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Primary and Secondary Quality Marks

Quality Marks

NEW Revised Primary and Secondary Geography Quality Mark Frameworks

The Quality Mark assessment frameworks have been updated in the light of recent Ofsted guidance, Teacher Standards and National College of School Leadership advice. They are also now designed to link with the Global Learning Programme.

The Primary and Secondary Geography Quality Marks are awards which recognise quality and progress in geography leadership, curriculum development, learning and teaching in school. As well as acknowledging excellence within a whole school, they also indicate effective team leadership and high quality geography teaching.

The self-assessment frameworks can be used as a tool for reviewing the school or department and can identify areas where geography teaching and learning can be improved. They are freely available as tools to all GA members.

At secondary level, the whole team takes part in an ongoing process of curriculum review, identifying priorities for departmental CPD, sharing good practice around a framework for encouraging creative and critical thinking about curriculum making and developing a dynamic, relevant KS3.

"... Within my own department, the SGQM was both a fantastic CPD and self evaluation process. As a team we were able to reflect on and evaluate our current practice ..."

GA members are entitled to free access to the Quality Mark VLEs, password-protected websites containing self-evaluation forms, action plans and exemplar materials. Contact Julie Beattie to request login details.

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