Inclusion promotes equal opportunities for all pupils, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background. It pays particular attention to the provision made for, and the achievement of, different groups of pupils within a school and any pupils who are at risk of disaffection and exclusion. Ofsted defines an educationally inclusive school as one in which the teaching and learning; achievements, attitudes and well-being of every young person matter.
Bishopton is a truly inclusive school, committed to valuing the uniqueness of all pupils. We provide our whole school community every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards, and the mental and physical health and well-being of our pupils is our main priority. We are a rights respecting school and we recognise that all of our pupils have varied and diverse needs and life experiences. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and have high expectations of success for all pupils.
Inclusion Quality Mark
‘The focus on achievement, expectations and aspirations has given rise to many success stories at Bishopton which are living proof of the positive impact of this inclusive ethos.’ IQM report 2020
The Inclusion Quality Mark provides schools with a nationally recognised framework to guide their inclusion journey and to give a nationally recognised validation of their inclusive practice and ongoing commitment to developing educational inclusion.
Bishopton started it’s Inclusion Quality Mark journey in 2018. The school had it’s first assessment day, and the assessor was so impressed she recommended that Bishopton became a Centre of Excellence.
Since then, Bishopton have continued to work hard in this area and maintained the Centre of Excellence status in 2019 and 2020.
The October 2020 review took place against the back drop of COVID and the assessor, Max Kelly stated:
‘Bishopton’s work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has been phenomenal and placed the focus on the community.’
The goal is to become a Flagship school in 2021.
If you would like to find out more about this quality mark, and the work at Bishopton, please read the attached reports or speak with Mrs Carr or Miss Tokat.
Bishopton Centre Pupil Referral Unit Review – July 2019
Bishopton Centre Pupil Referral Unit Review – Oct 2020 (1)