Inclusion Quality Mark

Inclusion Quality Mark – Centre of Excellence


During the spring term of 2019 The John Henry Newman Academy undertook an assessment by the Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM) team. The Inclusion Quality Mark Award is a nationally recognised validation of our inclusive practice and ongoing commitment to developing educational inclusion.

Educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all pupils, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background. An inclusive school is one in which the teaching and learning, achievements, attitudes and well-being of every young person matters.  The IQM process provides a complete picture of what is happening in a school.

Following a rigorous assessment process which included interviews with parents, pupils, governors and members of staff as well as observations of teaching and learning activities we are delighted to have fully met the standards for this prestigious award. We were also recommended as a Centre of Excellence.

Becoming a Centre of Excellence is an opportunity for us to build on the success of being one of the very special schools which holds the Inclusion Quality Mark award. A Centre of Excellence brings schools together to share and build on our existing good practice in inclusion