Malet Lambert has also been labelled as an IQM flagship school, following a formal assessment by Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM) assessors.
Malet Lambert is the only school in Hull, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire to have been awarded this honour.
Assistant Headteacher, Keri Pearson, said, “I’m extremely pleased that we have become a Flagship School.
“We have a strong, experienced pastoral team who have been key to achieving this fantastic result.
“Being considered a highly inclusive school that meets the needs of all of our pupils makes us very proud.”
IQM Flagship Schools play a strong leadership role in developing inclusion best practice across a network of schools and also conduct internal research activities.
The school has had the same assessor for the past four years, and she noted the consistent improvements in behaviour, attendance and inclusion she had seen over the time period.
During her visit she met with a variety of groups of people, including governors, staff, and pupils from all year groups.
In her summary, IQM assessor Stephanie Robinson, said, “The team at Malet Lambert seek to ensure that students can thrive. The vision for the school is that it should be a place “Where every pupil matters; Where every pupil can succeed”.
“This is clearly embedded in practice as the students report that the school has high aspirations for them and that if they have a problem, the staff drop everything and ensure that their needs are addressed.”
In her report she highlighted some of the key areas where the school excels, such as pupils’ confidence and pride in their school, the welcoming school environment, the well-designed house system, and the consistent and clear behaviour policy, amongst other things.
Ms Robinson concluded by saying, “All staff are committed to the values of the school and seek to enable the students to progress.
“The needs of students are well-considered, both academically and pastorally. The senior leadership team know the students well.”