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Campaigns | Children and Families Act | We Know Inclusion Works | Educate Don't Segregate | UN Disability Convention | London Work | ALLFIE Manifesto

We Know Inclusion Works

A campaign for change based on your stories about Inclusive Education


Current campaign work
What you can do

What Allfie has achieved

The We Know Inclusion Works campaign is an overarching campaign originally set up by ALLFIE to counter the false claim by the Coalition Government that there was a bias towards inclusion. ALLFIE and our network knew this was and continues to be untrue.

The We Know Inclusion Works campaign takes a positive approach by gathering personal stories from disabled children, young people and adult disabled learners, their families, teachers and support staff in schools and other professionals working in education. The first 4 volumes of stories were presented to the then Minister for Education and SEN, Lord Adonis in 2008, as evidence of what it takes to make inclusive education work for all learners.

The evidence we continue to gather as part of the We Know Inclusion Works campaign shows that schools and colleges around the country are still developing and delivering inclusive education practice despite the current political climate and damaging aspects of the new Children & Families Act 2014

Don't forget the "We Know Inclusion Works" campaign is still collecting your stories, pictures,photos, poems all about your experiences of inclusion. Contact us at the office for more information.

 


Current campaign work

  • The ongoing gathering of evidence that we are able to use to inform and support all our elements of campaign work.

  • Using the evidence to demonstrate how inclusion works in practice for people who are yet to be convinced!

  • Useful resource for education professionals in terms of sharing good inclusive practice.


What you can do

  • Please, please, please send us your stories! Contact us at the office for more information.

What Allfie has achieved

  • Thanks to this gathered evidence, we were able to secure a commitment to Inclusive Education from all London Mayoral election Candidates in 2012.

Here are some quotes from the responses:

"…all I have witnessed (in the classroom) has led me to believe that children will always be better off being educated with their able-bodied peers, and that furthermore, the non-disabled children benefit just as much from sharing their classroom" (Teacher, Peterborough)

"I felt I had to write as I too feel there has been a downward turn in the people's attitude towards total inclusion of people with disability in our mainstream schools and feel strongly that now is the time to stop the rot." (Parent, Scotland)

"Inclusion for me, is about a society, which respects the humanity of its people." (Disabled young person, Nottinghamshire)

"Inclusive education is a much more profound and deeper challenge to our schooling system and the way we think about learning. The starting principle is that each and every learner, irrespective of the nature or degree of their impairment should have the right to belong to their local school and their local community, with meaningful and appropriate support, enabling each learner to participate and contribute to such a learning community." (Inclusion campaigner and ally, Bolton)

"Having gone through mainstream education, I have to admit that the idea of being shut up in the box of a segregated school scares me." (Disabled young person, Ayrshire)

"As a parent of a disabled young person I have only ever had one real choice. Inclusion. There has never been any doubt or questions in our mind that this was the right path for our child." (Parent, Yorkshire)

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