Assessment Excellence Programme

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

Excellence partners 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 an excellence partner?

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

Our current partners

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

We invite you to join this network to share experiences and learn from others, and support schools in your area to develop good assessment practice that can contribute to raising education standards. You can work with us to support the delivery of events and workshops, provide case studies and testimonials, and contribute to research and development at GL Assessment depending on the level of support you are able to provide. Read more about our current partners.

Assessment Excellence Programme options

There are four options for the Assessment Excellence Programme that you can choose from - below is an 'About you' guide to assist you in choosing the option most suitable for your school:

  • You will be a major user of GL Assessment materials, usually a CDS customer. You could perhaps be a Teaching School or you perhaps guide a number of schools within a cluster or locally/regionally/nationally.
  • You definitely will be making great use of GL Assessment data within your assessment programme in school.
  • You would welcome the opportunity to work with GL Assessment to showcase the work you have been doing on assessment, using our products on a national stage.
  • You will be a major user of GL Assessment materials, usually a CDS customer.
  • You may not necessarily think of yourself as a national ‘leader’ in assessment but you will feel you can positively share your experience in using GL assessments to support your school’s assessment programme and you would welcome developing a closer relationship with GL Assessment.
  • You will be a major user of GL Assessment materials, preferably a CDS user. Either way you will be making great use of GL Assessment data within your assessment programme in school.
  • You could perhaps be a Teaching School (but not necessarily).
  • You would welcome the opportunity to develop your own training materials regarding the impact on students learning of your use of GL Assessment material.
  • You perhaps guide a number of schools within a cluster or locally/regionally.
  • You have the facilities to host workshop/seminar sessions (max 20 attendees). Requirements will include: a good working space, simple refreshment provision and good parking.
  • You might not be a CDS customer or even a user of multiple GL Assessment materials.
  • You could perhaps be a Teaching School (but not necessarily).
  • You have the facilities to host workshop/seminar sessions (max 20 attendees). Requirements will include: a good working space, simple refreshment provision and good parking.

Assessment Excellence Programme benefits

Below are some of the exclusive benefits which are available to our partner schools:

  • Eligible for discounts on products and services
  • Access to our National Assessment Conferences and other events
  • Free attendance on training workshops
  • Contribute to research and development at GL Assessment
  • Partner certificate and logo for use at your school
  • Raise your school's profile with a listing on our company website

How to take part

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

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

Refer a partner school

We are currently running a promotion for our customers - if you know a school that could potentially partner with us, please refer them to us by contacting GLTraining@gl-assessment.co.uk. If the referred school successfully goes through our vetting process and signs up to become a partner, then your school will receive a £50 GL Assessment voucher.