Inclusion Quality Mark

Inclusion Quality Mark – Centre of Excellence


During the summer term 2020, despite all of the restrictions Covid-19 enforced upon us, we undertook an annual review for our Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM). This 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, virtual assessment process which included parental and pupil input, online meetings with the school staff, senior leadership team and governors we are delighted once again to have fully met the standards for this prestigious award, alongside maintaining our accreditation of being a Centre of Excellence.

Being a Centre of Excellence is an opportunity for us to continue 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.

 ‘The school is an outstanding example of inclusive practice. The sense of determination and drive from the leaders and staff to improve outcomes for all pupils is so intense as to seem almost tangible.’ 

‘The structures and processes, along with the dedication and expertise of the leaders and staff, mean that every pupil can aspire to achieve great things with the commitment from such outstanding role models who are determined to support and give the pupils and their families every opportunity to be a part of a shining inclusive environment’

High expectations prevail across John Henry Newman Academy. The Head and the Leadership Team are determined to continue to improve the outcomes for all pupils. Through their commitment and drive they continue to inspire both the staff and the pupils. They understand the needs of all pupils within the school. They build positive relationships with parents improving the life chances of everyone.’


IQM review July 2020