ALLFIE's Manifesto for Inclusive Education
Electoral campaigning – securing a commitment to inclusive education, as a right, for all disabled learners.
This page is about our ongoing manifesto work. Click here to read about our campaign for the 2017 General Election and how you can get involved.
In the run up to the General Election that was expected in 2020, ALLFIE has been using our Manifesto for Inclusive Education to generate support for our vision of a fully inclusive education system. Our aim is to build cross-party support for inclusive education and encourage political parties to commit to inclusive education and develop education policies in their own manifestos that support disabled people's right to mainstream education. To create a groundswell of support ALLFIE lobbies politicians with these six simple demands which set out the changes needed to ensure that all disabled learners have a civil and human right to participate in mainstream education.
The six demands are that:
All disabled learners have the legal right to attend mainstream courses in mainstream education settings.
All disabled learners have the legal right to individualised support.
Education buildings to be made accessible to all disabled learners.
All mainstream course curricula are accessible to and inclusive of disabled learners.
All education assessments and accreditations are inclusive.
Disability equality training is compulsory for all education professionals and staff.
Apart from asking politicians to commit to inclusive education, we want to build a mass movement of support for a truly inclusive education system in the UK. We want to triple the number of organisations, individuals and allies involved in our campaigning work. So if you are not one of the 135 organisations and 720 individuals that have signed our Manifesto for Inclusive Education, NOW is the time to make that pledge.
Contact us to add your name or organisation to the list.
UK Disabled People’s Manifesto
The Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance (ROFA) is a coalition of disabled person led organisations working at the local, regional and national level. ROFA was set up in 2013 and has been working to coordinate disabled peoples' organisations' campaigning activity around local and general elections. ROFA have developed a UK Disabled People’s Manifesto incorporating ALLFIE’s demands for inclusive education. The Manifesto was launched by Katy Clarke in the House of Commons in September 2013. We will be working with ROFA to influence political parties' policies on disabled peoples’ right to be included in mainstream education at all levels.
ALLFIE is using the Manifesto to generate discussion about inclusive education practice in a wide range of organisations.
Plans to increase the number and range of organisations and individuals that support ALLFIE’s 6 Inclusive Education Demands.
Raise inclusive education as a civil and human rights issue for disabled learners in political hustings and meetings being run by organisations, unions and students.
Support ALLFIE's Inclusive Education Manifesto demands.
Add your name or your organisation’s name to ALLFIE’s Manifesto - contact us to do this.
If you are going to an event and would like to ask other people to support ALLFIE’s manifesto demands then please feel free to use this form. Don't forget to return the completed forms after the event to ALLFIE’s office.
- Use the manifesto to start a conversation with your MPs and local councillors about inclusive education.
Over 135 organisations representing the education, special educational needs and disability sector have signed ALLFIE’s inclusive education manifesto.
Over 720 individuals have signed ALLFIE’s inclusive education manifesto.
Click here to see who has signed up so far
(please note: not all signatories agreed to be displayed on the website)
Gained all-party support for ALLFIE’s inclusive education manifesto during the 2012 and 2016 Greater London Authority elections.
Image by Simone Aspis