Fully up to date with the SEND Code of Practice this book explores all the key contemporary issues relevant to supporting children with special needs in an early years context. Combining theory with practice, it demonstrates how to ensure children’s individual needs are at the heart of early years provision. Key topics covered include: • The history and current climate of SEN provision • Working with Parents • Models of special needs provision • Leadership and inclusion • Professional ethics • Multi-agency working • Early intervention • International perspectivesx This core textbook is an essential read for early years students at all levels, and early years practitioners who wish to gain a greater understanding of the core issues affecting special needs provision.
Chapter 5: Leadership and Inclusion : Creating an Ethos, Culture and Provision
Leadership and Inclusion : Creating an Ethos, Culture and Provision
- How can a school’s leadership team encourage inclusive practice within the setting?
- Which characteristics of leadership styles found in research literature are perceived to support inclusive practice?
- What strategies help implement inclusive education in early years settings?
- What other factors can play an important role in promoting inclusive practice in a setting?
- Is working with external agencies considered an effective strategy for inclusion?
As has been seen in previous chapters, it is very difficult to define inclusion. In previous years, different authors and researchers have made efforts, but it is very seldom that any two will ever agree entirely. The matter of inclusion is a versatile one and has ...