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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.

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.

Standards Monitoring Framework + T&L Development

Effectively evaluate the quality of teaching, learning and leadership alongside the Professional Standards.

Our Monitoring Framework is intended for use by schools to oversee teaching and learning development in their setting on a regular and frequent basis, as part of their ongoing monitoring processes.

Monitoring forms can be stored in our T&L Development Module, which generates instant, simple reports that break down areas for improvement and strengths. Ideal for sharing with governors and any other external parties.

Case Studies

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.

The    Suite

The XLence suite of tools for school improvement is comprised of three core products designed to help staff develop against the Professional Standards for Teaching and Leadership.


XLence Standards Review Framework

For use by individuals and appraisers/line-managers for self and peer review.


XLence Standards Monitoring Framework

For use by the leadership team to monitor and evaluate practice across the school.


XLence Online System

For storing and analysing the data that comes as a result of using the frameworks.

Our online system can also be used to track your staff appraisal objectives, manage your school’s CPD and store and share your school development documents.

The Frameworks

XLence Standards Review Framework

The XLence Standards Review Framework is designed to help teachers, peers and leaders appraise and evaluate teaching and leadership practices against all elements of the Professional Standards for Teaching and Leadership in Wales.

It is directly aligned to the five standards for teaching and leadership practice against which teachers’ and leaders’ development is measured throughout their career.

XLence Standards Monitoring Framework

In order to support further exemplification and evidence gathering from a wide variety of sources our XLence Standards Monitoring Framework (formerly known as the ETLF) can be used to evaluate a series of monitoring activities that take place in all schools.

The framework is particularly useful in providing guidance and proformas for identifying evaluative evidence from classroom observation, learning walks and work and planning scrutiny.

Supported by an intuitive online system…

Observations and reviews completed using the frameworks can be stored and analysed using our online system, XLence. Comprised of five optional modules, the system stores full logs of everything you record as a result of monitoring teaching and learning and conducting self and peer reviews, as well as staff appraisal objectives, CPD events and your SDP and SER.

…with a range of benefits

Tracking and informing leaders about individual and school development activity and its impact.

Crisp analysis of evidence to support discussions and reasoning for decisions.

Greater insight as to the strengths and development needs of the school.

Structured and consistent monitoring of school activity.

Enhances the ability of leaders to lead and manage their school.

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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