Inclusion Quality Mark

Inclusion Quality Mark 2020 - 2021

Following our Inclusion Quality Mark visit in March 2021, we are delighted that Lambs Lane remains an IQM Centre of Excellence!


The assessor's report stated:

"It has been clear during the review day that at Lambs Lane, inclusion is a natural part of the very fabric of the school and a place where care, nurture and support naturally occur, within a calm and purposeful learning environment and through helping students to develop the skills they need to be effective, independent learners and positive members of their community and society. Existing strategies, programmes and projects monitored, evaluated and refined to ensure the school, its staff and pupils move forward and continue to develop its inclusive practice.
Lambs Lane has an overall ethos of supporting and developing self-confidence of all pupils with a relentless focus on meeting the individual needs of all pupils."


What is the Inclusion Quality Mark?

The Inclusion Quality Mark was established in October 2004 with the objective of supporting schools to become truly inclusive. A team of experienced educationalists examine how schools meet the ever-changing needs of a diverse community and deliver an inclusive education.

The IQM uses a standard for assessing schools against a nationally recognised framework on inclusion. It recognises and celebrates the inclusion work going on in schools, on both a local and national scale.


What is Inclusion?

Educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all pupils, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background. It pays particular attention to the provision made for, and the achievement of, different groups of pupils within a school. An educationally inclusive school is one in which the teaching and learning, achievements, attitudes and well-being of every young person matters. Effective schools are educationally inclusive schools. This shows, not only in their performance, but also in their ethos and their willingness to offer new opportunities to pupils who may have experienced previous difficulties. This does not mean treating all pupils in the same way. Rather it involves taking account of pupils’ varied life experiences and needs.

Click here to see our 2021 Inclusion Quality Mark Report