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Pupils of Homerswood School celebrate the fact that the school has been awarded 'Centre of Excellenc

Pupils of Homerswood School celebrate the fact that the school has been awarded 'Centre of Excellence' by the Inclusion Quality Mark by releasing balloons with messages written on them about how the school has helped them feel 'included' or what they have done themselves to help someone else in the school. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

Excited Welwyn Garden City children released a cloud of balloons to celebrate their school’s achievement when it comes to inclusion.

Pupils of Homerswood School celebrate the fact that the school has been awarded 'Centre of Excellenc

Pupils of Homerswood School celebrate the fact that the school has been awarded 'Centre of Excellence' by the Inclusion Quality Mark by releasing balloons with messages written on them about how the school has helped them feel 'included' or what they have done themselves to help someone else in the school. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

Homerswood Primary and Nursery School in Kirklands has been awarded the title ‘Centre of Excellence’ by the Inclusion Quality Mark.

Children wrote messages on the 220 biodegradable balloons explaining what the school meant to them.

Chair of governors Helen Jarvis said: “As a school and community, we were delighted to be awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark for the third time.

“Homerswood prides itself on being a welcoming, friendly school that is supportive and vibrant for all pupils to learn and thrive.

Pupils of Homerswood School celebrate the fact that the school has been awarded 'Centre of Excellenc

Pupils of Homerswood School celebrate the fact that the school has been awarded 'Centre of Excellence' by the Inclusion Quality Mark by releasing balloons with messages written on them about how the school has helped them feel 'included' or what they have done themselves to help someone else in the school. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant


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“Our inclusion policy is designed to ensure that we cater for all abilities, and that children will always be treated as individuals.

“Receiving the IQM will not change us as a school as inclusion is so embedded in our ethos and is an integral part of school life.

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“However, being awarded the IQM is recognition of this fact and provides an accreditation for all the pupils and staff, highlighting what makes Homerswood so special.”

Pupils of Homerswood School celebrate the fact that the school has been awarded 'Centre of Excellenc

Pupils of Homerswood School celebrate the fact that the school has been awarded 'Centre of Excellence' by the Inclusion Quality Mark by releasing balloons with messages written on them about how the school has helped them feel 'included' or what they have done themselves to help someone else in the school. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

Pupils of Homerswood School celebrate the fact that the school has been awarded 'Centre of Excellenc

Pupils of Homerswood School celebrate the fact that the school has been awarded 'Centre of Excellence' by the Inclusion Quality Mark by releasing balloons with messages written on them about how the school has helped them feel 'included' or what they have done themselves to help someone else in the school. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

Pupils of Homerswood School celebrate the fact that the school has been awarded 'Centre of Excellenc

Pupils of Homerswood School celebrate the fact that the school has been awarded 'Centre of Excellence' by the Inclusion Quality Mark by releasing balloons with messages written on them about how the school has helped them feel 'included' or what they have done themselves to help someone else in the school. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

Pupils of Homerswood School celebrate the fact that the school has been awarded 'Centre of Excellenc

Pupils of Homerswood School celebrate the fact that the school has been awarded 'Centre of Excellence' by the Inclusion Quality Mark by releasing balloons with messages written on them about how the school has helped them feel 'included' or what they have done themselves to help someone else in the school. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

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