Week 2: Creating an inclusive ethos and culture
When you walk into a school, you can immediately get a ‘feel’ for what it is like. The way you are greeted, the wall displays, the ways in which students and teachers interact with each other, and the sounds that you can hear will help you form an immediate impression of what that school is like and whether it has an inclusive ethos. The focus this week has been on how the policies that the head teacher and staff in the school put in place can support an inclusive ethos and make the values and beliefs that they hold, visible.
Next week the focus is the school as a learning organisation – focusing on what the head teacher and school staff can do to improve practice and monitor progress towards becoming an inclusive school.