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How to give children and young people who have SEN and disabilities (SEND), the support they need in the environment where they feel most fully included, should be a key concern of every teacher and practitioner. Drawing on her years of experience and conversations with a range of professionals, as well as the thoughts of children, young people and families who have encountered a number of settings, SEND expert Dr Rona Tutt examines both the benefits of the recent SEND reforms and also the opportunities that have been missed to meet needs more flexibly. Content focuses on; – Creating a climate where all children can thrive – An appreciation for the variety of innovative ways school leaders are meeting the needs of students – A consideration of the wider context of SEN from local to national level Clear and accessible, this is an inspiring read for anyone concerned with how individual needs are best met, rather than where their education takes place.

Creating a climate where all can thrive
Creating a climate where all can thrive

‘A range of rich environments in which a range of students can learn.’

Chapter overview

Following on from the previous chapter’s discussion on why more specialist provision is needed rather than less, this chapter considers how different settings are adapting to meet the needs of their pupils. This includes:

  • Parental views on provision
  • How all schools are changing
  • The dual role of special schools and the diversity of provision
  • The importance of the right environment in terms of reducing bullying and avoiding exclusions.

The above points are illustrated by examples of what is happening in different mainstream and special schools, as well as developments in pupil referral units (PRUs).

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