Crickhowell High School is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark and Centre of Excellence Status. This is a tremendous achievement of which we are very proud. Many thanks to all involved with the process.
Educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all pupils, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background. It pays particular attention to the provision made for, and the achievement of, different groups of pupils within a school. An educationally inclusive school is one in which the teaching and learning, achievements, attitudes and well-being of every young person matters. Effective schools are educationally inclusive schools. This shows, not only in their performance, but also in their ethos and their willingness to offer new opportunities to pupils who may have experienced previous difficulties. This does not mean treating all pupils in the same way. Rather it involves taking account of pupils’ varied life experiences and needs.
“Evaluating Educational Inclusion” OfSTED 2000
- Are committed to sustaining the Inclusion Quality Mark ethos through collaborative activities.
- Have demonstrable plans to sustain and develop inclusive internal practice.
- Have good mechanisms to disseminate and share good practice between the schools.
- Have, or are able to develop, the capacity to share and disseminate good inclusion
- practice across a broader cluster of schools.
- Are willing to engage in classroom level research activity that explores inclusive practice.
- Agree to have an annual Inclusion Quality Mark visit to ratify or validate the progress and develop an annual plan for development.
- Agree to contribute an annual written update of progress against the ten elements as the basis for the annual review.
- Are prepared to contribute to the overall development aims of Inclusion Quality Mark, supporting the need for expertise or trialling practice.