Peartree Primary School Celebrates Inclusion Quality Mark Award

Primary Times was delighted to be invited to Peartree Primary School in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. The school has been awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark and named as a Centre of Excellence for Inclusion.

Peartree Primary School celebrated this award by creating a beautiful piece of artwork which every child contributed to. This was unveiled by the Deputy Mayor of Welwyn and Hatfield, Barbara Fitzsimmons in a special assembly attended by invited guests. The assembly included poems read by the children. It was an event that celebrated individuality, difference and acceptance.

The prestigious award follows a Good OFSTED report (February 2016) and is part of Peartree’s drive to ensure that all children make excellent progress regardless of their starting point. Headteacher, Clare Herbert commented “We are so pleased with this award and we are very proud of the hard work our staff put in to help our children. To be named as a Centre of Excellence is very special and we are delighted that the IQM identified how much progress our children make, regardless of any challenges to their learning.”

Acting Deputy Head and Inclusion Leader, Clare Bellwood explained that school leaders carefully assess the needs of each child and plan for them individually. “We take a holistic view. This involves using a child centred approach to learning so our children feel they have ownership of their own education. This builds resilience and self-discipline.”

The report particularly recognised how “Staff build strong links with parents of pupils and review strategies regularly for maximum success.”

Headteacher, Clare Herbert added that “This report reflects the many strengths of Peartree School, in particular how we have firm expectations for ALL children to achieve the very highest standards in their learning.”

INCLUSION by students, Nellie and Noah 


In Peartree everyone is welcome

No one is left out

Cooperation is a value

Learning for all

United we make our community

Surrounded and safe

Including everyone

Opportunities for all

Now that’s INCLUSION


The children from left to right: Nellie, Athanasious, Amelia, Chloe, Brennan, Charlene, Adriana, Jacob, Jasper and Noah
The adults from left to right: Clare Herbert ( Headteacher), Clare Bellwood ( Inclusion Leader) Barbara Fitzsimmon ( Deputy Mayor of Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield)

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