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Inclusion Quality Mark with Flagship School Status for Rebecca Cheetham

Source: IQM Award

The school motto of “forging forces to give children the best start in life” was very evident during the review. Leaders and staff are passionate about improving the outcomes of the children in their care as well as their families.

The importance of working with parents was a strong element of the discussions that were undertaken during the day. The challenge of closing the Nursery because of COVID-19 to the majority of children in their care was of great concern to the team at Rebecca Cheetham. The team was spending time developing ways of sharing resources such as paper and creative materials with children.

Members of the team had developed bags that parents could collect from the school. Other developments included making online videos of the staff telling and reading stories as well as singing songs that parents could use with their children. The feedback from a parent was incredibly positive about being able to access “colouring and craft and the videos with the staff singing.”

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