Students in inclusion units: are you getting the most out of them?

Are you getting the most out of students in inclusion units?

According to the Department for Education, over half of secondary schools use internal inclusion units.

An inclusion unit is a specific resource which ensures parity of opportunity for all by allowing teachers to teach, students to learn, and those learning with additional needs to be supported. According to the Welsh Government it should not be used as a sin bin, dumping ground or holding cell.

Inclusion units provide schools with an opportunity to address pupils’ individual needs. But are they effective in doing so? This blog post explains.

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What is the definition of inclusive learning?

The goal of most teachers is to create an inclusive learning in their classrooms that encourage active participation.

But inclusive learning extends far wider than just the classroom.

Inclusive learning provides a welcoming learning environment for all students regardless of their needs. How can you create an environment which adapts to specific needs? This blog post explains.

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Common barriers to learning and how to eridicate them

A student’s ability and performance in education isn’t a simple issue of motivation. Barriers to learning are the barriers which stop students from achieving their goals. 

Barriers to learning can be common or may be a one-off associated to individual students. 

This blog post takes a look at common barriers to learning and how to overcome barriers to learning.

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Are you caring for vulnerable students?

The Government has continuously said throughout the pandemic that vulnerable students are their priority.

Schools have remained open for vulnerable children and those children whose parents are keyworkers. However many vulnerable children have not attended.

Issues such as digital poverty have arisen, and while schools return to normal the question remains: are you caring for vulnerable students?

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Should children (and parents) be worried about attending school?

School phobia even in pre-Covid times is a very real issue. The causes of which could increase during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Not only this but Covid-19 has increased apprehension in the education setting. Children of key workers as well as vulnerable children are still expected to attend. But in reality only 5% of vulnerable children have actually been attending.

School phobia can be caused by a number of issues. The anxieties of parents, teachers and wider community will also have a substantial effect on parents. How will this all fit together and what is the Education Minister trying to do about it? This blog post tries to explain.

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