Centres of Assessment Excellence

A growing number of schools are working with us as part of our Centres of Assessment Excellence programme to deliver a whole-pupil approach to assessment.

Centres of Assessment Excellence will use our assessments to gain a complete understanding of each individual learner’s needs including attitude, ability and attainment. This allows teachers to make informed teaching and learning decisions and to track progress effectively over time. It also provides evidence of progress to Ofsted and key stakeholders such as parents and governors.

Why become a Centre of Assessment Excellence:

Centres of Assessment Excellence ensure the best possible outcomes for pupils. Schools can join our network of partners and share experiences and learn from others. They support schools in their surrounding area to develop good assessment practice that can contribute to raising standards.

Our current Centres of Assessment Excellence:

We are pleased to be working in partnership with the following schools:

Centres of Assessment Excellence programme tiers:

There are four tiers for the Centres of Assessment Excellence programme:

  1. Full Accredited Centre of Assessment Excellence
  2. GL Advocate Partner
  3. GL Training Partner
  4. GL Training Venue

Further information on these tiers and what they involve is provided below:

1. Full Accredited Centre of Assessment Excellence

What you will receive:

  • An invitation to attend 2 x NAC conference (one ticket FOC to each event)
  • An official GL plaque on wall
  • 25% discount on GL Assessments
  • Free access to staff on training workshops held at your school (up to 4 per session)

What we will require from you:

  • Be an accredited GL Training venue for workshops / seminars and provide a free venue for ten GL Training workshops per annum including promoting these workshops to your network of schools
  • Will have the option to deliver a GL training workshop / develop and deliver own accredited training workshop (subject to any necessary training)
  • Agree to minimum 2 speaker slots per year at conferences hosted by GL Assessment or on behalf of GL Assessment
  • Contribute to research and development at GL Assessment
  • Provide us with minimum 1 case study per year
  • Provide us with minimum 1 blog per year
  • To be a contact for magazines and other media wishing to interview schools using our assessments and/or providing assistance in the creation of prewritten articles for publication in the press
  • Allow GL Assessment to film assessments in action at your school
  • Be a media contact for any press articles looking for efficacy articles


2. GL Advocate Partner

What you will receive:

  • 15% discount on GL Assessments
  • An invitation to attend one NAC conference (one ticket FOC)
  • First option to pilot any new assessments or reports
  • GL logo for your school

What we will require from you:

  • Provide minimum 1 testimonial
  • Provide minimum 1 blog / press article
  • Host a focus group at the school
  • Contribute to research and development
  • Agree to minimum 2 speaker slots at regional / national / international GL conferences


3. GL Training Partner

What you will receive:

  • 15% discount on GL Assessments
  • Free access for 2 delegates on each training workshop held at your school
  • An invitation to attend one NAC conference (one ticket FOC)
  • GL logo for your school

What we will require from you:

  • Be an Accredited GL Training venue and provide a free venue for ten GL Training workshops per annum including promoting these workshops to your network of schools
  • Host a seminar / event option at the school
  • Support delivery of GL Assessment training workshops (subject to any necessary training)
  • Contribute to research and development of training workshops
  • Provide minimum 1 testimonial

4. GL Training Venue

What you will receive:

  • One free delegate space at each workshop held at their school
  • Half price entry for additional delegates - £50 per delegate
  • 10% discount on first GL purchase

What we will require from you:

  • Provide a free venue for ten GL Training workshops per annum including promoting these workshops to your network of schools


How to become a Centre of Assessment Excellence:

To nominate your school to be a Centre of Assessment Excellence, please download and complete a copy of our nomination form (Right-click and 'Save Target as...') and e-mail this to GLTraining@gl-assessment.co.uk.

You will need to select your chosen tier level and explain your reasoning for this which will be reviewed by our team who will then contact you in due course.