Kenilworth School

Flagship Inclusive School

We are very proud to have been awarded Flagship Status for the Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM). This follows the school being an IQM Centre of Excellence for three years. This makes Kenilworth School and Sixth Form one of only 100 schools in the country to have been awarded this Flagship status.

In order to be awarded the quality mark schools have to show how they ensure inclusion of students, staff, parents and the community in all aspects of school life. The process is very rigorous with a detailed application having to be submitted, followed up by a two day visit to the school by an Inclusion Quality Mark assessor. The assessor verifies that what has been published within the school’s application is accurate and can be properly evidenced.

Over the two days the assessor observed lessons and assemblies, interviewed a number of students, staff parents and school governors. Following this assessment, we have been successful in gaining the Inclusion Quality Mark.

To achieve Flagship status, as school must have been a Centre of Excellence for at least three years and have successfully met targets set by IQM and satisfy an assessor in an annual review of progress generally and towards achieving the targets.

Part of being a Flagship school is to undertake a research project. Due to the importance on a global scale, we have decided to focus on sustainability within the school and the wider community. The results of the project will be shared with other IQM schools nationally.