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Inclusion Flagship Quality Mark

posted 24 Nov 2013, 13:31 by Stephen Eccles   [ updated 24 Nov 2013, 13:31 ]

In October 2013 Mrs Young and Mrs Farrell attended a ceremony in London to be awarded the Inclusion Flagship Quality Mark to recognise the Inclusive practice and ethos within the school.

The assessor Barbara Curry reported:

Barton Hill Academy is a very good school and improving. Its passionate leaders and committed staff will not rest until it has achieved an “Outstanding” rating, and it is held in high regard in its community. Its pupils are hard-working and motivated. No child is left 

unsupported and every child is aware of being nurtured in a combination of high expectations and all the help they need to succeed. Pupils take responsibility for their own progress and behaviour. “It’s almost impossible for a child here to go under the radar,” said one teacher.This is indeed an Inclusive school.


The school community is working together and shares a single aim: to give every child the best possible chance in life. In order to do this, it is working towards becoming more reflective about its practice. It has the advantage of a staff who sees itself as a team: one member said, “This is a formidable, mouldable staff”, still growing together as the school moves forward.