Equality Policy and Inclusion Quality Mark

At Wilmslow High School we seek to pursue excellence for every student every day.

In doing so we are:

  • Dedicated to learning
  • Guided by values
  • Striving to serve

The pursuit of excellence for all emphasises that equality is about much more than simply narrowing gaps in examination performance. Rather the pursuit of excellence seeks to

  • foster aspirations,
  • maximise opportunity,
  • nurture positive relationships and
  • promote wellbeing.

The Inclusion Quality Mark Programme provides a monitoring, evaluation and action planning framework designed to promote equality objectives throughout all aspects of school life.

The eight elements of the Inclusion Quality Mark are:

  • Element 1: The Inclusion Values and Practice of the School
  • Element 2: The Learning Environment, Resources and ICT
  • Element 3: Learner Attitudes, Values and Personal Development
  • Element 4: Learner Progress and the Impact on Learning
  • Element 5: Learning and Teaching
  • Element 6: Parents, Carers and Guardians
  • Element 7: Governing Body and Management: External Accountability/Support
  • Element 8: The School in the Community

 Wilmslow High School has the following record of external assessment against the IQM framework:

  • June 2014 – awarded Centre of Excellence status for three years (with annual review)
  • May 2015 – awarded Flagship status for three years (with annual review)

To achieve this high level of recognition it is necessary for a school to:

  • Be 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.
  • Be 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.
  • Be prepared to contribute to the overall development aims of Inclusion Quality Mark, supporting the need for expertise or trialling practice.

Click here to see other schools that have been awarded either Centre of Excellence or Flagship status for the Inclusion Quality Mark.

The following documents provide:

  • a summary of the evidence provided to the external assessor
  • the record of the judgements made by the external assessor
  • the recommendations for action

IQM summary report for Wilmslow High – June 2014

IQM full report on Wilmslow High – June 2014

IQM – Centre of Excellence Review – Wilmslow High – May 2015

IQM – Wilmslow High School Review – May 2016

These documents also fulfil our obligations under the Equality Act 2010 to

  • demonstrate how the school complies with the Public Sector Equality Duty
  • prepare and publish equality objectives

For further details on this please click below to download the current school Accessibility Plan:

Wilmslow High School Accessibility Plan 2014-2017