- What is the Behaviour Quality Mark?
The Lancashire Behaviour Quality Mark can be achieved at Gold or Silver standard. It is a process of external accreditation that provides schools with an evidenced benchmark of their schools performance in all aspects of behaviour in school.
The Quality Mark has been trialled and moderated in Lancashire schools and is fully cross referenced with the current Ofsted criteria.
- What are the benefits?
The Lancashire Behaviour Quality Mark has a range of benefits:
- It provides schools with external validation of the standards of behaviour and behaviour systems in the school. The accreditation process fully supports school self evaluation processes
- The accreditation process supports schools to prepare their own analysis of behaviour in their school. The materials used in the process can be reused each year and provide benchmarked guidance with clear indication of the expectations of both gold and silver behaviour
- The end product of the accreditation process will give schools very clear strategies to enable them to further improve and develop behaviour systems in their school
- The process engages a range of key school stakeholders in the evaluation process
- What does the process involve?
Participating schools will be provided with the Lancashire Behaviour Quality Mark accreditation materials. Schools will be asked to provide evidence of their current practice against a set of assessment criteria for silver and gold standard. An example of section 1 is attached to this area above. The Quality Mark looks at 6 key areas:
- School policy
- Attitudes to learning
- Conduct around school
- Pupil support and intervention systems
- Staff support and development
Each area contains criteria for gold and silver standard. A set of questionnaires for key stakeholders, for example, staff, Governors, Pupils, Parents supports the evidence gathering process. The materials also provide schools with very clear guidance on the type of evidence that is required.
Once schools feel that they have sufficient evidence to meet the standard an accreditation day will be arranged with a Lancashire Behaviour and Attendance Consultant. Schools can also choose to access the support of a behaviour and attendance consultant in the evidence gathering stage or with follow up actions. Schools wanting to move from silver to gold standard may decide to access additional support to secure this higher level of accreditation.
On the accreditation day your behaviour and attendance consultant will look at the evidence you have provided against the assessment criteria. This will also be validated by observations around school on the day of the visit. A key element of all accreditation days will be a meeting with the senior leader in charge of behaviour and informal discussions with pupils.
Once achieved the standard will be valid for three years.
Contact Lorimer or Helen for more information