The Schools of Tomorrow Four Quadrant Framework

Developed by school leaders and students together, tested in practice and informed by evidence and research, the four quadrant framework provides the underpinning for all our work.

Redefining outstanding

We believe there are four fundamentals of equal importance in becoming a school of tomorrow of the highest quality.

These are schools which  both secure high levels of achievement for all and lie at the hearts of their communities.

Highest levels of achievement

All learners make the highest levels of progress in relation to their own starting points, including towards agreed national standards.

Highest levels of well-being

The ethos of the school secures for all the highest possible levels of health and happiness and of their physical, social, emotional, cultural, moral and spiritual welfare and development.

Highly effective preparation for the future

All learners achieve increased responsibility and leadership for the conduct of their lives and learning, supporting their broader development as resilient, creative individuals, active citizens and enterprising workers in the society within which they live.

Highly effective family and community engagement

The school makes highly effective contributions to increased social capital, with the school and its communities becoming mutual providers of resources, expertise, employment and learning experiences, each to the other, it is a learning community with effective local, national and international networking at all levels

Using the framework in  practice

Read an account of how school leaders are using the framework to support their school development planning.