`This book could be useful for a newly appointed or inexperienced SENCO, or in a school where inclusion is an issue. It does give realistic suggestions and guidelines on how to address the mounds of paperwork which are supposed to move us forward' - Special magazine
'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
'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
'A well-written and clearly presented overview of how to develop more inclusive practice and provision' - SENCO Update
Do you want to implement an effective, high quality inclusion programme in your school, but feel overwhelmed by the mountain of DfES guidelines and don't know where to start?
If so, Anne Hayward's practical, accessible book will tell you all you need to know in bite size, digestible chunks. This book will take you through each step of the process with up-to-date information on:
- current legislation, Children's Services, Every Child Matters and DfES guidance
- a wide range of inclusion programmes and initiatives
- planning, managing and implementing inclusion with reference to Every Child Matters in your school
- inspection requirements and self-evaluation strategies,
- effective inclusion training
- advice on how to get 'Best Value' from your inclusion services
This easy-to-read guide gives you a sound overview of inclusion and is packed with practical material including examples of best practice, checklists and an accompanying CD with PowerPoint slides for training sessions. It will enable you to cut through the maze and make a real difference to young people.
Inclusion Managers and Co-ordinators, SENCOs, Learning Support Unit Managers, Learning Mentors, Senior Leadership Teams, Governors, Multi-agency Professionals, Local Authority Officers, School Improvement Partners, Ofsted Inspectors and anyone else who is involved in the inclusion agenda will find the real-life practical solutions and ideas and down-to-earth guidance in this book enable them to really make inclusion happen.
Anne is DfES Consultant for Learning Mentors, Learning Support Units and to the DfES SEN and Disability Team, and author of the much acclaimed DfES Good Practice Guidance on Learning Mentors and Learning Support Units and the new DfES Guidance on the role of Learning Mentors and Coordinators in supporting the new Children's Services and Schools Agenda.