Kite Mark and Awards
Inclusion Quality Mark - Flagship School
We began our journey with Inclusion Quality Mark in 2017 when we were awarded our first Inclusion Mark. We were then swiftly awarded with the status of 'Centre of Excellence' and we have continued to be reassessed by IQM every year since, providing that external scrutiny, challenge and validation of the standard of care and education we provide for our children.
In 2020 we achived the highest award and became a FLAGSHIP SCHOOL! Only around 100 UK schools have achieved IQM Flagship School status and so we are incredibly proud of what this says about the education and care our school provides. Here is an extract from the report, "It was clear from this review that the school have continued to move forward with their high aspirations for all children and their commitment to move forward as a Flagship School is evident. I have no doubt that the school will be successful due to their whole school atmosphere of inclusion and aspiration for all within a warm family environment that reaches out to the community too."
In October 2021 we retained our Flagship School status. To read the report, please click the link below for IQM Flagship School Report...
School Games Gold Mark - 2021/22
In 2021/22, Meadowside achieved the School Games Gold Mark for the first time ever!
We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our events possible. We are committed to using the School Games to try and engage those young people who haven’t previously been active or represented our school and to try and ensure that all our students have a positive experience and want to try out new activities beyond school too in our community. We believe in the power of physical activity and school sport as a school and give opportunities to those young people that need it most either as a participant, leader, official or volunteer. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas linked to the five School Games outcomes and we are pleased thatthe hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.