Creating an Inclusive School is a course that highlights the skills, attitudes and values that schools need to foster to be able to support learners with diverse needs. It takes as a starting point the fact that inclusive teaching is the responsibility of all teachers, not just those with special training, and draws heavily on the UNICEF ‘wave model’ for inclusive education to highlight what teachers and other stakeholders can do collectively to support inclusivity.
In this course, participants will focus on the characteristics of an inclusive school and the practical activities that need to take place in order to promote an inclusive ethos. It will consider the systems and processes that create an inclusive ethos including: sharing information, managing behaviour, listening to pupils, the practicalities of school-based teacher development, how to monitor inclusivity in a school, and how to work with families, community groups and other stakeholders.
The course is practice-focussed, and task-based giving participants the opportunity to apply new concepts to their own teaching and to reflect on their practice with other participants.
After completion of this course, the participant is expected to be able to:
Week 1: What are the features of an inclusive school?
During the first week, participants will:
Week 2: Creating an inclusive ethos and culture
During the second week, participants will:
Week 3: Creating a learning organisation
During the third week, participants will:
Week 4: Working with communities, families and stakeholders
During the fourth week, participants will: