Verification

Once you have completed the online self-review form, you may apply to have a member of our national team of verifiers come to your school to validate your assessment and discuss ways to improve provision. You will be able to secure a longer consultation time for extra coaching and support, to improve the SMSC provision for your pupils, upon payment of a slightly higher fee.

  • Verification: £495.00* + VAT
  • Verification plus consultation with SMSC lead/Headteacher: £635.00* + VAT

*As we have a limited number of verifiers to cover the whole country, we may need to charge travel costs depending on the location of your school. This will be discussed and agreed when you book your verification.

Upon payment of the verification fee you will be contacted by a member of our team to arrange a suitable date for a half-day school visit by a verifier.

The verifier will review the evidence from the self-review, then discuss strengths and areas for further SMSC development, which will be summarised in a short report. Schools do not have to produce volumes of evidence.

Verifiers will agree a final ‘level’. This will be confirmed by our Quality Assurance team who will review the final report before it is sent to you. Schools will then be presented with a certificate and will be entitled to use the logo on their website, documentation etc.

The verifier’s role is primarily one of affirmation, to support the school’s own self-reflection. The verification visit provides an independent, expert triangulation of the self-review and ensures that the schools’ self-review is in line with national guidance and with other schools across the country.

‘So many quality marks are laborious and the providers do not provide much support, but I felt with this QM I was supported and all the work I had done had been very purposeful and not at all onerous.’  (Hillcrest Primary School)

  • Verification: £495.00* + VAT 
  • Verification plus consultation with SMSC lead/Headteacher: £635.00* + VAT
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Our verification team

Yvonne Richards

Chair of panel

Yvonne is Director of Programmes and Learning at Young Citizens.

Victoria Quijada

Quality Mark Manager

Victoria has been involved in education for over 15 years, mainly as a primary teacher.

Azam Ali

Verifier

Azam has led RE, Citizenship and SMSC and trained other schools on outstanding practice.

Abbie Underwood

Verifier

Abbie is a SMSC leader within an all through academy, who received the first SMSC Gold Quality Mark.

Brian Crisell

Verifier

Brian’s MA dissertation was based on Spiritual Development in the secondary School curriculum

Carol Catton

Verifier

Carol has led the Healthy Schools programmes and co-ordinated Rights Respecting Schools.

David Brandrick

Verifier

David is currently SMSC strategic lead across a number of schools within a trust.

David Rees

Verifier

David believes that self-confidence and self-esteem are essential to learning.

Janet Palmer

Verifier

Janet was an HMI for 11 years and the national lead for PSHE.

John Rees

Verifier

John is passionately committed to enhancing the achievement and life chances of young people.

Jayne Wright

Verifier

Jayne was formerly the PSHE Adviser for Herts County Council

Kerry Hill

Verifier

Kerry is head teacher at Eyres Monsell Primary School, a city school in Leicester.

Linda Cowie

Verifier

Linda has taught in schools since 1989 and has been a senior leader for may years.

Marguerite Heath

Verifier

Marguerite has been a headteacher and adviser. She conceived and developed Go-Givers.

Meg Henry

Verifier

Meg has been teaching since 1988 in the Primary and Secondary sectors.

Mal Krishnasamy

Verifier

Formerly a senior leader in London, Mal is an independent education consultant & executive coach.

Mai Kennedy

Verifier

Mai has worked in Education for over 20 years and has been a County Consultant for PSHE and RSE.

Meg Marshall

Verifier

Meg recently retired from headship, having moved two schools ofsted results from RI to Good.

Roy Huggins

Verifier

Roy is a an outstanding teacher with 26 Years of experience of working in challenging schools.

Ruth Le Breton

Verifier

Ruth Le Breton is a former primary teacher with over 18 years’ experience of teaching and training.

Richard Palmer

Verifier

Richard is a lecturer at the University of Cumbria and an independent consultant.

Rachel Tomlinson

Verifier

Rachel Tomlinson is the headteacher of Barrowford Primary School in East Lancashire.

Siân Rowland

Verifier

Siân Rowland,is a former deputy head teacher and Local Authority adviser.

Sandra Saint

Verifier

Sandra is a co-Director of Golden Tree CIC and an advocate of positive personal development.

Apply to become a verifier

Due to the interest in the SMSC Quality Mark we are seeking educationalists with the appropriate experience and expertise to act as verifiers.

If you would like to join our team please click on the button below.

Training will be provided.

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