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Mike’s thoughts on the education system for disabled people

Michael Pulman looks at the education system. Michael Pulman is a 23-year-old media student, part time journalist, and communications intern at CCS Disability Action. Education is a big part of all our lives. It is the first big step out into the world that a child makes, a crucial part of human development and an ...

Inclusive education report, missed opportunity

The Education Review Office has released a new report on inclusive education. The report, which is a follow-up to reports in 2010 and 2013, is called Inclusive Practices for Students with Special Needs in Schools. The Government is heralding the report as evidence of huge progress in inclusive education. The report is interesting, but it ...

The science of inclusion

CCS Disability Action wants everyone to feel included and valued in society. This position is based on our values and philosophy. It is also a position that is increasingly being backed by evidence. Most of us have experienced rejection and exclusion at some point in our lives. We know how bad it feels to be ...

Stopping Bullying

The Policy and Advocacy team and David Matthews tackle the very important issue of bullying. For too long we have tolerated bullying in our schools. It is difficult for parents to always keep their children safe and free from harm. This is especially true of bullying, which is an age-old problem. Bullying is about someone acting ...

Decision on residential special schools

CCS Disability Action Chief Executive, David Matthews, returns to discuss the recent decision on residential special schools The Minister of Education’s decision on residential special schools will create more choice for families and students in education than ever before. Having worked in education for many years, I certainly feel for the staff of the two schools ...

Choice!

David Matthews returns to discuss parental choice in education and the need for equality of resources between special and mainstream education.   The current swirl of letters, articles and media comments around the possible closing of residential schools, and other special education issues, has once again raised the notion of “parent choice”. Some people argue ...

Controversy and residential special schools

Policy and Information leader, Jonathan Tautari returns to discuss the recent proposed residential special schools changes and the controversy they have caused. The government is proposing to replace some residential special schools with intensive behaviour support services in a child’s local schools and home. The proposals have caused controversy. Some staff members at these schools and ...

Education for All?

In light of the controversy surrounding the potential closure of residential special schools, Policy and Information Leader Jonathan Tautari outlines why greater inclusiveness in education benefits us all. How we educate our children helps to determine what our future society will look like. Stopping disabled children from accessing regular classes and schools prevents us from ...

David’s thoughts

Welcome to our very first blog – our goal for providing this blog service is to connect with a wider audience of people interested in disability issues and ways to make this great country of ours more inclusive. Contributors to this blog will raise issues from their own working perspective. My perspective is built on ...