your region; Hackney’s ‘win win win’ situation; How to… get started; A voyage to the V&A; free membership scheme

PDF imageSummer 2007

Inside this issue: Passport to the community; Teacher training; The school that feels like home; Taking time for Tamil; Community languages: Developing practice for the 21st century; Tracking attainment; The numbers game; Who’s who in the NRC?; Hackney sees benefits of doubling up; Stockport success; Funding news in brief; Quality initiative steps up a mark; Summer 2007 training programme; Useful resources

PDF imageSpring 2007

Inside this issue: A new national resource; The National Resource Centre; Trailblazing in the Shire; Good practice; The scoop on Southampton; A quality conference; Coventry corner; Resource for supplementary schools; Volunteering; A passion for peer participation; Zion tuition thrives; Tamil taking hold; Spotlight on… Ali Udin; Tackling issues in language learning; Belonging… a big hit; Congratulations to Queens Park Bangladesh Association!; Funding; Training; Useful resources