Inclusive Practice

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1. Introduction

Inclusive education is a move towards a learning environment where ‘special school’ learners are integrated into ‘mainstream’ education. According to Nind et al. (2005) ‘Education and educational provision is shared by both ‘normal’ pupils and those with a disability, at the expense of differences in the specific nature of each child or young person and her/his particular strengths and areas of weakness, and consequences that these differences have in terms of educational needs’. This means that the aim of inclusive practice is to create a neutral learning environment.
It should be noted that that every learner will have different needs and requirements and therefore, should be taught respectively. Equality is a vital
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Reasonable adjustment should be agreed at the planning stage of assessment and it relates to an adjustment that helps to reduce the effect of a disability or difficulty, which may place the learner at a disadvantage during the assessment process. It is important that reasonable adjustments do not affect the reliability or validity of assessment and they should not give the learner an advantage over other learners undertaking the same assessment.’
The list of reasonable adjustments does indicate that a practical assistant may be present during assessments however; there are no circumstances whereby a centre can apply its own special consideration. Authorisation should be requested from CYQ using the relevant application form together with evidence to support the application – for example, a doctor’s letter, a medical certificate, a statement from the invigilator or any other relevant information.
A wheelchair user may also benefit from specialist equipment to help them complete aspects of the course. The learner may not be fully aware of the consequences of their disability in an educational setting. Therefore, it may be necessary for teachers to support learners and help them adjust and succeed. Furthermore, their


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