Essay on Sen in Mainstream Schools

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The purpose of this assignment is to show how a mainstream primary school supports the development of special education needs (SEN) children. It also suggests improvements that could be made to increase the level of attainment in the future. This also includes legislation policy code of practise in mainstream schools, how they support the SEN students, will also look at particular disability which is the autism plus a case study about a child with autism in mainstream school.

To support this assignment and highlight the provisions made to support SEN children evidence was collected from the school and other areas. This also helped illustrate any areas of weakness.

The Special Education Needs Code of Practice (DFES, 2001)
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The meeting discussed the progress made and any changes in the statement. Although the SENCO was present in the meeting and helped compile the documentations. It was highlighted from personal experience that time was an issue and during the meeting the SENCO was not able to answer progress questions asked about Child A. The support staff who worked with Child A outlined the progress and difficulties Child A experienced.

SEN Policies
The school’s ‘Special Education Policy’ stated that they provided a balanced curriculum for all children and that it is differentiated according to the child’s individual needs. The policy suggested that teachers implemented these factors into their planning so all children are able to access the curriculum equally.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) set out the rights of children in 54 articles and two Optional Protocols. The Convention stated the human rights every child had.

“The right to survival, to develop to the fullest, to protection from harmful influences…….. in family, cultural and social life”.

The Convention outlined four core principles which are “non-discrimination; devotion to the best interests of the child; the right to life, survival and development; and respect for the views of the child.”
The Convention protected children's rights by setting standards
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