We are a national campaigning and information-sharing network led by disabled people. We campaign for all disabled learners to have the right to access and be supported in mainstream education. ALLFIE believes that the whole education experience should be inclusive of disabled learners, both inside and outside the classroom. Disabled and non-disabled learners learning together creates opportunities for the building of relationships and the creation of an inclusive society that welcomes everyone.
ALLFIE's main focus is on the English education system and law, but we also work with partner campaigning organisations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as partners in Europe.
Read our full membership briefing on the white paper "Educational Excellence Everywhere", the process of academisation and the impact on pupils with SEND - May 2016
In the current edition of Inclusion Now, academic Carl Parsons highlights some of the ways in which the academies system excludes disabled children and those with SEN, and gives us some facts and figures around how this is happening. You can receive the full version of Inclusion Now three times a year when it comes out by joining us.
Thanks to our amazing supporter Richard Alderson who ran the London Marathon on 24th April in aid of ALLFIE, in a time of 3 hours, 3 minutes and 40 seconds, and thank you to all our lovely donors! There's still time to give to our Marathon appeal and support our work.
The Alliance for Inclusive Education says the Government's academies plan is a breach of disabled people's human rights. March 2016
The Government announcement that all existing local authority schools will be converted into academies by 2022 is very likely to increase disability-related discrimination, is bad for inclusion and is a fundamental breach of the Government's obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Research carried out individually by the Independent Academies Commission, the Guardian and National Union of Teachers has highlighted academy schools' bad practice including the overuse of exclusions, removing SEN children from the roll at Key Stage 4 and transferring them into maintained mainstream schools. The Government's announcement alongside the recent change in the law which allows Special Academies to admit SEN children can only signal a plan to deny SEN children access to mainstream education, and is further evidence of the wider attack on inclusive education practice. Download the statement.
ALLFIE'S response to the Purpose of Education Inquiry February 2016
Response to Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission's consultation on the inspection of local effectiveness at meeting disabled children and young people's needs, February 2016
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Phone 020 7737 6030
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