The Statutory Inclusion Statement Incorporated Into The National Curriculum ( Nc )

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The 1999 Statutory Inclusion Statement incorporated into the National Curriculum (NC), encourages teachers to develop effective mainstream education in the classroom. The impact of such developments on inclusive practice has encouraged the 2001 Special Education Needs and Disability Act (SEND) to embed the statutory rights and duties into schools and all Early Years settings. It also concentrates on SEN learners being educated in mainstream schools, including and informing parents of the measures put in place for their child. This enabled schools to request assessments for learners who they suspected had SEN (Special Educational Needs, 2001). For teachers this should have been a positive attribute because most children with SEN would have Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) now replaced by Education Health and Care plans (EHC). Possibly the most serious disadvantages of this form of assessment are, SEN children are diagnosed at different stages resulting in no other support in the classroom, some children might not be diagnosed at all and parents requests can be declined. This emphasises the demand of greater cooperation and communication between all agencies. With further regards to the Warnock update (2005) issues arose about the New Commission, examining inclusion and the process employed to give children a statement which makes clear they were not as effective as hoped. Moving on, the “vision for children with SEN and disabilities is the same as for all children and…

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