What Makes a Good School?
As we see our world becoming more divided and people segregated, the need for tolerant, diverse and inclusive schools is greater than ever. Yet you may, like me, be wondering if there are any truly inclusive schools out there – willing and able to provide a meaningful education for all? – Lucy Bartley
Quiet Riot – Freedom Fighters
24 – 26 June 2016 was a weekend to remember. ‘Freedom Fighters’ from the UK and Ireland joined in the Freedom Fighters Festival in Amsterdam. The festival focused on raising the public conscience about the way disabled people continue to be denied their freedoms. In particular the freedom of people who do not use speech to use alternative ways to communicate in the world.
Q: I am a parent of two children. My 13 year old non-disabled son has passed the 11 plus exam and is attending the local school, which happens to be a grammar school. I would like my 10 year old daughter, who has learning difficulties, to attend the same school. We believe my daughter will […]
Submission to the Lenehan Review of Residential Special Schools and Colleges
ALLFIE believes the experience of residential special schools cannot be improved because separation from community and family fundamentally undermines the equality and wellbeing of disabled children and young people and harms society, and that parents are not given real choice to keep their children in mainstream local education.