Inclusion Quality Mark Award
Stewards Academy celebrated the re validation of the prestigious Inclusion Quality Mark Award in October 2013 at a glittering award ceremony held in Pall Mall in London. Stewards went through a rigorous two day evaluation of ten aspects of the school's inclusive practice as linked to high quality teaching and learning opportunities.
The IQM award was first achieved by Stewards in 2010 and this re validation exercise has led to an even more prestigious award with the achievement of Flagship Academy Status. This marks Stewards out as an school of exemplary inclusive practice and was the due recognition and culmination of many years of work by the whole Stewards community. Inclusion Manager Keith Naunton and Assistant Headteacher Marie Erwood went along to receive the two awards at the ceremony. Stewards was notable at the ceremony as being amongst only a small and select group of schools nationally which have achieved Flagship Status. Keith Naunton said ' Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do at Stewards and this was duly recognised in June 2013 by Ofsted who considered this to be an Outstanding area of school life. We are all very proud of this achievement at Stewards.'