Ensuring an inclusive school environment which supports every pupil to be their best is a priority for school leader Bavaani Nanthabalan. She discusses three core principles for achieving this

My commitment to ensuring the most inclusive school environment possible has been a cornerstone of my professional life.

My family and I came to London in the early 1980s, leaving behind an assistant headship role in a Singapore school as my son was diagnosed as profoundly deaf and the provision for children like him was limited in our part of the world.

I started teaching in Camden in London and quickly realised how different the education system was to what I had left behind. Having been used to a system based around testing I found it more difficult that there wasn’t a standardised national curriculum, but I loved the freedom that teachers were given in teaching their curriculum.

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