Harrow Supplementary Schools' Forum

Harrow Supplementary Schools' Forum (HSSF) was established by Harrow Council. Its aim is to create a network of supplementary schools.

The forum aims to promote closer understanding between mainstream schools and supplementary schools. It does this by:

  • identifying training opportunities 
  • encouraging supplementary schools to gain the NRCSE quality mark. This is set by the National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education.

It is a national voluntary accreditation scheme. Membership is open to all schools that deliver supplementary education in Harrow. For further information refer to the HSSF Aims.

Training and mentoring supplementary schools

HSSF works closely with the NRCSE. They mentor supplementary schools to achieve the quality mark. This involves collecting evidence of the teaching and learning that takes place. Harrow's supplementary schools' mentors are available to support this process. The HSSF also works with the Harrow Safeguarding Children's Board (HSCB). They provide safeguarding training. Training is available with NRCSE.

The NRCSE quality mark is a voluntary accreditation scheme. It enhances and strengthens supplementary schools. The HSSF works with the NRCSE. Together they provide local support for supplementary schools to achieve the quality mark. For further information refer to the NRCSE.

Safeguarding students

The HSSF is committed to ensuring safeguarding young people is a priority. They work closely with Harrow Safeguarding Children's Board.