Week 2: Creating an inclusive ethos and culture
2. Key factors for establishing a strong inclusive ethos
The foundation of an inclusive school is that all pupils of different abilities, and children with disabilities are welcome to attend and that staff are able to make adaptations in the classroom to ensure that they can access learning, as outlined in the first course in this series, ‘Inclusive Teaching and Learning’. However, this foundation needs to be supported and developed through school leadership and organisation, including school policies.
In Activity 2.1 you will find out about some key factors that contribute to an inclusive ethos and culture in schools
Activity 2.1 Creating an inclusive ethos
Allow approximately 30 minutes for this activity
Watch this video about schools with an inclusive ethos in South Africa.
Developing Inclusive Education in South Africa – Ethos and Culture from 3:45 to 7.07