Difference assists Local Authorities, all schools including Academies and Free Schools, and other organisations to implement a quality assurance process for study support and out of hours learning in schools, Children’s Centres, Complementary Supplementary Schools, PfS Centres, summer universities, galleries, museums, libraries, higher education institutions, community groups and voluntary sector organisations including external providers.

Difference can support your organisation with the following:

A range of Training packages which include:

- Becoming a skilled Critical Friend
- Local Critical Friend Training
- Support to develop QiSS Quality Assurance
- Support to develop QES Quality  Assurance
- First Steps
- Using Quality Frameworks to improve Study Support and Extended Services  - ELO and QDF
- Introduction to the quality of your Study Support Practice
- Database and Survey Tool

SuccessZone training – www.thesuccesszone.com

Extraordinary, awe-inspiring street dance opportunities for boys and girls with Pro Excel and their exciting dance projects which provide an opportunity for aspiring youngsters to dance at key Rugby League fixtures in National stadiums

The Aviva Rugby Premiership fixtures featuring children and young people dancing are:

26th May  2012 at Twickenham Stadium
Aviva Rugby Premiership Grand Final (live on Sky Sports)



Find out more on:  www.pro-excel.co.uk

Quality in Extended Services

The QDF is a flexible self-evaluation tool that supports review and self- assessment, planning and quality assurance. It is aframework for schools, Children's Centres and multi-agency partners working as Consortia to deliver effective partnershipworking and it recognises the complex and developmental nature of this process. Engagement with the QDF will contribute to the completion of Schools and Children's Centres' Self Evaluations Forms and provide an evidence base to support other Self-Evaluation processes and Quality Assurance systems. You are supported by a Critical Friend throughout the process.If you want to demonstrate the impact and effectiveness of your partnership work then this is an enjoyable way to do it and it is great professional development for leadership teams.

Costs are from £775 per school depending on the number and size of schools working together.

Quality in Study Support

TheQiSS recognition scheme promotes quality in Study Support. It enhances the quality of provision across schools and otherStudy Support contexts and is an effective strategy supporting organisational priorities. Through the development of localnetworks good practice is shared, You are supported by a Critical Friend throughout the process who provides challenge and support within an ongoing developmental structure.
This is an excellent professional development opportunity for a member of the leadership team because it is rooted in organisational effectiveness and the empowerment of children and young people to achieve. The organisation decides how long they wish to take going through the process. The average time is between 6 -12 months.

Costs are from £775 to £1310 per school depending on the number and size of schools working together.


Evidence Guide For non School Based Organisations

QiSS Key Information Sept 2011

Coordinating Community Enrichment Activities.






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