Newsletter Four

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Newsletter 22, Autumn 2003

 
This edition of the Network Newsletter reports on the Ethos Network's East Renfrewshire roadshow in June (Including Minorities - Including Everybody). It summarises developments from the Scottish Executive about discipline. It introduces the Parent and Children's Services Network in Clackmannanshire. It looks at new resources and summarises Ethos Network developments. This newsletter is edited by Kate Betney and produced by MALTS.
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What needs to be done to make inclusion a reality in Scottish schools, rather than a worthy aim?

Participants at the Ethos Network June Roadshow in East Renfrewshire said there is a need for the political will to match political rhetoric, and for the Scottish Executive to resource local authorities adequately to achieve real inclusion.

‘Inclusion is admirable. However, how will we ensure it is fully funded and resourced equally across authorities?’

Other suggestions included:

more teacher training, including in-service training
more education for parents, and willingness to listen to parents
better training for support staff
remove barriers to inclusion contained in the secondary curriculum
more flexible timetables
schools should be more creative with resources.

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