Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM)
We are very proud of our association with the Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM) and as a Flagship School we take inclusion in all of it's guises very seriously.
Two of our leadership team are nationally trained and accredited assessors. We work very closely our own school assessor and are honoured to part of a growing international network of schools who put inclusion at the heart of everything they do and seek to develop these practices on a continual basis.
- A school with at least two successful IQM assessments.
- Committed to sustaining the IQM ethos through collaborative activities.
- Has demonstrable plans to sustain and develop inclusive internal practice.
- Has good mechanisms to disseminate and share good practice between the schools.
- Has, or is able to develop, the capacity to share and disseminate good inclusion practice across a broader cluster of schools.
- Willing to engage in classroom level research activity that explores inclusive practice.
- Agrees to have an annual IQM visit to ratify or validate the progress and develop an annual plan for development.
- Agrees to contribute an annual written update of progress against the ten elements as the basis for the annual review.
- Prepared to contribute to the overall development aims of IQM, supporting the need for expertise or trialling practice
These centres of excellence determine for themselves who will be involved and to a large extent, the direction in which they choose to make progress. There is no upper limit to the number, so this can fit with cluster arrangements and local geographical proximity or it can allow schools to twin over distance with the specific aim of making further progress in this very important area of school life.