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Quality Mark – Rustam School and Learning Development Centre
April 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Today we celebrate the achievement of Rustam School and Learning & Development Centre!
Quality Recognition Meeting took place on 4th March 2020, attended by following scrutineers:
Joy Collins – former Team Leader, the Ethnic Minority Achievement Service (EMAS)
Pascale Vassie OBE – NRCSE Executive Director
Observational visits performed on:
1st Feb 2020 by Dr Mon Partovi for Rustam School, and
11th Jan 2020 by Dr Mon Partovi for Learning & Development Centre
The NRCSE Quality Mark builds on successful adherence to safeguarding standards. Quality assured schools are visited and teaching is observed by a registered Quality Mark mentor; evidence of the learning environment, teaching and financial management are presented for external scrutiny by educational and governance experts.
The NRCSE Quality Mark builds on local authorities’ own safeguarding requirements under Section 11 of the Children’s Act 2004 and addresses eight standards in educational provision:
- Creating and effective learning environment,
2. Teaching and learning,
3. Recording and celebrating achievement,
5. Planning including monitoring and evaluation,
6. Staff and volunteer management,
7. Safeguarding, and
8. Financial management.
The NRCSE provides self-evaluation resources, online guidance and downloadable templates to every supplementary school upon joining the NRCSE. Contact details for agencies providing support in the school’s local authority area are also provided. The latest information on Covid-19 and how isolation can affect children is available from the London Safeguarding Children Board. The NSPCC has recently updated their toolkit of safeguarding standards and guidance in line with Section 11 guidelines so that is a good place to start if your having difficulties making contact with your local safeguarding children partnership. Section 11 of the Children Act 2004 places duties on a range of organisations and individuals to ensure their functions, and any services that they contract out to others, are discharged having regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. You can contact your local safeguarding children partnership to obtain details of the support provided in your area to meet these standards.
In order to apply for an NRCSE Quality Mark a supplementary school must:
- keep children safe and meet local Section 11 requirements,
- provide up-to-date information on the services it provides, and
- have received a visit from an appropriate person*.
Following a Recognition Meeting, where a portfolio of evidence is presented to experts, the school will receive a detailed report highlighting good practice and containing recommendations for development. This information is publicly available on the NRCSE Online Directory of Supplementary Schools unless the supplementary school has provided a written request not to be publicly listed.