The Quality Framework for Leadership (QFL) is a school leadership development tool that supports schools in translating the theory of great leadership into the everyday practice of all leaders, thus maximising the impact of school leadership on learner outcomes.
Designed to develop the leadership practice of all leaders: governors; Leadership Team; middle leaders; aspiring leaders
Aligned with the Ofsted evaluation schedule to support schools in securing good and outstanding judgements for the effectiveness of Leadership and Management.
Informed by nationally and internationally renowned leadership models and competency frameworks, including Standards of Excellence for Headteachers, DfE 2015
Supportive of the successful completion of NPQML and NPQSL programmes
Consisting of four Leadership Elements: Visionary Leadership; Thought Leadership; Organisational Leadership; Leading People and sixteen Leadership Themes (four per Element)
Implemented in schools through a 360 evaluation and coaching model
The QFL has two component parts: The Leadership Rubric and The Behaviours (Leaders & School Community).
The Leadership Rubric
The Leadership Rubric provides a set of descriptors against which leadership can be evaluated across the four Leadership Elements and sixteen Leadership Themes. The rubric contains descriptors at four development stages per each Leadership Theme: beginning; developing; proficient; exemplary.
The Behaviours are used to support individuals in developing and sustaining the practice of highly effective leaders and evidencing the impact of their leadership on members of the school community.
Improved performance of individual leaders, The Leadership Team and other school teams
Highly effective distributed leadership
Ofsted judgments of good and outstanding for the Effectiveness of Leadership and Management
The Guide, Resources & Training
To support schools with implementing the QFL the tool is supplemented with the following:
The Guide – a guide to the purpose, structure and implementation of the QFL
A set of resources:
-Development & sustainability record
-Leadership conversations log
-Ofsted evaluation schedule and QFL
Training materials for participant leaders and leadership coaches: