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.
*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)
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.
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