Quality Mark Award
Quality Mark Award
I am delighted to inform you that Maiden Erlegh School has recently been awarded a Quality Mark Award. Despite the challenges we are facing, we have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure that we provide the best education possible for your children, and I am overjoyed that this hard work has been acknowledged.
Further information about the Quality Mark can be found below:
This national accreditation is awarded to schools which meet the Quality Mark Standard and will last for three years, after which a renewal assessment is required.
The Quality Mark promotes, supports and celebrates progress and improvements made by a school in English and mathematics. Without these ‘basic skills’ of good communication, English and mathematical skills, individuals are disadvantaged throughout their lives – as learners, in the workplace and as parents, consumers and citizens and so they form the ‘bedrock’ of a good education.
To achieve a Quality Mark, schools have to undergo an assessment, carried out by an external accredited assessor, against the 10 ‘Elements’ of the Quality Mark framework. These cover key aspects of the school’s improvement agenda, including the identification and analysis of the school’s needs; strategic planning; target setting for improvement; intervention and support for pupils under-achieving or under-attaining; provision of quality in both teaching and in resources; staff development; and active engagement with families. Effective monitoring and evaluation are also required - particularly to achieve renewal when continuing development by the school and evidence of impact of actions must be demonstrated.
Nicola Morris, Quality Mark National Director
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our incredible staff for their continued hard work which has secured this prestigious award.
Mr P Gibson