Adopting the Quality Mark
The Quality Mark is a standard has been developed in partnership with Leeds City College. It comprises 11 elements ranging from Governance and Strategy, the review process for different groups, and how providers engage with parents and stakeholders. Each element enables providers to focus on key aspects of provision with accompanying evidence. Adopting the Quality Mark involves the completion of an audit toolkit and a 2-4 day assessment visit carried out by a credible assessor with extensive educational leadership and/or inspection experience.
The Quality Mark Assessor carries out an on-site visit to validate activity as set out in the self-evaluation audit tool. Through this process, professional dialogue and evidence review enables providers to gain a deep insight into the strengths and areas for improvement of their English and mathematics provision.
As a provider, you will be awarded the Quality Mark when you demonstrate that the criteria for all 11 elements of the framework are met and provide evidence that participation in the award has had a positive impact on provision and practice.
All practitioners, and others involved with the provider, whether paid or voluntary, should be involved in helping to achieve the Quality Mark award. Involvement in the process will contribute to the development of leadership and management skills such as auditing, action planning, monitoring and evaluating, in a practical context and with a tangible outcome.