Offers strategies for supporting students with special needs in mainstream schools and covers the changing nature of advisory services and the role of day and residential schools.

Mainstream Provision for Special Educational Needs

Mainstream provision for special educational needs

This chapter is concerned with the majority of children with special educational needs who are catered for in mainstream provision. As well as discussing different types of support, in terms of the curriculum, facilities and staffing, four examples are given of very different settings from across the age range:

  • A children's centre
  • A first school, which is about to become a primary school, and which has a very high percentage of pupils with SEN
  • A secondary school for girls, with a mixed sixth form, which has had a below average number of students with SEN
  • An academy, with resourced provision for students who have:
    • behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD)
    • physical disabilities (PD)

The Mainstream Perspective

Until recently, much of the debate ...

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