The Quality Mark is an award first introduced to education providers in 1997 and now over 3,000 schools/settings/childminders are successfully accredited. The award celebrates and supports continuous improvement in literacy and numeracy. It is awarded to a setting or school to recognise its provision, practice and performance in literacy and numeracy, and is valid for three years. A setting or school must demonstrate a whole school approach to improving standards in literacy and numeracy, with evidence of the impact of its approaches.
What is it and what does it contain?
The Quality Mark provides a framework to promote, support and celebrate the improvement of literacy and mathematics in schools and other education providers. This core guidance booklet explains all the requirements and outlines the processes needed for such a provider to achieve accreditation of a Quality Mark award.
Who is it for?
This booklet is aimed at local authority assessors for the Quality Mark award, and schools/settings pursuing an initial accreditation or seeking to renew an existing QM award.
If you would like information on how to apply for the award, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest. You can also go to www.qm-alliance.co.uk for further information and useful downloads.