NRCSE is a national strategic and support organisation for community-led supplementary schools and the wider supplementary education sector across England.
The primary aim of the NRCSE is to provide support and guidance to community-led initiatives offering supplementary education to children; enabling them to deliver safe, effective and sustainable services and to raise their profile among mainstream schools and other children’s services. We provide a service to out-of-school settings (primarily, but not exclusively, led by Black, Asian, refugee and minority communities) enabling them to access appropriate support and training at times and in locations that are convenient to them.
We aim for all out-of-school settings in England that are active and offering curriculum and/or mother-tongue tuition to be encouraged to join NRCSE, adhere to a code of safe practice and complete quality assurance that is rigorous, nationally recognised, developmental and responsive to their needs.
Our ideal is for appropriate, rigorous and developmental quality assurance to be available for all out-of-school educational provision (including faith instruction and privately-run tutoring) so that parents and children have access to real options to address educational disadvantage and underachievement that are not determined by socio-economic status; as is presently the case.
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NRCSE facilitates the only nationally-recognised quality assurance scheme targeted specifically at providers of out-of-school education – the NRCSE Quality Mark. Since 2012, 520 organisations have completed basic safeguarding standards with 78 moving on to a higher award. Quality assured settings are listed on our online directory of supplementary schools according to region and subjects offered.
To discuss how we can support local authorities, community organisations, individuals and faith groups to manage safe and effective educational opportunities that support communities and children in achieving their true potential, get in touch.