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The Design Mark

The Design Mark

The Design Mark

Pen, surveyThe Design Mark is a quality standards framework developed jointly by the DCSF, The Design Council and the Design & Technology Association. It is intended as an aspirational badge awarded to primary and secondary schools that demonstrate excellence in their teaching of design.

Using the Design Mark framework for self evaluation

Schools are likely to be evaluating their provision for, and practice in design education. This framework provides the quality ‘standard’ against which they can evaluate their practice. The framework has been designed to reflect the ways in which leaders and co-ordinators of the design education curriculum area are likely to be required to account for its overall effectiveness within a whole school context.

Some schools may wish to use the Design Mark framework for self evaluation purposes only and not apply for the quality mark.

Should you wish to apply, please send an email to info@data.org.uk with a contact name and full school address details.