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Quality in Extended Learning (QISS)

is a national organisation which is part of the Faculty of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. Over the last thirteen years QiSS has worked in partnership with the DfE and local authorities. QiSS has a national reputation for excellence in both the application of knowledge and creating practical solutions for education providers in the areas of Study Support, Extended Services, professional development and learning activities outside normal lesson time.

QiSS provides a number of tools for quality development including nationally recognised quality assurance marks for Study Support and Extended Service provision which enhances school improvement. QiSS has developed two nationally used quality assurance frameworks for Study Support and Extended Services and provides a range of continuous professional development opportunities. These tools are available to a range of education providers including Academies, Primary, Secondary, Independent, Free and Supplementary schools, sports and performing arts centres, libraries, museums and private education organisations.

Achievement of these quality marks demonstrates excellence in a variety of areas including raising attainment and achievement, engaging learners with a variety of needs and significantly improving behaviour and attendance.

November 2013
New paper published based on the Kent research School Leaders' Perceptions of the Impact of Extended Services on Families and ||Communities: The Case of One Local Authority'|| -  - Download now
New for September 2013

QiSS Database

Upgraded QiSS National Database:  Changes have been made to enable electronic submission of evidence for QiSS and QES Quality awards
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QiSS and QES Recognition - Register online via the
QiSS National Database|
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Press Releases -
The Hollins Technology College -
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 17 October 2013 Lancashire County Council - 3 Schools awarded the QiSS Advanced Quality Mark- Go to news release|



Autumn 2013 Newsletter now available|



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QiSS & QES Quality Awards 2012/2013
Full list of successful schools and organisations|