Inclusion Quality Mark Report
On the 24th of January 2017 Woodlands School undertook an assessment by the Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM) team.
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 and endorses our equitable and inclusive approach to all that we do at Woodlands 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 and exceeded the standards for this prestigious award.
Extracts from the report:
The school is highly inclusive, promotes equality of opportunity exceptionally well and no-one is ever left out. Arrangements to tackle discrimination and to foster good relations with all are at the heart of the school’s work. Partnership with parents is exceptional.
I am of the opinion that Woodlands School has further developed its inclusive practices since the last assessment in 2011 and exceeds the standards required by the Inclusion Quality Mark. The high-profile Woodlands has locally, the partnerships it has with local schools and organisations, the work and growing reputation of Woodlands Outreach Department across Harrow schools makes it well placed to become an Inclusion Centre of Excellence in due course.
Woodlands School provides a very safe and highly organised environment which both stimulates and challenges pupils. In turn pupils make excellent progress, particularly in terms of social interaction and communication. They develop a love of learning, supported by highly skilled staff.
All teaching staff demonstrate a clear understanding of the ways in which individual pupils learn. Pupils are provided with challenging learning situations with clear targets (displayed in all class rooms) and individual support. Careful monitoring and evaluation builds on to trusting relationships between staff and pupils giving confidence and pride in achievement.
You can read the full report here: