We Know Inclusion Works
A campaign for change based on your stories about Inclusive Education
The We Know Inclusion Works campaign is an overarching campaign originally set up by ALLFIE to counter the false claim by the then Coalition Government that there was a bias towards inclusive education. Now we are countering this Government's false claim that selective and segregated education works for everyone. ALLFIE and our network know this is untrue.
Don't forget the "We Know Inclusion Works" campaign is still collecting your stories, pictures, photos and poems about your experiences of inclusion. Contact us at the office for more information.
Here are some quotes from the responses:
" all I have witnessed (in the classroom) has led me to believe that children will always be better off being educated with their able-bodied peers, and that furthermore, the non-disabled children benefit just as much from sharing their classroom" (Teacher, Peterborough)
"I felt I had to write as I too feel there has been a downward turn in the people's attitude towards total inclusion of people with disability in our mainstream schools and feel strongly that now is the time to stop the rot." (Parent, Scotland)
"Inclusion for me, is about a society, which respects the humanity of its people." (Disabled young person, Nottinghamshire)
"Inclusive education is a much more profound and deeper challenge to our schooling system and the way we think about learning. The starting principle is that each and every learner, irrespective of the nature or degree of their impairment should have the right to belong to their local school and their local community, with meaningful and appropriate support, enabling each learner to participate and contribute to such a learning community." (Inclusion campaigner and ally, Bolton)
"Having gone through mainstream education, I have to admit that the idea of being shut up in the box of a segregated school scares me." (Disabled young person, Ayrshire)
"As a parent of a disabled young person I have only ever had one real choice. Inclusion. There has never been any doubt or questions in our mind that this was the right path for our child." (Parent, Yorkshire)