Inclusion Quality Mark

Inclusion Quality Mark 2019 - 2020

Following our Inclusion Quality Mark visit in October 2019, we are delighted that Lambs Lane has been designated an IQM Centre of Excellence!


The assessor stated that “Lambs Lane really is the definition of inclusion.”


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 Inclusion Quality Mark Report