Quality Mark for Inclusion


DfE Guidance on temporary changes: attendance recording for educational settings whilst closed due to the coronavirus 

We have put together key information and resources for schools to help maintain provision during the COVID-19 situation.

Access  key information and resources to support East Sussex schools during the pandemic,  including  SEND-specific information and links to the latest DfE guidance.

All East Sussex schools were awarded the East Sussex Quality Mark for Inclusion (ESQMI) in June 2018. A letter confirming this allocation was sent to all Headteachers by Stuart Gallimore, Director of Children’s Services.

The ESQMI guidance documents are listed below. An introductory summary for the Essential Criteria and the Guidance for Developing Inclusive Practice is available included in each document:

Additional Resources:

ESCAL Communication Friendly Schools Audit

East Sussex Attachment Friendly Award  

Online submissions

Schools can submit their response to ESQMI via the ESQMI website.

East Sussex Quality Mark for Inclusion 

The ESQMI website sets out the Essential Criteria that form the standards for the Quality Mark for Inclusion.

The purpose of the website is for schools to complete and submit an evaluation response to the Essential Criteria Statements.

The website also provides links to additional resources to support schools’ development of inclusive practice.

Opportunities to discuss and explore further the ESQMI will be available via local SENCO hubs.