E111 Tma2

Including all children
I have complied with the ethical considerations for E111.   I have followed the BERA guidelines (The Open University 2013).
Introduction to the TMA and the child or children
Being inclusive means a school is working to ensure that all children who attend, whatever their background, do not experience barriers to their learning and participation (The Open University 2013 p.181). (KU 1.6)
Our school objectives include providing an inclusive education to all of the children and for them to feel a valued part of the school community; we aim to achieve this through the removal of barriers to learning and participation (My School, 2013). (KU 1.2) (KU1.5)
In consultation with the class teacher I decided to focus on Michael and his identified learning difficulties and behavioural issues.   Michael’s behaviour became a cause for concern at the age of 6, he is now 11 and has received continuous support throughout his school journey.   As well as Michael’s behaviour he was identified as requiring additional support with his reading comprehension, concentration and recognising the letters ‘b’ and ‘d’.  
When I began volunteering I supported a group of six children with their reading comprehension, I regularly spoke with Michael at break times and he often came to me if he was upset.   Michael’s teacher asked if I would like to work with Michael within the classroom as he felt comfortable telling me when he was not happy.  
Understanding the challenge to inclusion
Michael’s class teacher identified that he was not meeting his expected level of progress in his reading comprehension and that he struggled with identifying the letters b and d.   He found it difficult to concentrate and was distracted easily by other pupils which often led to verbal warnings, relocation within the classroom and if necessary removal to another classroom in line with the school Behaviour Policy.
Our school’s Behaviour Policy outlines the expectations of...