IQM was established in the UK in October 2004 with the objective of supporting both state and independent schools to become inclusive.
IQM aspire to be at the forefront of developments to ensure the inclusive education of young people. We believe that for future generations to be able to live in harmony, we all have a responsibility to ensure we provide an inclusive education for every child. Every child is an individual, unique in every way, with the potential to shape the world in which they live. As educators we have to ensure our young people develop an inclusive approach to others, however different they may seem.
The Inclusion Quality Principles
- Promotes access and diversity
- Raises achievement for all
- Creates an environment for all to succeed
- Improves inclusive nature of all schools
Chief Executive Officer
Joe has been the CEO of IQM since its inception in 2004. During his teaching career Joe has worked both as a teacher and senior leader, working with high achieving schools as well as those in Special Measures. Joe has also worked as an education consultant providing bespoke courses for teachers across the UK. He has also lead a team of interim managers working in very challenging schools throughout the UK. Joe has delivered training in England, Ireland, Egypt, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Kuala Lumpur on the importance of an inclusive education.
Sales & Marketing Director
Eilish has been with IQM since 2009. Eilish’s teaching career spanned secondary schools in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Hemel Hempstead before moving on to a very large college of Further Education in Wiltshire where she led a large team of professionals in the Business, Law, Economics and Accounting Faculty. She has taught at GCSE level but more extensively at A Level in both academic and vocational subjects. Eilish has delivered a variety of training courses to teachers across the UK and in the Middle East on a wide range of topics but specialising in inclusive education.
IQM Ambassador Manager
Dave has more than 30 years teaching experience in mainstream and special schools across all key stages, at teacher, Headteacher and County Manager levels. Dave also headed a countywide multi-professional team supporting children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. As part of this role Dave was seconded, over a period of three years, as an Executive Headteacher into one Special, one Primary and two Secondary Schools, all of which were, at that time, in Ofsted categories. Dave has acted as editor and contributing author of ‘Teaching Expertise, Behaviour Matters# for more than six years and is currently in great demand, working nationally as a freelance consultant, Outstanding Teacher Intervention trainer and Chair/Keynote speaker on the National Education Conference circuit.
Over the past 9 years Dave has worked directly with over 25 local education authorities and 10 Academy Trusts in the UK and schools in the Cayman Islands and the Netherlands plus many individual UK schools focussing on bringing about effective changes to promote outstanding teaching and learning, developing an Emotionally Literate environment and developing, through his work as a Senior Assessor and Ambassador Manager for the Inclusion Quality Mark, an Inclusive ethos.
During a career break from education, Dave spent 6 years working on the corporate entertainment circuit throughout the UK and Europe including corporate, live, television and radio appearances.
Sarah Linari is a dynamic and strategic leader with a wide expertise of inclusion, notably through her different leadership roles.As Deputy Headteacher responsible for Inclusion at a successful Secondary School in Tameside, Sarah has enjoyed many accolades, including more recently being awarded the IQM Flagship School Status.
She graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BA in Hispanic Studies and went on to complete her PGCE in 2006. She speaks Spanish, French, Italian and Catalan and taught English in a Spanish secondary school for one year.
Sarah achieved her first leadership role during her NQT year when she was successfully promoted to Head of Department. During successive leadership roles at Assistant Headteacher level, Sarah gained substantial experience of whole school leadership across all aspects of school improvement (progress and outcomes, inclusion, teaching and learning, safeguarding, behaviour and rewards, CEIAG, disadvantaged students, SEND provision, more able students, staff appraisal and CPD).
She was successfully selected for the Future Leaders Programme in 2012 and went on a study visit to New York to experience the American Charter Schools, with a focus on improving provision and outcomes for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
In 2015, Sarah completed the Serco Ofsted Training which has supported her own school’s evaluating, monitoring and improvement planning, it enabled her to carry out internal and external reviews (across all Ofsted categories) and offer support at other Secondary Schools.
Over a 21 year career Kevin O’Neill has worked in schools in Manchester, Dubai, Auckland, Leeds and in Northern Ireland. He is a former Headteacher and Principal and has led inclusive schools in the IQM way for over a decade.
Kevin is a former Microsoft Teacher of The Year and schools he has led have twice been the recipient of prestigious TES Awards.
Kevin has worked as an Associate Schools Inspector, is a member Associate of Education Advisors and holds a Masters in Catholic Schools Leadership.
Kevin is an eTwinning Ambassador for the British Council and remains passionate about connecting schools across the world through Global Learning projects.
Kevin thrives on confirming and challenging educators’ thoughts about what’s possible in the world of teaching and learning. More than anything, he is a teacher at heart, with a wealth of experience teaching learners of all ages.