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Are You Prepared for the New Professional Standards?

Introducing two new frameworks developed by For Schools and Portal Training aligned to the updated Professional Standards for Wales.

The Excellence in Teaching and Leadership Frameworks are the only frameworks that have been created to support schools with the implementation of the new professional standards introduced by Welsh Government.

Designed to bridge the gaps left by the new standards, the frameworks acknowledge the milestones between QTS and exemplary practice, encourage discussion and assist staff with both self and peer reviews.

The Excellence in Teaching Framework

The Excellence in Teaching Framework aims to help schools successfully implement the new standards, meet the requirements of the new Curriculum and fulfil the Four Purposes. It is designed to support the development of teachers across all aspects of their practice at all stages of their career.

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The Excellence in Leadership Framework

The Excellence in Leadership Framework (ELF) complements the Excellence in Teaching Framework (ETF) within the XLence Handbook for School Improvement. It aims to enable schools to successfully implement the new standards for Leadership in Wales and develop and sustain leadership capacity and skills.

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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 four optional modules, the system stores full logs of everything you record as a result of observation, learning walks, marking scrutinies and more, through to targets and objectives set as part of performance management and CPD attended by staff.

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.

We’re Cyber Essentials Plus and ISO 27001 certified, which means you can rest easy knowing that any data you store with us is safe and secure.

We Offer Discounts to Groups and Clusters

Whether you belong to a group of 2, 20 or even 200 schools, you can get a discount on the system if you sign up together.

We also have a referral scheme in place so if your XLence prowess ends up tempting another school to buy, make sure they tell us your name so we can thank you.

To enquire about a discount or find out more about our referral scheme, click the button below to send us an email.

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Praise for XLence

The system has been fantastic, it continues to develop and change and that is so important for us. We love it.

Headteacher, November 2015, Newport

Of all the support teams I deal with on systems and ICT, the Excellence in Teaching team is by far the best, they’re amazing and so helpful!

Headteacher, November 2015, Newport

In relation to the ETF – it is an excellent tool, which we have been training staff to make the most of this year, ready for a full roll-out in the Autumn Term. My thanks again for this excellent resource – it is already making a big difference.

Headteacher, July 2014, Monmouthshire
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