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 Partnerships 2
QiSS is part of the Department of Professional Development in the Faculty of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU). Being part of a university faculty of education means that we can bring together unparalleled expertise in offering a range of services, such as consultancy, staff development, evaluation and action research across the full range of school improvement, extended services and study support issues including:


  • Strategic planning
  • Working towards sustainability
  • Developing external partnerships
  • Staff development
  • Leadership and management development
  • Evaluation
  • Quality Assurance
  • Academic accreditation of training programmes

The MA programmes for Education Studies and School Development provide adaptable frameworks through which staff in schools, clusters and local authorities can work in supportive groups to achieve postgraduate qualifications.

Developing Partnerships

QiSS aims to build long term partnerships with schools, local authorities, HEIs and third sector bodies to achieve its goals. Examples of this include: 

  • A joint development project with Kent, Nottinghamshire, Norfolk, Sandwell and Tower Hamlets to develop the Quality in Extended Services quality assurance scheme
  • Licensing of the QiSS quality assurance schemes to local authorities that have developed the experience and expertise in ensuring the quality of providion.
  • National Study Support Partners include University of the First Age, who we work in collaboration with to ensure the quality of provision for extended learning.