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Inclusion Quality Mark Award




Whitehouse Community Primary School was delighted to be awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark with Centre of Excellence status in July 2023.  


The Inclusion Quality Mark provides schools with a nationally recognised framework to guide their inclusion journey. The IQM team help schools evaluate and measure how they are performing; empowering them to improve and grow. When schools are successful, their achievement is recognised through a system of highly valued awards that provide external validation of their inclusive status. There are over 5,500 schools in the UK who have either received an IQM Inclusive School Award, or are actively working towards meeting the standard required.


Inclusion promotes 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 and any pupils who are at risk of disaffection and exclusion.


When we were awarded the Centre of Excellence status the assessor celebrated the following:


  • Whitehouse Community Primary School is an excellent example of inclusive practice.
  • Inclusion is evident in all aspects of the school's work and there are good links with the community to offer support for families.
  • All teachers are expected to be teachers of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and all leaders, leaders of SEND.
  • The Pastoral Team demonstrates a commitment and focus on ensuring the school caters for the needs of every child.
  • The school provides a challenging, stimulating, and creative curriculum delivered in a calm, supportive learning environment where all pupils are encouraged to achieve their best and to become independent, resilient learners.
  • Children with SEND, children with EAL and vulnerable groups of children are ably supported and cared for and they achieve well.
  •  Relationships between staff and pupils are excellent and pupils feel cared for and supported in their learning with teachers and support staff understanding their pupils' needs.
  • All staff have an enthusiasm and passion for their part in the learning and lives of the pupils at the school.  They are dedicated and positive about the future of their pupils.
  • Whitehouse Community Primary School is a particularly outstanding example of a school committed to meet the needs off its pupils and is outstanding in its commitment to and implementation of inclusive practice.


Click here to view the report.


Click here to see the press release.