Tribal's Quality Mark Improvement Route provides schools with objective, highly skilled Improvement Specialists as well as the framework to promote continuous quality improvement in line with the school's priorities.
It increases your capacity to improve and provides you with evidence that improvement is taking place.
Provide the framework and guidance to support continuous improvement and ensure English and maths priorities are being addressed.
Evidence your school'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 support, advice and guidance from credible and highly skilled Improvement Specialists in a way that increases the capacity of your leadership and staff.
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.
Get an independent external evaluation of the quality of provision in English and mathematics; validate priorities; and receive clear feedback and targets to support your improvement journey.
Benefit from an improvement framework founded on educational research and internationally shared views of effective teaching and learning that supports your staff's development in the provision of English and mathematics.
Quality Mark activity can stand alone or complement and integrate with other local and/or national initiatives to improve pupils' achievements. A Quality Mark Improvement Visit is carried out for the sole purpose of supporting continuous improvement and is a bespoke model which is matched to your needs at the time of the visit. In collaboration with settings, Improvement Specialists will identify key areas of strength but mostly importantly, areas for improvement. This will be done by drawing upon (but not exclusively to):
• The extent to which settings are meeting the elements within the Quality Mark standards
• Previous Quality Mark reports (if applicable)
• Inspection report/s
• Local Authority improvement reports
• Other external reports ie. Consultants, other quality standards
• Data – internal and external
All practitioners, and others involved with the setting should be involved in the journey. Involvement in the process contributes to the development of leadership and management skills such as communication, action planning, monitoring and evaluating, in a practical context and with a tangible outcome.
Leaders, trust board members and governing bodies will find that work undertaken as part of the Improvement Route offers a meaningful context in which to monitor and evaluate the quality of provision, practice and outcomes. It will also demonstrate how they are actively carrying out their role to drive continuous improvement.
Improvement Specialists will use the Quality Mark standard as the baseline assessment tool in all settings. This process will evaluate the setting’s overall quality of provision in English and mathematics. In doing this, Improvement Specialists will be able to provide settings with clear feedback and targets to promote further improvement and support their improvement journey. Once you have emerged into a good or better inspection status, you would then transfer onto the Quality Mark award pathway.
"We believe it provides an evaluative monitoring role which is important in maintaining a strong focus for school improvement and (the assessor) is a very experienced professional whose judgement we greatly value."
Judith Ratcliffe, Headteacher, Bilton Grange Primary School
"It’s very much current. 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."
Liz Bramley, Executive Head Teacher, Oakdene Primary and Infant School
"I feel that the benefits are many, the greatest being another pair of eyes, not working in the school, who can challenge, question and offer advice as to how we can improve further."
Helen Stokoe, Headteacher, Stannington First School
"I would highly recommend Quality Mark assessment as an ‘enhanced’ MOT/health check to drive forward improvement in literacy and numeracy standards. The periodic reviews are timely and the quality of feedback has been consistently outstanding over many years."
Steve Price, Headteacher, Westoe Crown Primary School