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Three strategies for building an inclusive school culture

How can we build a culture where inclusive learning can thrive in schools? SENCO and SEND lead Will Cannock identifies three key factors

As the late Bishop Desmond Tutu once said: “Inclusive, good-quality education is a foundation for dynamic and equitable societies.”

It stands to reason that building a more inclusive environment for all must begin in our schools. An inclusive culture provides support for pupils with additional needs and ensures the curriculum is diversified to reflect the multicultural world in which we live.

What steps can schools take to start to break down barriers and create the inclusive learning environment children need to succeed?

Exciting and engaging learning for all

In a school setting, a focus on inclusion is to intentionally create an environment where every child can take part in the same activities and enjoy the same experiences. While the needs of individual children and groups may be different, the end goal is for each pupil to feel included, valued and supported in everything they do.

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