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Staff Development Framed Against the New Professional Standards for Teaching and Leadership

An innovative set of tools designed to facilitate 360 degree staff review of progress against the Professional Standards and support continuing development in the quality of teaching and learning.

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Since September 2019, our 7 ambassador schools have been trialling the XLence Standards Review Framework and Professional Learning Tool. Click the button to find out how they implemented XLence and the effect it’s had on school improvement and staff development so far.

Introducing the Curriculum Development Toolkit


Gather your evidence in the form of subject leader questionnaires, lesson visits, book scrutinies, pupil/staff interviews and so on. These template forms are the result of research into best and current practice and contain targeted questions, prompts for what to look for and evaluation options across 31 focus areas.


Once the evidence is gathered, use our printable dashboards to analyse the outcomes by unpicking the data to draw out your strengths and areas for development and understand any anomalies. Reviews will start at subject level but can build to school level or allow individuals to consider their own performance and development needs.


Evaluation and reporting tool that provides a radar chart of each subject’s status across set criteria with detailed focus areas for reporting of strengths and areas requiring improvement. The printable report for each subject also contains rich text commentary that can be shared with governors, challenge advisors, SLT and subject leaders.

Find out more about how the XLence Curriculum Development Toolkit can help you continue to manage the development of your curriculum.

Standards Review Framework + Professional Learning Tool

Implementing the new Standards is easier when you’ve got the right tools for the job.

Help your staff expand their professional learning and ensure your school meets the demands of the ambitious new curriculum with our XLence Standards Review Framework and Professional Learning Tool.

The Review Framework is intended for use by individuals, departments or even whole settings for conducting self and peer reviews of practice to get a summative evaluation of progress against the Standards at any time. It truly supports Schools as Learning Organisations.

Our Professional Learning Tool (part of the XLence Online System) makes recording reviews easy. Resulting data is displayed on radar charts, which make for excellent visual analysis and easy comparison.

Multi Device Compatible

XLence can be accessed from any internet-connected device with a web browser. Complete learning walks on your tablet or check your performance management objectives on your mobile.

Unrivalled Support

All of our customers receive unlimited telephone and email support, along with free online training sessions as and when they’re needed. In school training is also available upon request.

Constantly Evolving

We regularly take on board the ideas and suggestions made by our customers and try to integrate them into the system. Any updates we make to modules you own are included in your annual licence fee.

Part of a cluster or a group of schools? We offer discounts to schools that purchase together. Contact us today to find out more.

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