Making Inclusion Happen
A Practical Guide
- Anne Hayward - DfES Consultant for Learning Mentors, Learning Support Units and to the DfES SEN and Disability Team
Brian Parker, Headteacher, Longdendale Community College
Do you want to implement an effective, high quality inclusion program in your school, but feel overwhelmed by the mountain of guidelines and don't know where to start?
This accessible book tells you all you need to know, and offers lots of realistic suggestions. It takes you through each step of the process, and has up-to-date information on:
- Current legislation, Children's Services, Every Child Matters and DfES guidance
- A wide range of inclusion programs and initiatives
- Planning, managing and implementing inclusion in your school, with reference to Every Child Matters
- Inspection requirements and self-evaluation strategies
- Effective inclusion training
- Advice on how to get 'Best Value' from your inclusion services.
Written in a clear, down-to-earth style, this guide gives you an overview of inclusion and is packed with practical material, including examples of best practice and checklists. It comes with an accompanying CD, which has PowerPoint slides for training sessions on it, as well as other photocopiable materials.
Everyone involved in the inclusion agenda will find that the real-life solutions, ideas and down-to-earth guidance in this book enable them to really make inclusion happen.
'Anne Hayward has once again shown that she is at the cutting edge of educational thinking about inclusion. She has a straightforward approach to identifying barriers to learning and ways to remove them, with transparent strategies and practical suggestions for meeting pupils’ needs. This book is an essential read for all staff in schools, as inclusion is recognised as a full school responsibility' -Brian Parker, Headteacher, Longdendale Community College
'In a world where education initiatives seem to land as relentlessly as dead leaves from a grey sky, this book will help... Readers can rest assured that they are in good hands...'
'Though it is presented as a workbook that one might dip into for useful bits, it is in fact more than that and repays more thorough reading from beginning to end, for much is covered... It will certainly be invaluable for Sencos and headteachers who want to ensure that they are up to speed with Government initiatives and directives...'
'The book is called Making Inclusion Happen and it will certainly help you to this end, for it's an excellent résumé of issues and schemes' - Times Educational Supplement, Book of the Week
'A well-written and clearly presented overview of how to develop more inclusive practice and provision' - SENCO Update
A really lovely easy to read book great addition to the reading list
This is a good informative practical book which would support students in gaining knowledge and understanding of inclusion in practice. Although it is informative it lacks academic references to support University students, having said that it does offer foundation knowledge to develop an understanding.
not enough detail or academic reference
Essential reading which helps you to understand inclusion with practical tips and suggestions.
Another good book about inclusion, would recommend
Essential reading for all which supports the removal of barriers both perceived and real that exist.
Ideal to support the sessions I am teaching on the Inclusive Education module on the BA Education Studies programme. Some students may find the book beneficial to their studying. Lots of interesting case studies.