Inclusion Quality Mark
We are delighted that we have achieved the Inclusion Quality Mark after a two day assessment. Kings Hill School is recognised as a school where the teaching and learning, achievements, attitudes and wellbeing of every young person matter.
The Inclusion Quality Mark provides schools with a nationally recognised framework for inclusion. The IQM team help schools evaluate and measure how they are performing; empowering them to improve and grow.
Here are a selection of quotes from the IQM Assessor;
The Headteacher, Head of Inclusion and Senior Leadership Team are committed to the implementation of inclusive practices to ensure a caring environment for their pupils where high expectations have a huge impact on attainment, progress and wellbeing.
Inclusion is embedded into the ethos of Kings Hill Primary and is evident in all aspects of the school’s work.
The excellent relationships between staff mean that children feel well cared for and supported in their learning. The children enjoy their time at school and, as a result, attendance is excellent.
The school uses its Pupil Premium to good effect and there is clear data to monitor the outcomes of interventions such as additional support in the classroom, Pets as Therapy and breakfast club attendance.
The Head of Inclusion is very knowledgeable and ensures that all stakeholders, including governors, are kept up to date with the inclusion agenda. Both staff and parents speak very highly of the support that she gives them. One parent described how the Head of Inclusion had, "Battled for high needs funding" for his child.
As well as the Values Ambassadors, the children are given plenty of other opportunities for leadership including, places on the school council, Play Leaders, Play Buddies, Prefects and House Captains. Members of the school council were keen to explain the role that they take in helping to move Kings Hill forward, feeling that their opinions were listened to and acted upon by the staff. Members of the Eco Warriors group explained how they had helped to increase the amount of recycling that now occured across the school.
Kings Hill Primary has a large team of support assistants, including 10 HLTAs. Discussion with, and observation of, these ladies shows that they are an extremely knowledgeable and skilful part of the school team, making a considerable difference to the pupils with whom they work. They are keen to research new ideas and are given the freedom to lead and be the experts in some aspects of the school’s inclusive practises.