Sarah Wild

Excursions should be for everyone

We need to plan better to ensure that educational visits don’t leave pupils with SEND on the sidelines, says Sarah Wild

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As a headteacher of a special school, I aim to give my students access to a range of exciting and enhancing experiences. However, educational visits for young people with SEND can be a minefield.

A step outside your own school gates can expose the prejudices that exist in most communities. Members of the public can be quick, and often noisy, to judge.

A fellow headteacher told me recently about a trip to Italy where some young people with Down’s syndrome were not allowed on theme park rides because they looked different. I work with young autistic women and have noticed how some people ...

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