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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.

Conclusions: A system fit for the 21st century
Conclusions: A system fit for the 21st century

‘Inclusion is a process not a place.’

The opening chapter of this book showed that, although attitudes towards people who are disabled or have special educational needs have changed dramatically, from trying to hide them away to wanting to include them, there is still a misconception about the meaning of inclusion. Difficulties have arisen when the concept of inclusion has been interpreted too narrowly and taken to mean that every child or young person should be educated in a mainstream setting. This simplistic view leads to little attention being paid to whether a child’s needs could actually be met in a mainstream classroom, or, indeed, whether the child could cope ...

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