2014 Code Of Practice ( Cop ) Essay

1688 Words Jan 3rd, 2015 7 Pages
The aim of this task is to assess whether my school fully adopts the 2014 Code of Practice (CoP) (DfE, 2014) to meet the needs of all learners. The school I work in as a teaching assistant (TA) has Pupils with special educational needs (SEN) in mainstream classes and some in the Additionally Resourced Provision (ARP) Unit. I will analyse the school’s inclusion policy which like most mainstream schools in England has been updated by the guidelines of the national policy and carefully look at how it supports the SEN provision. I will argue that the schools behaviour policy and how it is implemented impacts negatively upon inclusive practice. I will analyse how it undermines inclusion policy. I will further argue that leadership needs to develop and allow for shared expertise across various school teams. The analytical tools that will be used for this essay are the policy, legislation and reports that has been endorsed to ensure learning without barrier. The 2014 Code of Practice expects schools to embrace inclusion (DfE, 2014) and the teachers to be responsible for removing learning barriers for their pupils with SEN by providing a balanced curriculum even if the pupil is supported by a teaching assistant (TA) or specialist staff (DfE, 2014). This is aimed at promoting better learning and education. My school’s adoption of the inclusion policy follows the guidelines outlined by the Government’s code of practice where the teacher is meant to address the learning problem and…

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