Primary and Secondary Quality Marks
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.
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.
The GA is a partner in the Global Learning Programme
When you register for the QM’s for 2014 you will be able to use the QM process and framework to gain the QM award, GLP Partner School status or GLP Expert Centre status. QM accreditation could also lead to recognition for teachers as GLP Lead Practitioners.
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