E111 - Tma 02 - Inclusion

Name : Miss Amy Marie LockePersonal Identifier: C7213216

E111 TMA 02 Explain the importance of inclusion and how schools are obliged to carry out inclusive practice.

In keeping with The British Educational Research Association (BERA, 2011) all names have been changed to maintain confidentiality.


In this assignment I will explain the importance of ensuring all children are included within the school environment and how staff members in each school are obliged to carry out inclusive practice.   I have put together some examples from my experiences as a teaching assistant and some methods in which I find helpful.

Firstly I would like to make it aware that the school that I currently volunteer at is an independent school which means that it is independent in its finances and governance, it is not dependant upon national or local government for financing it's operations, therefore funding has been limited to get children tested for SEN statements and adequate training for staff to teach SEN.

What is inclusive practice? Inclusive practice is making sure that children are taught in ways that suit their needs.   Inclusive classroom practice is about identifying specific educational needs and organising specific resources.   It is about making adjustments to suit the school context.   Planning, teaching and reporting so that appropriate adjustments ensure success.   Working together with the child or children, parents, SEN co-ordinator and any outside agencies required and being flexible in investigating creative ways to teach, organise, support and learn.

Inclusion is to include all parts to make a whole, this is the same within a school environment.   Inclusive practice means that all children have a right to be included in mainstream education and to participate as fully as possible in a mainstream curriculum.   Schools have a duty to accept a child with special educational needs (SEN) if they can cater for that particular child's needs....