Hertford Regional College (HRC) are delighted to announce the appointment of Nick Buckland OBE as the new Chair of the Board of Corporation, as of 1st August 2021. Nick will be taking over from Mike Carver, who is stepping down after more than 10 years in the role.
Nick brings a wealth of experience to the position, alongside a keen interest in the further education sector, from both a personal and a business perspective. As an experienced Chair, Trustee and Director of a wide range of organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors, he offers considerable expertise in governance, innovation and technology across a variety of industrial and commercial sectors.
Originally educated as a Mathematician, Nick worked in the IT industry for a number of years, in commercial solutions, high performance computing, virtual reality and the internet. Making a career change in the mid 1990’s, he developed a portfolio career working with many different organisations. He retains an interest in education, the arts, transport, agriculture and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
A Fellow of a number of professional bodies and a Chartered Engineer, Manager and Information Technology Practitioner, Nick was appointed OBE in 2009 for services to Innovation and Technology. As a product of the further education sector himself, with fond memories of completing his A-Levels at College, he has maintained a passion for further education throughout his career.
In welcoming Nick, HRC would also like to thank departing Corporation Chair, Mike Carver for his hard work and commitment to HRC over many years.
Nick is keen to build on the success already achieved at HRC and is looking forward to following in the footsteps of those who have done great things for Hertford Regional College.
We are delighted to announce that one of our Motor Vehicle lecturers, Andreas Anastasi, has been shortlisted for the Teacher of the Year award at the prestigious TES Awards.
These awards recognise the most outstanding individuals and institutions that the further education sector has to offer and we are thrilled that Andreas has been recognised for all of his hard work and commitment.
TES head of FE Julia Belgutay commented, “Further education providers have excelled in what has been a truly challenging year, and the amazing individuals, teams and institutions on our TES FE Awards shortlist showcase that. Our judges were highly impressed with the calibre of entries and I want to congratulate everyone who has made the shortlist – it is a brilliant achievement."
The awards ceremony will be held virtually on Friday 28th May 2021. We wish Andreas the very best of luck on the day!
Dear Parents / Carers / Students
As young people return to College full-time, we have put in place a range of protective measures to reduce the risk of transmission. We will also be engaging fully with the NHS Test & Trace process and will work closely with the local Health Protection Team of Public Health England and the local authority to ensure that any confirmed cases are reported without delay.
Tuition Fund Statement 2022-23
What is the tuition fund?
The coronavirus (COVID-19) 16 to 19 tuition fund is a fund allocated to all 16 to 19 institutions who receive annual funding allocations from the ESFA for the provision of 16 to 19 education, specifically to mitigate the disruption to learning due to COVID-19. The funding is targeted at students in most need, offering small group tuition to recover lost learning.
The following activities are supported by the tuition fund:
- Small groups and one-to-one tuition
- Tuition in maths, English and other academic subjects
- Tuition in non-academic subjects, such as exam preparation
- Tuition in vocational courses.
Who is eligible to access support through the tuition find?
The following students are edible for tuition via the 16 to 19 tuition fund:
- Students that have not achieved a grade 6 in GCSE English and/or GCSE maths at age 16 and who need catch up support
- Students from the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country (based on the index of multiple deprivation) and who need catch up support
- Students that are economically disadvantaged who meet the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund eligibility criteria and who need catch up support to reach their full potential (even where prior attainment is high)
- Students aged 19 to 24 who have an education, health and care (EHC) plan, subject to meeting the eligibility for the fund.
HRC will support students using the tuition fund in line with the eligibility outlined above via small group and one to one tutoring in English, maths and vocational areas. Small group support sessions will also be made available to support students in non- academic subjects including examination preparation and success.
All tuition fund sessions will be recorded and monitored at curriculum level via the College’s performance review process. The College will ensure that it is not just ‘at risk’ students who access support, but also those who require support to achieve higher grades and skills.