Wyvil is Awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark
During the final weeks of the summer term 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 over two days 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 fully met the standards for this prestigious award.
Extract from the report:
This large urban Primary School, with its integrated Speech and Language unit serves its culturally mixed community superbly. There is a high level of mutual respect and very good co-operation between parents and staff, between English and non-English speakers, between the newest and the most well-established staff and between able and less able pupils. This is because Inclusion is at the heart of the school, and because the whole staff team is committed to “high expectations and achievement for all children” (extract from the Mission Statement) and constantly work to improve their professional skills.
Standards of teaching are among the best anywhere. Learning achievement is on an upward trend. Pupils of all abilities do well, with Special Needs children, Pupil Premium children, children with EAL, achieving as well as, and sometimes better than their peers by the time they reach Year 6.
This school is not, however, an exam-factory. Nurture groups and warm relationships, a very high level of detail in monitoring, not just pupils’ sublevel progress but also their engagement with extra-curricular activities and responsibilities for others, makes this a school which achieves well, as teachers put it, holistically. To read the full report click here