In December 2022, Whitehouse Community Primary School applied to work towards the prestigious Inclusion Quality Mark which is awarded to "educationally inclusive" schools "in which the teaching and learning; achievements, attitudes and well-being of every young person matter " (OFSTED).
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. And when they are successful, we recognise their achievement 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.
Schools can choose which level of achievement they are ready to be verified for.