Professional Development Quality Mark Award (PDQM)
Free Information Sessions:
Completed Self Evaluation Forms By:
Awarding Panel Meetings:
Who can apply for the PDQM?
Costs of Verification
£775.00 for single schools in London
£875.00 for single schools within Greater London
£975.00 for single schools in the rest of England
Please enquire about the cost of verification for multi-school applications - Clusters/TSAs/MATs
"Our Governing Body continue to be very proud of our award and see it as the public recognition for a united and dynamic staff team who continue to be committed to achieving the best outcomes for the pupils in the school and community."
J. Gayter, Castle Newnham School
What is the Professional Development Quality Mark?
The PDQM was developed by experienced PD Leaders in partnership with specialists at the London Centre for Leadership in Learning to improve professional development practice in schools/ settings across London, and beyond.
PDQM enables schools/settings to:
The Quality Mark can be used effectively by both new and established PD leaders as an audit tool to evaluate the quality of their own PD approaches and identify ways to improve further. They can also seek external verification for a Quality Mark award.
"The PDQM process was an excellent way to quality assure our professional development provision using a framework that really worked well as a self-evaluation tool. The award was a wonderful way to celebrate the depth and breadth of the professional development we provide"
Dr. S. Cabral, St Philomema’s Catholic High School for Girls
Benefits of applying for the PDQM