Inclusive practices and stories

Continue reading A story about a learner with PMLD and how multi-disciplinary working supports greater independence, UK

A story about a learner with PMLD and how multi-disciplinary working supports greater independence, UK

This is the story of Abigail, a learner with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), and how effective multi-disciplinary working has helped her to achieve greater independence at the National Star College. We will reflect on how a team of professionals hold Abigail at the centre of their work, sharing knowledge, information and experience to ensure she gets the best out of her learning experience, and feels valued, safe, supported and happy.

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Continue reading Solution-based School Culture, Finland

Solution-based School Culture, Finland

In Joutseno School positive psychology and solution-based orientation has been implemented in the school’s culture in order to improve pupils’ learning outcomes and welfare. The most important goals are to develop leadership, interaction between staff and pupils, working in networks as well as interaction between school staff and carers. In the video principal Heikki Laivamaa tells about backround information about solution-based school culture, the roles of principal, teachers and pupils and the effect of solution-based on the learning community.

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Continue reading A story about a learner with complex communication needs and their transition from college, UK

A story about a learner with complex communication needs and their transition from college, UK

My name is Rebecca or Bex as I prefer to be called and I am on a three year programme at the National Star College, where I follow an individualised programme to meet my needs and reach my potential. I have physical difficulties, as I have Cerebral Palsy and use an attendant supported electric wheelchair,…

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Continue reading Breanna, Belgium

Breanna, Belgium

This is the story of Breanna, her teacher Peggy and her supporter An. Since September 2016, Breanna is a pupil at this school. She came in quite unexpectedly, her previous school didn’t know where she had gone off to. At that time, in June, it wasn’t really clear what the parents had in mind. Before, she followed courses in a school for special education. This is her sixth school…

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Continue reading Project Management Team Meeting, Statped Norway, 18-19 September 2017

Project Management Team Meeting, Statped Norway, 18-19 September 2017

Statped organised the third transnational Project Management Team (PMT) meeting in Oslo, Norway. Like the previous PMT meetings, this meeting was both intensive and filled with discussions.  The PMT meetings also give us the opportunity to socialize in the evenings, going out for dinner together. The meeting in Oslo was no exception, and already by…

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Continue reading Job shadowing at Valteri, Finland, Mar 20th – 24th, 2017

Job shadowing at Valteri, Finland, Mar 20th – 24th, 2017

In March it was time for All Aboard job shadowers to come to visit Valteri in Finland. The first three days they spent in Jyväskylä, Central Finland, and the rest of the week in Helsinki area. Job shadowers visited local schools and observed their practices in supporting inclusive education with different age groups. Focus was…

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