- 24th Nov 2020 14:29
Falconer’s Hill School Receives IQM Inclusive School Award
Falconer’s Hill School in Daventry, part of the David Ross Education Trust, has received the prestigious IQM Inclusive School Award, presented to schools in the UK that meet IQM’s Inclusion Quality Mark.
The awarding body said that “the sense of purpose and passion shone through every conversation with each member of the team” at Falconer’s Hill, and noted that “inclusion is at the forefront of all research based CPD which supports and ensures inclusive practice across every aspect of school life.” The school met all marks of inclusivity, and demonstrated that the teaching and learning, achievements, attitudes and well-being of every young person matter.
The Inclusion Quality Mark provides schools with a nationally recognised framework to guide their inclusion journey. 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, and helps schools evaluate and measure how they are performing; empowering them to improve and grow.
Principal Angela Rock said:
“We are honoured and humbled to receive this award. As a school we are committed to academic excellence and ensuring that pupils reach their full potential. To achieve this across the board, we have placed an immense focus on inclusivity in all aspects of school life. We would like to thank the awarding body IQM for recognizing the hard work we do every day to make our visions a reality, and we are committed to carrying this forward and continuing to improve in everything that we do in the future.”
Stuart Burns, CEO of the David Ross Education Trust, said:
“We’re extremely proud of Falconer’s Hill for receiving the IQM Inclusive School Award. It is a testament to the incredible work they do every day to promote an inclusive environment. At the David Ross Education Trust, we believe that every child deserves a world class education regardless of background, gender, ethnicity, or ability, and achieving this requires exactly the hard work and commitment shown by the team at Falconer’s Hill. It’s wonderful that they are getting the recognition that they deserve through this prestigious award.”