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  • Quality Mark

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    Young people and schools need quality historical provision. The Historical Association Quality Mark (QM) is all about recognition of the excellent history provision you the teacher, your department and your school offer young people. The Quality Mark provides a framework for success whether you are looking to gain the acknowledgement...

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  • Quality Mark: Terms & Conditions

    Article

    Terms and Conditions: please read carefully before you apply 1. Your school must be a corporate member of the Historical Association and your digital Quality Mark Profile will be attached to your online membership account. The expectation is that schools will continue their corporate membership of the HA throughout the...

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  • Quality Mark Registration

    Article

    Welcome to Quality Mark Registration. Registering your school/department to take part in the Historical Association Quality Mark couldn't be easier. The cost is easy to spread. Simply pay £200 plus VAT now to register and the final £300 plus VAT upon assessment. The total cost of registration inclusive of VAT...

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  • Become a Quality Mark School

    Multipage Article

    We are pleased to announce that registration for the Historical Association Quality Mark is now open. The Quality Mark is an award that recognises the excellence of history provision at Primary and Secondary schools.

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  • Celebrating Success: Quality Mark

    Article

    London Fields is a larger than average primary school situated in Hackney, east London. The school was rated Outstanding by Ofsted in 2011 and again in 2015. The school has a challenging context with free school meals, minority ethnic groups and English as an Additional Language all far in excess...

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  • Primary Oustanding Providers

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    Cranmer Primary is a large two-form entry primary school situated on the edge of Mitcham.The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is average. Over half of pupils come from minority ethnic backgrounds and a high proportion do not speak English at home. The proportion of pupils who have...

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  • Primary Outstanding History Providers

    Multipage Article

    What does it mean to be an outstanding provider of primary history? What does this look like? The best way to answer these questions is to see for yourself. N.B. This unit was produced a number of years ago and shows some examples of what Ofsted considered outstanding history teaching....

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  • Primary Outstanding History Providers

    Multipage Article

    What does it mean to be an outstanding provider of primary history? What does this look like? The best way to answer these questions is to see for yourself. N.B. This unit was produced a number of years ago and shows some examples of what Ofsted considered outstanding history. We...

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  • Primary Outstanding History Providers

    Multipage Article

    What does it mean to be an outstanding provider of primary history? What does this look like? The best way to answer these questions is to see for yourself. N.B. This unit was produced a number of years ago and shows some examples of what Ofsted considered outstanding history. We...

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  • Quality Mark Case Study: All Saints

    Multipage Article

    All Saints Church of England Primary School is situated within the heart of the industrial West Midlands.  The ethnic and cultural diversity of the catchment area is rich and varied.  The socio-economic background is also wide-ranging though predominantly from socially deprived homes.  A small percentage of the school population are...

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  • Quality Mark Case Study: Ashton Gate Primary School

    Multipage Article

    Ashton Gate is a larger than average-sized primary school in Bristol. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is below average. Those from minority ethnic groups, with English as a second language, eligible for pupil premium and with special educational needs form groups that are...

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  • Quality Mark Case Study: Knowsley Junior School

    Article

    Thoughts on the QM Process Knowsley Junior SchoolHi, my name is Liz Oliver and I have led the Quality Mark Process for Knowsley Junior School. We were delighted to be visited and awarded a QM Gold Award. You can find a selection of materials from our portfolio plus our final...

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  • Quality Mark Case Study: Sketchley Hill Primary

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    Quality Mark Evaluation - Sketchley Hill Primary SchoolThe ExperienceBefore setting out on the Quality Mark project, we felt that history already had a high-profile throughout the school. As a subject leader I was lucky that the staff and pupils were enthusiastic about all things historical. The opportunity to complete the...

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  • Quality Mark Case Study: Summercourt Academy

    Article

    Summercourt Academy - Quality Mark ReflectionWhen Jonathan asked, ‘Why did I take part?' it really made me consider my initial reasons. I hadn't considered where this experience would take me.I often looked at the HA website for ideas.  When I saw the pilot I read the HA audit and realized...

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  • Quality Mark: Interview with an Assessor

    16th January 2017

    As the HA Quality Marks’ second full year draws to a close and we begin to see a number of school joining the QM community, we decided to have a chat with primary QM assessor Bev Forrest  for some of her thoughts on the QM programme.  Some schools tell us...

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  • Register of Quality Mark Holding Schools

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    Below is a full register of awarded Quality Mark Schools. This register is updated monthly. Each school holds their status for 3 years from the date of award. Primary Knowsley Juniors  - Oldham  - Gold  - November 2014 Priory School - Dorset  - Silver  - January 2015 Summercourt – Cornwall...

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  • The Assessor Angle

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    As the HA Quality Marks’ second full year draws to a close and we begin to see a number of schools joining the QM community, we decided to have a chat with Quality Mark assessor Alun Morgan for some of his thoughts on the programme. Alun has worked in history...

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  • The QM School Angle

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    When Quality Mark assessor Sue Temple visited Episkopi Primary School in Cyprus, she was immediately struck by the history work and displays that appeared throughout the school.  When she asked how this was achieved, subject leader Rebecca Ross introduced her to the schools' history homework take-away menus.  In this article,...

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  • Why Do the History Quality Mark?

    Article

    If you are thinking about participating in the history Quality Mark and are weighing up the potential benefits, don't take our word for it, read this short article from Quality Mark assessor Tim Lomas and a selection of our Quality Mark Schools. 

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