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By Dr Hannah Mortimereducational psychologist.

Inclusion is the practice of including all children in a school. Follow our brief guide to help familiarise yourself with the basic facts

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What you need to know

  • The idea of ‘inclusion’ is now firmly embedded within the SEN Code of Practice and the SEN Disability Act.
  • When children with SEN used to be ‘integrated’ into mainstream provision, they used to attend their local school if they could cope. Inclusion goes much further – they attend their local school ‘because they are there’. Only if it is proved that their needs cannot be met might a more specialist placement be sought.
  • Inclusion is a journey and not a destination: each LEA differs in how far their policies have come along the road. However, they are all heading in the same direction.
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