Inclusion Quality Mark

Following our Inclusion Quality Mark visit in March 2022, we are delighted that Lambs Lane remains an IQM Centre of Excellence!

The assessor's report stated:

"I really appreciated the warm welcome I was given by staff and pupils in the school. There was so much evidence to support the school’s positive work on inclusion and throughout the day, I saw how much it meant to staff to ensure that the needs of individuals are met. The staff’s reflective and thoughtful approach ensures that the school is warm and welcoming and aspires to do the best for each child. In my opinion, the school more than meets the criteria for a Centre of Excellence Award and should retain this status and be reviewed in a year’s time."

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.

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.