If ASN is causing teachers stress, simplify the processes

We could make things much for mainstream teachers by simplifying the SEND paperwork we ask people to carry out

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Despite the presumption of inclusion, the code of practice(s) – the latest iteration is not the first one we have had – the Salamanca Statement, or even the UN conventions on the rights of children and persons with disability, inclusive practice is still somehow seen as an add-on. And more, an add-on that causes stress, greater workload, and harms teacher mental health and wellbeing. This bothers me, because teachers are struggling and leaving as a result, and children are not getting the education they should. What is more troubling is that it isn’t by any means a given.

We could make things ...

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