Any school subscribed to the app is eligible to apply for accreditation. To be eligible, a school has to be able to present a minimum of 20 students who role model World Class characteristics as evidenced by their app usage. What we are interested in is that a school’s students are typically World Class, across the board, before the school applies for accreditation. To do this, WCSQM will carry out a free assessment of the student sample, to determine whether students have evidenced characteristics / completed framework areas to a World Class standard.
What makes a World Class app submission?
To pass the moderation process, submitted portfolios should:
- clearly evidence and explain how the student has demonstrated each individual characteristic in the framework area.
- provide a personal student experience rather than a general description of school / community initiatives – e.g.
X Our school offers assemblies to celebrate successes
✓ I was awarded for my Maths work and invited to accept my award at our school assembly
All our current accrediting schools are carrying out a light touch assessment process, moving from app assessment to accreditation.
School to school, student to student mentoring
If your school is considering applying for accreditation, you can request a mentoring service at any time without any commitment to undertaking the accreditation process.
Peer to peer mentoring – a school can request to partner with another school considering or confirmed as undertaking the accreditation process. Student teams from each school work in partnership, feeding back on the other school’s progress in developing World Class characteristics and sharing best practice. (This is a free service subject to a partner school being available to undertake the moderation process with you).
WCSQM lead practitioner mentoring – you can request for your students to be mentored by students from a WCSQM lead practitioner school. These are founder schools with experience in using the app and whose students model WCSQM characteristics. Their team of WCSQM ambassador students can mentor your students, role modelling World Class characteristics and sharing evidence examples. (This service incurs an administration fee the majority of which will go towards supporting the lead practitioner school. See pricing page for more details).
Contact us if you would like to discuss mentoring options further.
If you are a BeWorldClass subscribing school and would like to discuss accreditation, or if you have any queries you’d like to discuss about the assessment process, please feel free to get in touch.