The Inclusion Agenda
Schools must identify and show progress for over 14 'different groups' including those who may have been receiving specialist provision: the government holds a quite broad definition of 'Inclusion'...
The Definition of the Different Groups
OFSTED has, for the purpose of inspection, defined the groups of pupils schools should analyse data against. The term 'different groups' applies to any or all of the following:
A Review of 'Inclusive Provision'
One positive approach is to undertake a review of 'Inclusive Provision' and to face the difficult questions of school organisation, staff skills, support in classrooms, use of specialist support and so on. The school then can be in a position of strength in terms of Every Child Matters, as they are inclusive.
Starting Point for Reviewing 'Inclusion' Under Every Child Matters
One of the difficulties schools have to overcome is the simple fact that, by focusing on Inclusion, it soon becomes clear that this review is all pervasive. It is therefore useful for schools to consider undertaking this review at different levels.