Hamstead Hall Academy in Handsworth Wood is one of our first partner organisations.
Our work began in 2004 and the partnership is built on trust. The strength of this partnership was recognised by a study conducted by the London Metropolitan University that stated that 'CEDF' Saturday complementary school is managed with the professionalism of a maintained school.
CEDF has excellent links with the school's management team and is grateful to the school for opening it's doors to CEDF and seeing the potential in ideas."
CEDF is a member of this body which provides on-line information, practical advice, support, signposting and training services to charities and third sector organisations. It is a valuable source of information for the overall charity governance.
CEDF have been in partnership with the University of Birmingham over the last two years. Our last project involved CEDF collaborating in the funded research project ‘Investigating discourses of inheritance and identity in four multilingual European settings’ which has produced important findings which have already been presented at high profile events such as the Committee for Linguistics in Education (CLiE). This Committee, which is a joint committee of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain and the British Association for Applied Linguistics, aims to explore and evaluate ways in which linguistics might contribute to developing the school curriculum and the professional training of teachers.
We have have the opportunity to work alongside Newman College. A teacher training day with the PGCE students was held at CEDF in which a report was conducted by a PGCE student "A reflective report on the teaching approach and the role of CEDF in relation to mainstream schools and its impact on the community"
The National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education (NRC) is a strategic and support organisation for the supplementary education sector across England. With funding and support from the Department for Children, Schools and Families and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, it aims to champion excellence, innovation and partnership in supplementary education.
The RSA has a long history of innovation in education, from pioneering national examinations from 1850, to its work on education for industry in the 1970s and the more recent development of the Opening Minds competency framework.
Building on our 250 year history as a beacon for enlightenment values, we undertake influential and varied research projects and host the UK’s most ambitious free lecture series. Our work is supported by 27,000 Fellows, an international network of influencers and innovators from every field and background.
CEDF was approached by the education leader for assistance with the curriculum development, teaching, learning and Safeguarding. Together with Dr J S Nagra, retired teacher and examiner and author of panjabi texts, CEDF delivered two days of training workshops to the Panjabi school, thus enabling the school to benefit from sharing of best pracice.
Mr Gurjit Gill and Dr Nagra offered their time on a totally voluntarily basis. They presented a framework model under Safety, Quality and Delivery, which includes a code of conduct for everyone. Items included health and safety, child protection policies, management framework, national curriculum, teacher assessment and recruitment plus learning and development together with a continuous development programme.
This was successfully presented and launched by Gurjit Gill and Dr Nagra in August 2013 to the congregation.
The Centre for Education Success at BTEG works to raise the educational standards of children and young people from black and minority ethnic communities. The CES commissioned a report to investigate examples of partnerships between supplementary schools and maintained schools in 2008. The case study can be viewed at: