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Where next for inclusion? - from rhetoric to rights

Monday 20th June 2016

Making inclusive education a reality…

What can we do nationally, locally and at a school level to make it happen?

Be part of the conversation with our one day event Where Next for Inclusion? From Rhetoric to Rights.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an interactive workshop which will explore the various ways that inclusive education can remain a priority for us all.

Your day will include;

  • Discussion and real life examples of Best Practice
  • Input from our experienced panel of speakers
  • Your chance to share your experiences and discuss what issues still need to be on the agenda to help make change a reality
  • Collaboration on an action plan with solutions for change

Who Should Attend?

The event is aimed at anyone interested in being part of making inclusive education work including:

  • Decision makers in local authorities (education and social care)
  • Schools and colleges
  • Children, young people and their families

Event Details:

Event: Where Next for Inclusion? From Rhetoric to Rights

Date: 20th June 2016

Time: 9am Registration – 4.30pm

Venue: Mander Hall, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD

Cost: £85 per delegate inc. vat

How to book:

To book your place, please click here

There are some free places available and we would particularly like to welcome young people and their families.
If you would like to request a free place please contact

Background to the event

'As part of its commitments under articles 7 and 24 of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the UK Government is committed to inclusive education of disabled children and young people and the progressive removal of barriers to learning and participation in mainstream education. The Children and Families Act 2014 secures the general presumption in law of mainstream education in relation to decisions about where children and young people with SEN should be educated and the Equality Act 2010 provides protection from discrimination for disabled people.' SEND Code of practice (section 1:27)

However, the number of children and young people attending special and alternative education has increased and there is little evidence that this commitment is being implemented.

What will it take to realise the Government's obligations?

This event will bring together people who are working to make inclusive education a reality, despite the many challenges.

We will work together to offer responses to the following claims:

  • That including disabled children and young people in mainstream schools doesn't deliver the education they need
  • That having disabled children and young people in mainstream schools has a negative impact on other children and young people
  • That inclusive education is not possible without more money
  • That there is no evidence that inclusion works

So, if you think inclusive education is the only way forward, and are interested in working with people who feel the same, this is the event for you!


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