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.
Chapter 6: Beyond the inclusion debate
Beyond the inclusion debate
‘Difficulties should identify strategies not barriers.’
This chapter takes up the theme of having a broad continuum of provision by looking at what this means:
- At local authority (LA) level
- At a national level, using a different country from outside the UK and Europe as a point of comparison.
In many ways, the two LAs are a contrast, but what they have in common is that they have sought in different ways to achieve a continuum of provision that fits in with their history, their community and the wishes of the families they serve.
The chapter ends with a summary of where SEND is at the present time, before the final chapter explores where it might go from here.
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