Special Needs

The limits of inclusion

With the growing government emphasis on inclusion, the role of special schools has become marginalised in education policy. Yet for many children, inclusion in the mainstream is a route to failure.

With the growing government emphasis on inclusion, the role of special schools has become marginalised in education policy. Yet for many children, inclusion in the mainstream is a route to failure. Howard Sharron met a head teacher of a special school, who has asked to remain anonymous, to discuss three children who failed to make it in the mainstream.

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