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.

Day Special Schools, Federations and Co-located Schools

Day special schools, federations and co-located schools

This chapter examines the changing role of special schools and how outreach work, federations and co-locations are helping to break down the divide between the special and mainstream sectors. It continues the discussion about the changing nature of the school population and considers which pupils may benefit from being placed in a special school. Case studies of schools include:

  • A school for pupils with SLD, co-located with a mainstream school and part of a wider federation
  • A school for the blind and visually impaired co-located with two mainstream schools, and a nearby school for the physically disabled
  • Four special schools in Northern Ireland sharing a campus with one mainstream primary school
  • A large generic special school ...
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