We launched #ThisSchoolIncludes, a campaign promoting better training and support about inclusion for teachers, so disabled students are fully included in UK schools.
Back Up is calling for training on the principles of inclusion to be delivered to all students teachers in Initial Teacher Training (ITT) by disabled people themselves.
The campaign has been developed as a result of Back Up’s experience of supporting young people with spinal cord injury in over 50 schools through our schools inclusion service.
Our experience tells us that good practice is happening but not everywhere. That's why a new training approach for student teachers in ITT is essential.
We are collaborating with the Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education (CSIE) and Disabled Living to design and develop an inclusion training module for student teachers in ITT.
The module will establish a shared understanding of disability and offer student teachers a range of strategies for working with disabled students and information on accessing tailored support.
Please get in touch with Ella on 0208 8875 1805 if you are keen to get involved in this campaign, we would love to hear from you.
You can read more about the campaign on Posability Magazine.
Do you think inclusion education is important? Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #ThisSchoolIncludes