Inclusion Quality Mark - Flagship Status
Ranelagh is very proud to announce that we have once again been recognised for outstanding practice and inclusion in our school. For the past five years we have been an Inclusion Quality Mark School and for the past two years we have been classed as a Centre of Excellence, a very prestigious award. However, as we always continue to strive for greater heights, we have now been awarded 'Flagship Status,' the highest possible accolade in this field.
Only around 100 UK schools have achieved IQM Flagship School status. This award recognises those unique schools who have held IQM Centre of Excellence status for at least 3 years; and played a strong leadership role in developing inclusion best practice across a network of schools.
The assessor spent an entire day gathering data and evidence to support the assessment, speaking to staff and senior leaders as well as parents, children and governors. The assessor was particularly impressed with the vision and leadership of Mrs. Patel and Mrs. Chowdhury - our dedicated Inclusion team and also Mrs. Lawrenson, our Head Teacher, commenting that they are "a reflective but dynamic and driving force within the school... ensuring that inclusion remains a key focus of the school."
Being an IQM Flagship Status school now means that Ranelagh will be sharing our practise and expertise with a much wider audience, across the country. "Other schools may find Ranelagh expertise invaluable," the assessor noted "especially as the school has begun to create an assessment and provision map for use with children who would have been tracked using P Scales."
Overall Ranelagh is absolutely delighted that the hard work of all our stakeholders has once again been highlighted and our brilliance has been recognised. To read the full report click the attachment below.