Change that leads to better lives

The Right of All Children to Have Gloriously Ordinary Lives

This online session took place during NDTi’s Inclusive Education Festival, 15-19 March 2021. During the week, there were eight sessions to showcase great stories where inclusion really works and what needs to happen to ensure a more inclusive society.

Chaired by Richard Reiser from World of Inclusion, in this session we hear from:

  • Tricia Nicoll (Director), Tricia Nicoll Consulting. Tricia is passionate about getting everyone gloriously ordinary lives and works to support all those working with children, young people and adults to aspire to this aim. Tricia talks about how she has worked to support the two autistic young people she fostered (and for who she is now their shared lives carer) to achieve their right to an inclusive education. Tricia also talks about the importance of the language we use when describing people who are perceived as different.
  • Sanchita Hosali (Director), The British Institute of Human Rights. BIHR’s mission is to enable change through human rights by supporting people and organisations to use human rights advocacy and approaches in their everyday life to achieve positive social change. Sanchita speaks about the origins of human rights following the Second World War and the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. Following this, the European Convention on Human Rights was agreed in 1950 and in the UK the Human Rights Act was passed in 1998. Sanchita also speaks about how these conventions and laws affect us; and what they mean in the education sector, specifically for the inclusion of children and young people who face barriers because of the labels they have been given.

Please note that some of the videos shared during the presentation do not show up very well in this recording, if you want to watch them separately the links are below:

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As this is a recording of a live, online session, the sound and picture quality may vary. To ensure quick sharing of the recordings, captions have not been added yet. If you require a transcript, please email

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