Inclusion is about ensuring that all children and young people are able to participate in school in all aspects regardless of their background or circumstances they might be in. Inclusion is about providing an equal chance and access to education. Inclusive practice will help make sure that all individuals are valued and feel as though they belong.
Children and young people with SEN and disabilities are now being taught in mainstream schools. However, this does not mean SEN children cannot attend in specialist schools, if a child is in need of more intricate needs they can most certainly attend specialist school. Inclusive practice is defined as:
• The process of identifying understanding and breaking barriers to participation and belonging.
• Ensuring everyone feels valued.
• Having a sense of belonging, accepting and celebrating of differences and similarities.
• Understanding the medical and social model of disability