Quality Mark

The HA Quality Mark: recognising and promoting high quality history provision in schools. The HA Quality Mark is a recognised and valued award which provides a framework for success whether you are looking to gain the acknowledgement you deserve or are looking to improve your history provision. Read more

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  • Quality Mark temporary suspension 2021

    7th January 2021

    In light of the new Covid lockdown restrictions from January 2021, it has become necessary sadly to again suspend the Quality Mark. This is with immediate effect and the situation will be reviewed at the end of March. It is still possible to register for the Quality Mark and gain...

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  • Royal Historical Society Quality Mark Bursaries for 2021

    4th December 2020

    Following their funding of 8 Quality Mark schools as part of their 175th anniversary celebrations, we are delighted to announce that the Royal Historical Society will be kindly providing a new set of bursaries for another 8 schools to undertake the Quality Mark in 2021. The HA Quality Mark scheme provides...

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  • RHS bursary-funded Quality Mark impact report

    5th October 2020

    In 2018, the Royal Historical Society (RHS) kindly agreed to sponsor a group of 7 secondary schools to undertake the Quality Mark Process as part of their 150th anniversary celebrations. These schools completed the assessment in 2019. As part of the evaluation of the sponsorship, research into the impact of undertaking...

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  • Become a Quality Mark School: Secondary

    Multipage Article

    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...

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  • Secondary Quality Mark: Meet our assessors

    Multipage Article

    Being assessed can be scary – but inviting your QM assessor into school shouldn't feel like this! Our assessors, made up of carefully selected experienced history education professionals from across the primary and secondary sector, are keen to help schools celebrate what they do well and to share the good...

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  • Secondary Quality Mark: Exemplar applicationsĀ & case studies

    Multipage Article

    Just as we model examples for our pupils, we understand that knowing what a QM gold or silver school looks like is just as important to any school thinking about taking part. In this section you will find a selection of full QM case studies as well as a number...

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  • Quality Mark in the news

    Multipage Article

    A school's pride in gaining the History Quality Mark is often shared by the wider community through the local press and school websites and newsletters, some of which are featured in this section.  Some QM schools have also worked with us to produce journal articles providing insights into the Quality Mark process...

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  • Support materials for schools undertaking the Quality Mark

    Multipage Article

    Once you've made the choice to register or to talk to senior leaders about registering your school to take part in the HA Quality Mark, explaining the process to other members of staff will be important. Sometimes you may have to make a case. To make your task as easy...

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  • Register of schools holding the Quality Mark

    Multipage Article

    See our full register of awarded Quality Mark Schools, updated monthly. Each school holds their QM status for 3 years from the date of award.

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