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Independent schools quality assurance

SCC QA Badge

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In order for a school to be given the Suffolk QA badge, Schools were required to demonstrate ability in a number of areas which included:

  • the ability to meet service user needs including details on the types of packages and provision available for learners with SEND
  • arrangements for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and multi agency work
  • achievement of learners, attendance rates and post 16 progression
  • access to a skilled workforce.

The quality assurance of the Independent schools is an ongoing process designed to ensure that all users have confidence in the services delivered by these schools. In the first instance schools were asked to complete the Quality Assurance process. This involved providing written documentation which was followed up with a visit from the Suffolk Quality Assurance team. Independent Schools are required to share termly performance data as part of the monitoring process. If there are issues identified with any school as result of this process the QA team will follow up with visits and rigorous monitoring of the school. 

Requirements for entry

The following areas are considered :

  • Registration with Ofsted or the ISI and results of these inspections
  • Economic and Financial Standing
  • Technical and Professional Ability
  • Insurance
  • Compliance with Equality Legislation
  • Health and Safety
  • Service Delivery Model
  • Skilled Workforce
  • Safeguarding
  • Registration, Admission and Induction
  • Progress Reporting
  • Attendance and Challenging Behaviours
  • Transitions
  • Relationships with Stakeholders
  • Internal Quality Assurance
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