Inclusion: we’ve got to be practical Part 1

jordyjax

I have just finished reading some great blogs on inclusion….QT may have ruffled some feathers but the response has been fantastic; in my opinion we cannot have enough debate on this topic, because SEND is not going away!

In some ways I can sympathise with the notion of having quiet, studious classes where all children want to learn….but these already exist in private provision and some academies and free schools. Of course, being teachers, we all want to teach….I hear that mantra regularly, both from staff of excluding schools and staff in the PRU, usually when we have a particularly challenging child with complex needs or behaviour! This is usually followed by comments on not wanting to be a social worker, pmld teacher, autism specialist etc etc. I have (shame) made those comments myself in the far past….teaching SEND is jolly hard work when you have a range of complex…

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