Inclusion Quality Mark

Educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all pupils, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background. It pays particular attention to the provision made for, and the achievement of, different groups of pupils within a school. An educationally inclusive school is one in which the teaching and learning, achievements, attitudes and well-being of every young person matters. Effective schools are educationally inclusive schools. This shows, not only in their performance, but also in their ethos and their willingness to offer new opportunities to pupils who may have experienced previous difficulties. This does not mean treating all pupils in the same way. Rather it involves taking account of pupils’ varied life experiences and needs.

“Evaluating Educational Inclusion”

OfSTED 2000

The Inclusion Quality Mark  or IQM is a standard for assessing schools against a nationally recognised framework on inclusion. It is designed to create a dialogue about inclusion with objective and supportive evaluation by the IQM team and this results in a model for further growth.

The framework divides the main stakeholders of a school into three core groups as shown below:-

The framework for the Inclusion Quality Mark award has been built around these core groups.

Delamere school have l Achieved Flagship School Status.

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Have a read what the assessor had to say..

The Headteacher and Governors passionately believe in inclusion for all and being a school that celebrates individuality. The Headteacher, with their support, has developed a culture that puts an emphasis on learning and teaching and is well supported by her Leadership Team.involved in competitions.

Impressively the ‘Right Squad,’ a group of pupils who speak for all, meet regularly and are fully aware there are 42 articles that support them as children. They are the voice for what has gone on in school to date, and what they and others would like to see being offered to them. Regular meetings start with a ‘School Council Song’ and then a personal story shared from one of the pupils.

Parent spoke how they enjoyed being on this group and how; ‘you get an insight into decisions and how and why they are made.’ It is obvious that a great deal of work over this challenging time has been completed as another parent quoted; ‘staff are great, positive, energetic and regular feedback about my child is given to me.’

Delamere expects the best and encourages pupils to be the very best they can be. Behaviour in and around the school, is excellent and reflects the school’s effective and consistent strategies. Pupils’ positive attitudes to learning lead to them being confident individuals, who were able to confidently speak to the assessor about their school and their experiences.

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