IQM was established in the UK in October 2004 with the objective of supporting both state and independent schools to become inclusive.
IQM aspire to be at the forefront of developments to ensure the inclusive education of young people.
We believe that for future generations to be able to live in harmony, we all have a responsibility to ensure that we provide an inclusive education for every child.
Every child is an individual, unique in every way, with the potential to shape the world in which they live.
As educators we have to ensure that our young people develop an inclusive approach to others, however different they may seem.
The Inclusion Quality Mark
Ofsted defines an educationally inclusive school as one in which the teaching and learning; achievements, attitudes and well-being of every young person matter.
Inclusion Quality Mark provides schools with a nationally recognised framework to guide their inclusion journey. The IQM team help schools evaluate and measure how they are performing; empowering them to improve and grow. And when they’re successful, we recognise their achievement through a system of highly valued awards that provide external validation of their inclusive status. There are over 5,500 schools in the UK who have either received an IQM Inclusive School Award, or are actively working towards meeting the standard required.
Inclusion promotes 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 and any pupils who are at risk of disaffection and exclusion.