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Inclusion Quality Mark - FLAGSHIP STATUS!

In December 2020, we were awarded FLAGSHIP STATUS by the Inclusion Quality Mark

We were delighted to have been judged a FLAGSHIP SCHOOL FOR INCLUSION.  The full report can be accessed via the link below.  Some highlights are:


In terms of inclusion Knotty Ash Primary School is an outstanding school in every sense where the commitment to superb care, nurture and support are the foundation stones of its inclusive approach and are ingrained into the very fabric of the building, its staff and its students.


The superb inclusive ethos and nature is shown in the way that they educate, care for, support and nurture all of their  children.


The review underlined the superb and evolving inclusive ethos, that is at the heart of Knotty Ash Primary School and was talked about and discussed openly throughout the review by staff, pupils and parents.


The fantastic rapport between the staff and between the staff and pupils clearly shone through.


What was clear from the review was the passion that staff bring to their roles and their pride in what they have and continue to achieve.  It was a privilege to participate in discussions with such professional, dedicated and enthusiastic staff, who are fully supported to achieve success for their pupils and for themselves.


It was made very clear by each parents spoken to that the staff at the school are highly valued by the parents and that everyone is included and supported, stating on numerous occasions that the school is a "Family Community" that they are privileged to be a part of.


Discussions with all stakeholders during the review demonstrated their professionalism, enthusiasm, inclusivity and passion for educating students, supporting them, their families and the local community.  What came across clearly is that Knotty Ash is a real life 'Family', that is at the heart of its community and was described as such by staff, parents, governors and the pupils I spoke to.



We were first awarded IQM Centre of Excellence in December 2017. Inclusion at Knotty Ash is re-assessed annually to ensure that we still live up to the standards of CoE status.

Knotty Ash has been accredited as a CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR INCLUSION.  We were assessed for the national award of Inclusion Quality Mark on December 12th 2017.  The full report can be read by following the link below.  Some highlights for us at school are:


Throughout the day, without exception, everyone I met displayed the same warmth and helped to make my visit such a special and enriching experience.  It is fair to say that Knotty Ash Primary has inclusivity running through their school, it is their 'golden thread'.


The children exude happiness and described their school experience here as 'amazing'.


Indeed, everyone at Knotty Ash shares the same vision: inclusion is not something you do but something you breathe, and here at Knotty Ash you live and breathe it throughout your visit.


This document clearly demonstrates the outstanding practice in place within the school and the on-going commitment to inclusion.



Inclusion Quality Mark assessment report Dec 2017