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The Portsmouth Inclusive Education Quality Mark (PIE QM) is a self-assessment tool which enables you to identify strengths and areas for development in relation to inclusive education practice.

It has been developed in response to a need identified by schools. The work has been led by schools and overseen by the Inclusion Group, which is chaired by a secondary head teacher.


  • Meets the requirements of the new Ofsted Framework and a focus on a more inclusive curriculum
  • Recognises and celebrates settings with successful practice
  • Enables us to identify and share good practice across the city
  • Supports effective targeting of training and resources
  • Provides effective tools / strategies to help schools become more inclusive and address increasing complexity
  • Will support your planning to improve school attendance, attainment and progress
  • Is designed to increase parental engagement

The PIE QM includes 10 standards:

  • Welcoming school and ethos (includes access and environment)
  • Leadership and management
  • Behaviour and safeguarding
  • Curriculum and opportunities
  • Social and emotional health and wellbeing
  • Teaching and learning
  • Monitoring progress and attainment
  • Participation of students and young people
  • Partnerships with stakeholders (families, governors, community)
  • Transition

To find our more visit the Portsmouth Education Partnership Website. 

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