“It’s very much current. As a National Leader of Education looking at policy, the Quality Mark agenda reflects national policy and absolutely dovetails with pedagogy but also has the flexibility other accreditations or processes are unable to offer. Quality Mark has moved with the times."
- Liz Bramley, Headteacher, Oakdene Primary
Number of settings that have been awarded their Quality Mark
of accredited schools would recommend Quality Mark
For early years, primary, secondary, special schools and extended services providers.
Provide the framework and guidance to support continuous improvement and ensure English and mathematics priorities are being addressed
Evidence your setting's quality improvement, ready for inspection and ensure rigorous self-evaluation identifies strengths, prioritises key areas for development and identifies the impact of your practice.
Receive valuable recognition from your community of the impact of the work of leaders, managers and practitioners in improving the quality of provision, and celebrate their commitment.
Achieve and embed a consistent approach to quality improvement for the whole school or setting with this all-phase framework for UK and global education markets.
Receive an external evaluation of the quality of practice and provision in your setting; validate priorities; and challenge approaches to continuous improvement.
Benefit from a framework founded on educational research and internationally shared views of effective teaching and learning.
“Working towards these respected external quality marks was a key driver to our school and the teams. Completing the Quality Mark gave a focus to the English and maths teams, each using the framework as a tool for self-evaluation and to inform actions to support them continuing to improve and move forward on our journey to excellence.”
School of Research Science
Nan Billingham, Governor & RSI Projects Lead
Quality Mark provides an opportunity to review our work, especially around the interventions for maths, communication, language, literacy and parental involvement. It celebrated the work we do, whilst also identifying an area for improvement.This process is excellent for schools. It gives an independent evaluation of the school procedures and ethos, which helps with Ofsted, as we have been externally assessed and are able to reflect on our practice.
Sandy Lane Nursery and Forest School
Quality Mark has the benefit of ensuring children are being taught basic skills well and that any gaps in attainment and progress are identified early; it also ensures that we are forever striving for improvement.
Rush Green Primary School
Lisa Humpheryes, Deputy Headteacher
It was a really helpful tool for reflection on our setting in Budapest. I appreciated the emphasis on practitioners’ understanding of child development. The self-assessment tool is really useful and it made me think about what is in place currently in our setting and also where we need to make improvements. It is certainly a useful tool for schools to use.
British International School, Budapest
Early Years Leader and Nord Anglia Teaching Fellow
This process is excellent for schools. It gives an independent evaluation of the school procedures and ethos, which helps with inspection, as we have been externally assessed and are able to reflect on our practice.
West Yorkshire Junior School