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Basic Skills Quality Mark

A strategic management tool to support a whole school approach to literacy and numeracy
Over 100 Liverpool schools and Early Years settings , many rated as Outstanding by Ofsted, currently hold the Basic Skills Quality Mark which provides invaluable support for self-review and improvement.

This national kite mark recognises a school’s commitment to the on-going development of pupils’ literacy and numeracy skills and provides valuable evidence of impact for OfSTED. There are close links to the September 2013 Ofsted School Inspection Framework.

A team of accredited Basic Skills Quality Mark assessors from School Improvement Liverpool is available to guide your school or Early Years setting through the process and undertake an initial award or re-assessment.

The award lasts for 3 years and the logo can be used on all school documentation.

What is the Basic Skills Quality Mark?
  • A framework for self-evaluation and continuous improvement of the basic skills of all pupils in a school, including those who underachieve and under attain
  • A conduit for CPD
The Basic Skills Quality Mark also supports:
  • Development of middle and senior leaders
  • Celebration of continuous improvement in literacy and numeracy
  • Recognition of provision, practice and performance in literacy and numeracy
  • Strengthening of self-evaluation and evidence base
The charge to Liverpool schools and settings is £500 +VAT for an initial award and £300 +VAT once every three years for renewal.

Charges include:
  • Initial assessor preparation
  • Advice and support on preparing self-audit documentation
  • Assessment visit by accredited BSQM assessor
  • Feedback to SLT.
There is also the opportunity to combine initial assessment of the Basic Skills Quality Mark with initial assessment of the Inclusion Charter Mark for £600 +VAT representing a significant saving for schools.
Further information e-mail stephanie.wells@liverpool.gov.uk.
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