Inclusion Quality Mark Report
During the spring term of 2017 Wyvil Primary School undertook an assessment by the Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM) team.
Educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all pupils, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background. An inclusive school is one in which the teaching and learning, achievements, attitudes and well-being of every young person matters. The IQM process provides a complete picture of what is happening in a school.
Following a rigorous assessment process which included interviews with parents, pupils, governors and members of staff as well as observations of teaching and learning activities we are delighted to have once again fully met the standards for this prestigious award. We were also recommended as a Centre of Excellence.
Extract from the report:
The school is very welcoming and the very warm, friendly ethos of the school is apparent from the outset. There is a calm, happy, purposeful atmosphere and the environment is bright and very positive throughout the school with beautiful displays in the corridors, halls and classrooms. The Headteacher and SLT, set the tone for the supportive, caring, inclusive framework. They lead by positive example with very high ambitions for its pupils and believe all children can succeed while ensuring all aspects of inclusion and children’s individual needs are focused on. The school’s high aspirations for its pupils includes a desire for them to ‘stand shoulder to shoulder with anyone else in the country by the end of KS2’. The school is an important part of its community and it ensures that the languages and cultures of the children are highlighted, celebrated and built upon throughout the school. There are several Portuguese speaking staff who provide excellent support for children and families. The school’s teaching and learning strategies that involve collaboration and flexible, small classes and groups according to need, ensure that all children are supported and challenged appropriately, with excellent outcomes. The senior team listens to staff, parents and pupils and is highly respected by all with the result that everyone in the school works hard as a team to achieve the best possible outcomes for pupils.