REQM Assessors are expected to:
- maintain the highest standards of professional practice at all times;
- keep efficiently to time in school or online, and to meet REQM deadlines;
- carry out their work with integrity, treating all those they meet with courtesy and sensitivity;
- do all they can to minimise the pressure on those involved with the process in the school, giving priority to their best interests and well-being;
- respect the confidentiality of information about individuals and the work they do;
- maintain purposeful and formative dialogue with all those involved in the assessment and to communicate judgments clearly and frankly;
- evaluate objectively against the criteria, and with impartiality towards the school;
- recommend an award level to the RE Council honestly and fairly, ensuring that the award level is accurate, reliable and based on secure and sufficient evidence;
- refrain from offering their own services to support a school they are assessing to meet the deadlines required (see note below*)
- adhere to REC policies on safeguarding, privacy, and DBS clearance.
* If an assessor is employed by a diocese or LA, it is preferable for them to assess a school outside their LA or diocese. Similarly, if a subject leader has supported/networked with another school, it is preferable for someone else to be the assessor. Any potential conflict of interest must be clarified in advance with the REQM office, i.e. when an assessment is offered to an assessor.