Inclusive School Award
Every young person matters and making each one of them the best they can be is what inclusion is all about. Inclusion Quality Mark has been assessing and recognising schools for their hard work on making inclusion matter since 2004.
An inclusive school gives all pupils regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, achievements or background the equal opportunities to succeed. In return Inclusion Quality Mark provides schools with a nationally recognised framework to recognise the efforts they are making to be inclusive. There are over 5,500 schools in the UK who have either received an IQM Inclusive School Award or are currently working towards it.
Three IQM Award Levels
IQM Inclusive School
Over 5,500 schools in the UK have either received an IQM Inclusive School Award, or are actively working towards meeting the standard required. This award recognises the ongoing commitment by schools to provide the very best education for all children irrespective of differences.
IQM Centre of Excellence
Over 200 UK schools have been awarded IQM Centre of Excellence status. This award recognises those IQM Inclusive Schools which continue to demonstrate a commitment to outstanding levels of inclusive best practice. Centre of Excellence status provides an opportunity to build on current capacity with ongoing support from the IQM team. This will be reviewed annually against pre-agreed targets with support and advice to help the school to move forward in terms of its inclusive practice.
IQM Flagship School
Only around 100 UK schools have achieved IQM Flagship School status. This award recognises those unique schools who have held IQM Centre of Excellence status for at least 3 years; and played a strong leadership role in developing inclusion best practice across a network of schools. These schools are committed to extending their networks further and publishing classroom-based research on an annual basis.