IQM Flagship School

1 April 2021

On the 1st of April 2021 Longdendale High school was visited by the Assessor for the Inclusion Quality Mark, we are delighted to share that for the third year running, we have been successful in continuing to hold Flagship School status.  We first achieved the honour of being awarded Flagship status in 2019. Only around 100 UK schools have achieved IQM Flagship School status. The award recognises those unique schools who have held IQM Centre of Excellence status for at least 3 years; and played a strong leadership role in developing inclusion best practice across a network of schools.

The learners were once again one of our school’s biggest assets. The Assessor was gushing about their professionalism, their pride and their loyalty to their school family. Mr Gill, the Assessor spoke about our ‘outstanding youngsters’ and remarked that we have ‘young people that we can be proud of’. We certainly agree! Your children did themselves proud, their families proud, their school proud and their community. He went on to write in his final report that the students he spoke to “clearly enjoy attending and participating in school life as it is a happy, friendly, stimulating, and vibrant learning environment with a clear focus on helping everyone to develop their potential, whatever that might be. They were a pleasure to talk to and were articulate and mature in the way in which they discussed their experience of the school and they felt that LHS is an extremely inclusive place and had gone above and beyond to ensure there were very few gaps in their learning moving forward. This is a fantastic accolade for the staff in the school”. We couldn’t agree more and are filled with pride with the positive contribution all of our learners make to our school community every day.