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Inclusion Quality Mark Award
Some parents will be aware that the school recently applied to be awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark.
To gain the IQM the school worked towards completing a self-audit using a tracking document.
An independent assessor visited the school for two days. He spent his time walking around the school, talking to the staff, children and parents and making informal observations of all aspects of school life. He also spent time interviewing children, staff, parents and Governors.


At the end of his visit he reflected upon all he had seen and informed Miss Leicester of the decision to award the Inclusion Quality Mark to DBJA.


What is an IQM school?
The IQM school is likely to see itself as a caring school which:-
  • Seeks maximum academic success for all students
  • Is focussed on the pursuit of outstanding teaching and learning
  • Is focussed in the interest of relationships for learning
  • Understands and cares for each individual
  • Is a loving, fun and humane school
  • Works with parents and students to raise standards and achieve excellence


IQM quotes:


'Children are valued as individuals within a caring atmosphere and there is a celebration of the cultures of all the school’s pupils in order that they feel understood.'


'It is an outstanding example of a school committed to meet the needs of its children regardless of what that takes to achieve.'


Please see the full report below.


Our next step is to apply for the Centre of Excellence IQM award. UPDATE: We have now been awarded the IQM Centre of Excellence award!!! Next step Flagship Status!

DBJA Inclusion Quality Mark Award

DBJA Awarded Music Mark Status, February 2017


We have also been awarded the school Music Mark status for our efforts to ensure there is good music provision at DBJA!


Centre of Excellence Review Report 20.02.18

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Quality Mark Award- Silver standard

Centre of Excellence Review Report February 2019

May/June 2019. More awards for DBJA!!

Dorothy Barley Junior Academy awarded Healthy Schools Awards, Bronze and Silver!