King’s House is awarded the IQM’s Inclusive School Award

We are delighted that King’s House School has been awarded the Inclusive School Award after being assessed by the Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM). The award is a nationally recognised framework that recognises a school’s efforts to be inclusive, and their ongoing commitment to provide the very best education for all children. An inclusive school gives all pupils equal opportunities to succeed, regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, achievements or background.

The IQM Award provides a validation of current practice and a detailed report summarising the findings. Over a two-day visit the assessor met with pupils, parents, Governors, teaching and non-teaching staff, as well as observing clubs and lessons. They evaluated King’s House over different categories, including:

  • The schools’ inclusion values
  • Leadership, management and accountability
  • Curriculum – structure, pupil engagement and adaptation
  • Teaching and learning – learning environment, planning resources, and pedagogy
  • Assessment
  • Behaviour, attitudes to learning and personal development
  • Parents, carers and guardians
  • Links with the local, wider and global community

We look forward to continually progressing the school’s work to become more inclusive, particularly as we look ahead to the first cohort of girls joining the Junior Department in September 2024.

The report highlights many examples of inclusivity that take place within King’s House every day, including the support from the Learning Development team for SEN and EAL needs, the quality of teaching, the strong pupil voice, and children’s love for school. It was wonderful to read how highly pupils and parents think of our teachers, who work so hard to deliver engaging lessons and act as role models for our young people.

The IQM report said: “Pupils thrive at the school  due to the individualised and differentiated support that they are given. They are encouraged to develop their strengths and talents as much as possible. There is so much on offer that all pupils flourish.”

We hope you’ll enjoy reading the report summary below, which highlights many of the examples of inclusivity that take place within King’s House every day.