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1st Edition

A Handbook for Inclusion Managers
Steering your School towards Inclusion

ISBN 9780415491983
Published September 29, 2009 by Routledge
128 Pages

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Book Description

Are you responsible for inclusion in your school?

As an Inclusion Manager, you have a strategic role that covers a great deal more than special educational needs, and requires a specific knowledge and skill set in order to steer your school towards inclusion. A Handbook for Inclusion Managers presents a wide range of information, providing plenty of fresh ideas and a stimulus for reflection on your practice.

This comprehensive and accessible text examines recent legislation, including the Common Assessment Framework, and provides information on how to gain accreditation for your work on inclusion. It will help you to create and manage an inclusive school, covering a wide range of knowledge and skills including:

  • getting the best from your staff
  • how to interpret data to judge the achievement of different groups in your school
  • where the money for inclusion comes from
  • what inclusive teaching and learning look like
  • working with special schools
  • community cohesion
  • reporting to governors, parents and Ofsted
  • working on an inclusion strategy.

Providing a framework which can be adapted to suit individual schools, A Handbook for Inclusion Managers includes a checklist of good practice to enable you to keep track of your school’s progression. The author provides numerous references to useful organisations, websites and publications to make your life easier.

This invaluable companion for Inclusion Managers, SENCos and anyone working on inclusion gathers together the background information and practical advice you need to successfully manage a truly inclusive learning environment.

Table of Contents

@contents:Selected Contents: 1.The Big Picture  2. How well is your school doing?  3. Ethos  4. Organisation – staffing and budgets  5. Curriculum  6. Monitoring the Quality of Learning  7. Working with Others  8. Reporting to Others  9. Writing the Inclusion Strategy  10. Writing the Inclusion Policy

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Ann Sydney is an educational consultant and school inspector with a background in special educational needs.