The Optimus blog

The blog that inspires leaders in the UK education sector

The Optimus blog

The blog that inspires leaders in the UK education sector

Equality

Gareth D Morewood

‘They said we couldn’t do it’ – a celebration of 25 years of Disability Equality in the Classroom

I have always been influenced by powerful messages and none more so than those in the book Incurably Human by Micheline Mason . Last weekend I was not only able to meet Micheline personally, but was also fortunate to deliver a keynote address at the event marking 25 years of a struggle for equality...
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Gareth D Morewood

Inclusion on the road

Well, we all survived the three-day residential trip to Anglesey at the Conway Centre – despite some minor knocks resulting in two trips to Ysbyty Gwynedd! After careful planning to ensure a truly inclusive educational visit (see SENCology part one ), the three days afforded some amazing moments...
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Gareth D Morewood

Inclusion means everyone goes on visits

School visits can be unforgettable experiences for young learners. Why should students miss out because of their needs? Ellin's Tower, Holy Island, Anglesey. Copyright Peter Barr It has been an extremely hectic year at our school so far, but there have already been some amazing outcomes for our...
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