Why Do the Quality Mark

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 you deserve, or whether you are looking to improve your provision. The QM framework provides a good analysis of the health of history in the school and pathways to success backed up by evidence and support. Schools have told us this is a really valuable process.  Not every school with quality history shouts loudly from the rooftops.  The Quality Mark has also proved an avenue for the quieter effective schools to be recognised and celebrated.  In short, the HA QM is professional development at its best.  Carried out by a trusted body, the Quality Mark provides a framework for encouraging creative and critical thinking about history in the school.   It is also personalised in adapting a set of criteria to the particular context.  It is far more cost effective than any general training event. In this section you will find full details about the programme and requirements, the benefits of becoming a QM school and how you can join the QM community.

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  • Why Do the History Quality Mark?

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    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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