Inclusion Quality Mark

From the Inclusion Quality Mark, Flagship Status, in 2019:


Inclusion is at the very heart of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Engineering College and is led by the inspiration and aspirations of a highly cohesive group of senior leaders with shared values led by the Headteacher, and the ‘can-do’ attitude they inspire in their carefully chosen staff.

Our Lady’s demonstrates superb care, nurture and support that is the foundation upon which the school builds its educational practice developing students for success in the 21st century through the evolution of their inspirational and creative curriculum, where inclusion is at the heart of everything that happens on a daily basis and is seen in all interactions, naturally as a matter of course.

Our Lady’s is a school where staff have the highest standards, where everyone is challenged and supported to flourish and is encouraged to work hard to fulfil their aspirations, with an expectation that every member of the school be the best they can be.

A truly inclusive and extremely caring school, where all staff are justifiably proud of the high-quality experiences they provide to all students and that is a testament to the hard work of the staff and the students and that clearly demonstrates superb inclusive practice at its best.

The staff across the school, but particularly in the BASE, Inclusion and Nurture areas, have a very real and positive impact on students’ ability to access appropriate learning or timely interventions, allied with an unwavering and uncompromising ambition for all they serve, including the disadvantaged and vulnerable students.

Mutual regard and respect shines through, with warm, positive relationships evident both in the classrooms and around the school. Students have a high regard for their teachers and want to achieve, they are keen to learn and have high expectations of themselves. The school, the staff and the students should be commended for such an inclusive approach.

Rightly, there is a tight focus on improving attainment and wider outcomes for all, and not just promoting learning of the lowest or highest achievers. Everyone connected to the school should be proud that they provide such a superbly inclusive environment.

Students always come first, and their needs are the priority. Extremely positive relationships are at the heart of everything that happens in OLQP and is at the heart of their superb inclusive policy and practice.

The school is a vibrant, yet calm learning community, where its values and vision demonstrate its outward facing nature, delivering quality teaching and learning experiences for students and demonstrating their superb inclusive culture that is a natural part of the everyday experience shared by staff and students alike.

I am of the opinion that Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Engineering College remains a school with the Inclusion agenda at the forefront of everything it provides for its students. The environment is superb providing an outstanding teaching and learning environment for teachers, support staff, students and the local community.

They have proved their expertise over the years of IQM accreditation and I believe they have the drive and capacity to continue to be a Flagship School. I therefore recommend, without reservation, that the school maintains Flagship Status for Inclusion. This will be reviewed in 12 months time.

Assessor: Mr S Gill
Findings confirmed by Inclusion Quality Mark (UK) Ltd

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