KIDS launches free eLearning for schools
20 Sep 2012
Today KIDS launches a new free eLearning package for schools, aimed at ensuring an inclusive welcome to all disabled children regardless of their impairment.
As part of the ‘Delivering Inclusion’ project, sponsored by the Department for Education, KIDS has created an eLearning suite aimed at ALL school staff, from non-teaching assistants and lunchtime supervisors, through to SENCOs, teachers, head teachers and school governors.
Titled ‘Creating an Attitude of Inclusion’, this eLearning provides examples of best practice and professional guidance to support schools in ensuring that they foster a supportive environment, so that disabled children and young people can learn alongside their non-disabled friends and peers.
Those working in settings that don't offer education may also find the eLearning useful.
This work was developed in response to the Department for Education’s Green Paper Support and Aspiration: A new approach to special educational needs and disability (DfE 2011)
'Delivering our vision depends on every teacher having excellent knowledge and skills. However, at present teachers’ initial training does not always equip them with the tools to identify and meet a broad range of needs. Children and young people have told us that they find it frustrating when those who help them in school or college have an insufficient understanding of their conditions or needs. Teachers tell us that understanding different types of SEN helps them to teach effectively and that more could be done to make specialist training available.' (page 59)
Anyone wishing to access the free eLearning can do so by creating an account here: http://elearning.kids.org.uk/login/index.php
If you want to find out more about the ’Delivering Inclusion’ project, you can find more information here