Date
21 April 2019
leading an inclusive school

Leading schools that include all learners

Strategies to ensure all students are supported to engage, participate, and achieve in ways that honour and value diversity.

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Strategies for action

Three key strategies for developing an inclusive school where all students are supported and diversity is valued

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Leading with moral purpose

All educational leaders, including middle and senior leaders, are responsible for leading a school that that values the presence, participation and achievement of every learner.

Five suggestions for implementing this strategy:

  1. Demonstrate a commitment to inclusion

    Includes:

    • Video
    • Resources
  2. Model the use of inclusive language

    Includes:

    • Video
    • Resources
  3. Have high expectations for all learners

    Includes:

    • Video
    • Resources
  4. Partner with whānau

    Includes:

    • Video
    • Resources
  5. Partner with external agencies

    Includes:

    • Video
    • Resources

Strategically resourcing for inclusive practices

Principals, with the support of effective boards of trustees, coordinate time, money, people and actions to maximise the effectiveness of school-wide inclusive practices, including harnessing expertise in the community.

Effective governance 1

These guidelines are a valuable resource for boards on how to show moral leadership and build an inclusive school with confidence.

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Leading learning to support inclusive practices

How do we lead learning in inclusive practices “where everybody’s in and not excluded intentionally, by design, or unintentionally?” (Edgar Schmidt).

Video hosted on Youtube http://youtu.be/aTXtT05782Y

Edgar Schmidt discusses how to create a school district where everybody’s deliberately included.

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Key resources

Success for All Every school Every child

Success for All – Every school, Every child

Read time: 9 min

This strategy has been developed to support the vision of a fully inclusive education system.

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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What an inclusive school looks like

Read time: 5 min

This information sheet describes what an inclusive school looks like and feels like. Use it to help reflect upon and review the inclusive values, policies, and practices in your school.

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

Wellbeing for success A resource for schools

Wellbeing for success: A resource for schools

Read time: 34 min

This Education Review Office (ERO) resource has been developed to help schools evaluate and improve student well-being. It highlights the need for systems, people, and initiatives to respond to wellbeing concerns for students who need additional support.

Publisher: Education Review Office | Te Tari Arotake Matauranga

Implementing an inclusive curriculum

Implementing an inclusive curriculum

From the NZ Curriculum Online resource: Inclusive Practice and the School Curriculum

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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Index for Inclusion Network: Developing a framework of values

The framework of values approach is a process to spur communities from identifying shared values to action. The ideas and processes can be used as whole-school initiatives or by individual teachers, managers, and boards of trustees. This tool is part of the UK's Index for Inclusion.

Publisher: Index for Inclusion Network

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