The Quality Mark aims to focus educational organisations to undertake effective self-evaluation and continuous improvement for English and mathematics, which drives better outcomes for pupils, their families and society.
The Quality Mark Framework has been developed in consultation with Local authorities, Multi Academy Trusts, practitioners and educational experts to provide a framework to promote, support and celebrate the improvement of English and mathematics from early years, through to Further Education Providers. It offers a pathways for each phase based on the unique offer of each stage of development of our young people.
As well as driving continuous improvement and celebrating excellence through its Award, the Quality Mark also acts as a guide for the improvement journey for settings identified as needing improvement, offering settings bespoke support, advice and guidance from credible and highly skilled Improvement Specialists.
Quality Mark continues to evolve with the ever-changing needs of educational settings and is responsive to the establishments it serves.
The guidance and audit tools reflect findings of studies which identify shared views of high quality English and mathematics provision and its short and long-term, positive impact on pupils’ learning.
Over 2,000 settings have embarked upon their Quality Mark journey and actively share their good practice within the network. Quality Mark is supported internationally by a team of Regional Directors and significant skilled Assessors across all phases around the globe.
Due to the ever-changing demands on education, Quality Mark ensures that it is at the forefront of thinking. In response to the needs of our settings, Quality Mark has moved to a virtual accreditation model which allows practitioners and stakeholders from the setting to contribute to the accreditation process. This hybrid model of accreditation offers the option for settings to buy into additional face to face support if it is required.
The accreditation is focussed on practitioners signposting evidence and taking part in detailed professional dialogue to support the evidence base. From our experience this allows schools and settings to really focus on the growth and development of staff rather than focussing on collating significant documentation.
Supporting you to assess your school, college or early years setting.
Improving your school, college or early years setting with expert advice and support
Maximising the impact of Training and Professional Development to empower your staff.
The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics provides easy access to high quality, evidence-based, maths-specific continuing professional development.
Class Measures delivers a range of school improvement packages including instructional quality school reviews and action planning.
Conducting independent reviews; developing inspection and evaluation frameworks; delivering professional development and educational improvement planning
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
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
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.
Sandy Lane Nursery and Forest School
“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, Executive Headteacher