Thursday, 19 June 2014

We did it!- QiSS Advanced Status

We have achieved another important milestone here in Sheffield and we can’t wait to share the news!

Some of you may be aware of the QiSS (Quality in Study Support) Awards. For those who haven’t come across it previously, QiSS is a national quality assurance framework that schools and learning organisations can utilise to demonstrate that they deliver quality provision that makes a real difference to children and young people.

The achievement of the thee quality marks demonstrates excellence in a variety of areas including raising attainment and achievement and engaging learners with a variety of needs. The Sheffield CU team have been working towards the final level (Advanced) of a 3 step Quality in Study Support (QiSS) award for the past year and after following a very rigorous external validation process we are thrilled to announce that we were awarded Advanced status!

Both Helen and I were overwhelmed with the fantastic feedback we received from the panel, and are so proud to achieved such an important milestone here in Sheffield. We have found the QiSS process so valuable in informing our development and allowing us identify and address gaps in our provision.

Achieving this award would not have been possible without the help of our critical friend Anita de Brouwer, and the attendees at our panel yesterday - Debra and students from Firth Park, Roger from Concord Music and Kulvinder, parent of one of our Passport to Learning children. Special thanks to Steve and Malin Bridge Primary for allowing us to visit their fantastic activities yesterday.

And also thank you to all of our schools, Learning Destinations, partners and parents/carers for being so instrumental in the development of CU here in Sheffield and helping us grow such a fantastic project. We couldn’t be more proud!

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