Inclusion Quality Mark - Centre of Excellence November 2022
"At Northwood inclusion is ingrained in all that they do.....This is a true community school with inclusion at its heart." IQM, Nov 2022
In November 2022 Northwood Community Primary School were awarded the Inclusive School Quality Mark from IQM, achieving, 'Centre of Excellence,' in recognition for the hard work, creativity and commitment towards inclusion across every level of our school. This award is a recognition of the quality and dedication of every single member of our staff and is one that we are very proud of. All staff in our school work tirelessly to meet the diverse needs of our pupils and this recognition and the findings of the report below validate these efforts. The accreditation process also involved external stakeholders and parents sharing their views about our school with the assessor and we are very thankful for the support shown to us by our community, families and the wider stakeholders that we work with.
"Parents want their children to go there and, as one described, will “fight to get them in.” One pupil described the school as “a lovely place because we can get help from our teachers, and they really care about us.” IQM, Nov 2022
This is not the end of the story for us though, in fact. it is just the beginning! We will be involved in regular inclusion cluster meetings and will be evaluated every year to ensure we are maintaining our status and commitment in this field. We are constantly looking for ways in which we can be more inclusive and enhance our offer to our children, families and staff.
"There truly is a sense that the children’s needs are viewed holistically, and potential barriers to learning are identified swiftly and acted upon. The inspirational Headteacher has invested heavily in staffing and CPD to support the wide range of needs in the school." IQM, Nov 2022
Click below to read the final report.
IQM Centre of Excellence Accreditation Report November 2022
Introducing the Excellence in Pupil Development Award
EXCELLENCE IN PUPIL DEVELOPMENT AWARD (EPDA)
DEVELOPING PUPIL SKILLS THAT LAST A LIFETIME
This award offers a structured framework to evaluate and enrich your pastoral curriculum It supports you in developing pupil’s personal attributes and attitudes, such as self-confidence, resilience and self-discipline. With a focus on involving local and national organisations, it helps you prepare pupils for life in modern Britain
- CURRICULUM - Plan so that knowledge and skills for personal development are embedded into the whole-school curriculum.
- BEHAVIOUR - Set high expectations for pupil behaviour and conduct, including punctuality and attendance.
- RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS - Promote positive attitudes from pupils towards their own learning, towards each other, and towards the wider community.
- LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS - Engage with local groups and parents to deliver enrichment activities that develop pupils’ confidence, responsibility and leadership skills.
- EXTERNAL ORGANISATION - Actively enlist the support of national and international agencies to help raise pupils’ aspirations for their future.
- PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Commit to high-quality, ongoing staff CPD so that all staff can build and support pupils’ personal development.
Here at Northwood, we are committed to achieving this award as a further commitment to our pupils, school and community.
Primary Science Quality Mark
The Primary Science Quality Mark is an award scheme to enable primary schools across the UK to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their science provision. Schools can achieve bronze, silver and gold awards.
History Quality Mark - November 2019
The Historical Association Quality Mark recognises, promotes and celebrates high quality history provision in schools. The Quality Mark is a way of helping to recognise and give credit to schools delivering a high quality history education. The Quality Mark provides a framework for success in 5 areas:
- Effective teaching and learning
- Leadership in history
On 25th November 2019, our school was awarded with the Silver Award after a rigorous and thorough full day assessment.
School Games Mark
This award is a government led scheme that rewards schools for their commitment to the development of PE, Sport and competition across their school.
Northwood Community Primary School have been awarded the GOLD School Games Mark award for their commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport in 2016-2017.
In 2013 Northwood Community Primary School was awarded the Artsmark for its continued commitment to the Creative Arts. This award was valid from 2013-2016.
We are proud to announce that as of 2018 we have achieved the Artsmark Silver Award.
The Artsmark was established to recognise schools across the country who are acknowledged as being committed to providing the best quality arts and cultural education, particularly across the four main art forms (dance, drama, music and art). Only 11% of schools across the country hold Artsmark status.
Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a simple framework to help make sustainability an integral part of school life.
The programme provides an ideal way for developing environmental awareness in the entire school in a way that links to many curriculum subjects.
We have an Eco-committee that meets once a half term which consists of pupils, these are our Eco-warriors! The Eco-committee have been working hard to improve sustainability at Northwood which shows when we earned our silver award in 2014.
Financial Education - Centre of Excellence
The Centres of Excellence programme recognises and rewards schools who are committing to, developing and continuing excellence in financial education in their own school and beyond.
Knowsley Schools 4 Health
Schools 4 Health team is working in partnership with Knowsley primary schools to improve the health and wellbeing of children and families in a fun and interactive way. Our focus is on increasing physical activity and promoting healthy eating at every opportunity, both during the school day and after school.
Rights Respecting Schools Award
STEM Ambassadors Programme
The Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Ambassador Programme is a volunteer, role-model scheme that enables people with STEM skills, from business, industry & academia, to support the brilliant work done by teachers in schools, and by others in more informal education settings, to excite young people about STEM.