Keldmarsh Primary in Beverley, East Riding has achieved the Inclusive School Award for the third time.
The inclusive ethos, values and skills of Keldmarsh Primary School are well summed up by comments made by parents, children, governors and partners during the IQM assessment:
nurturing, community, trailblazing, every child does matter, kind, fun, unique and special, caring, fantastic, family, awesome.
The school’s aim is “To give our children roots and wings” (Hodder Carter). During my time at Keldmarsh Primary School I was able to see the strong sense of an inclusive, caring community creating strong roots and creative, inspiring and committed educators providing the wings that allow children to achieve their best and fly.
Keldmarsh Primary School is a smaller than average primary school situated in an area of relatively modern housing in Beverley. This was the school’s third IQM assessment which was carried out over one day and included:-
• A learning walk around the school.
• Examining children’s work in their books.
• Lunch with the pupils.
• Discussion with headteacher, SENCO and the senior leadership team.
• Discussion with parents.
• Discussion with teachers and teaching assistants.
• Discussion with governors.
• Discussion with Local Authority partner.
• Informal discussion with pupils throughout the day and discussion with the school council.
• Scrutiny of key school policies and the school website.
Children are Individuals
Children at Keldmarsh Primary School are recognised as individuals with their own needs, preferences, skills and challenges and the school staff show a remarkable commitment to ensuring each child is happy, confident and achieving their very best.
This is achieved by ensuring staff are well trained, supported and challenged but, most importantly, share fully in the school’s strong inclusive ethos. The headteacher, teachers and teaching assistants know the children in the school very well and quickly identify and address any short or long-term learning or emotional needs.
Vision for the School
The headteacher is supported by a strong senior leadership team and has a clear and ambitious vision for the school to achieve high quality learning and development for all. She recognises and celebrates the many strengths of the school but continues to drive developments forward striving for further ongoing improvement. Her commitment to including and meeting the needs of all individuals, including those with additional needs, is commendable.
Children are Eager Learners
Children at Keldmarsh Primary School are happy, considerate, articulate and confident. In lessons, they are eager learners engaging well and able to positively approach challenges. Outside of the classroom the caring ethos of the school is well embedded and children treat each other with respect and kindness and schemes such as play leaders enhance the sense of community in this school.
Parents are Positive
Parents are positive about Keldmarsh Primary School. They feel well informed about the school and there is a strong partnership established with teaching and learning staff and the school leadership. The school is proactive in seeking the views of parents and involving them in school life and parents comment positively on the nurturing nature and strong community feel of Keldmarsh. When concerns do arise, the school is approachable and any issues are quickly and positively addressed.
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