Examples of best practice, the Inclusion framework and support for creating inclusive education in West Sussex

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Our vision is that all children and young people aged 0 to 25 years in West Sussex will, irrespective of their learning needs or abilities, gain the skills and confidence to live well in their community.

They will be supported and nurtured through an educational, health and social care system that responds to their circumstances and prepares them for adulthood.

The views of children, young people and their families will be heard and used to inform decisions about person-centred services and processes.

Children and young people and their families will be:

  • Welcomed, included and have a sense of belonging
  • Cared for and supported in their health and wellbeing
  • Valued and able to influence and shape the education and support they receive
  • Supported to participate in local schools, educational settings and employment

Most children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) have needs that can be met by the resources, staff and specialists already available to their mainstream school. The SEND Code of Practice calls this ‘ordinarily available provision‘.

The West Sussex ‘Ordinarily Available Inclusive Practice’ guide has been co-written with schools, education settings, parent carers and partners and contains examples of good inclusive classroom practice to inform your schools provision.