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Ensure your staff are engaging with the new Professional Standards for Teaching and Leadership with a suite of tools designed to demystify.

A modern solution for a modern challenge.

Since 2011, schools in Wales have been subject to many challenges as a result of Welsh government’s education reform initiative. With a transformative, modern curriculum due to be fully integrated by 2022 and huge changes to the way schools are expected to operate (as “learning organisations”), the Welsh teaching profession has had a lot of new policies to contend with and very little time in which to process them.

One of the more recent challenges has been the introduction and subsequent enforcement of the Professional Standards for Teaching and Leadership.

The new Professional Standards provide individuals with an excellent and much-needed opportunity to expand on their professional learning and are a necessity if teachers and leaders are to meet the demands of an ambitious new curriculum.

However, despite coming into effect for everyone from September 2018 and being developed alongside those in the profession, many schools feel under prepared to help their staff transition to the new standards.

In response to this, we’ve developed XLence: a suite of tools designed to demystify the Professional Standards, provide further clarity on what is expected at different stages in your teaching and leadership career, and unburden schools from the administration work that is required to ensure staff are supported with developing against the standards.

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.

1

XLence Standards Review Framework
For use by individuals and appraisers/line-managers for self and peer review.

2

XLence Standards Monitoring Framework
For use by the leadership team to monitor and evaluate practice across the school.

3

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.

Fairly Priced

Unlike many of our competitors, we’re transparent about the pricing of our products because we believe them to be fairly priced.

With our online system you can pick and choose from the modules we offer to create a package suitable for your school. For more information on the individual modules, see our dedicated XLence site.

 
1 Module
2 Modules
3 Modules
4 Modules
Primary
1 Year
£595/year
£795/year
£845/year
£895/year
3 Year
£495/year
£695/year
£745/year
£795/year
Prices are exclusive of VAT. First year set up fee applies (between £200 - £250, depending on modules taken). Our CPD module is always included for free.
Secondary
1 Year
£695/year
£895/year
£945/year
£995/year
3 Year
£595/year
£795/year
£845/year
£895/year
Prices are exclusive of VAT. First year set up fee applies (between £300 - £350, depending on modules taken). Our CPD module is always included for free.

XLence Standards Review Framework

£125

XLence Standards Monitoring Framework

£125

To find out more about XLence, visit our dedicated site at:

www.xlence.co.uk

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the diffence between the XLence Standards Review Framework and the XLence Standards Monitoring Framework?

The XLence Standards Review Framework (SRF) is intended for use by individuals, or departments or even whole settings for conducting self and peer reviews of practice on a regular but not too frequent basis. As such, it gives a summative evaluation at any given time and can be used to plot progress against each Standard.

The complementary XLence Standards Monitoring Framework (SMF) 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. It represents a formative assessment process which obviously can contribute to any summative evaluation.

Both frameworks align to the Professional Standards, but the SMF frames the standards from an observer’s point of view and contains additional sections for use when conducting learning walks, work and planning scrutinies and other forms of monitoring.

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