Inclusion…what’s the incentive?

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How inclusive are you?

I think my values are very inclusive. Schools should reflect society and every child regardless of ability, gender, sexuality or nationality should be welcome in any school. The problem is that government policy is making schools less inclusive.

We all know that schools are judged by government through Ofsted and that Ofsted are told by government to use attainment and progress in external exams or tests as the basis for deciding how well a school is doing. If the children attain and progress well in a school compared to national averages that school will be judged as good.

So what are the barriers to good attainment and progress?

The quality of teaching is undoubtedly the biggest help or hindrance to pupils. If children are taught well they will achieve well, if they are taught poorly they will achieve poorly. But ask any good teacher whether every…

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