The self-review tool provides schools with an invaluable opportunity to review their SMSC provision. It will indicate opportunities to enhance provision. The verification visit provides an independent, expert triangulation of the self-review and ensures that the school’s self-review is in line with national guidance and with other schools across the country.
It also allows schools to use the National SMSC Quality Mark logo to acknowledge and celebrate their SMSC provision and provides a unique opportunity for school improvement and CPD.
As noted above, for a relatively small additional fee we anticipate that many schools will also seek to engage the coaching/professional development discussion with an independent expert, who can help signpost you to other national and local resources and suggest ways that SMSC provision may be further enhanced.