Developing inclusive practice

Inclusion Strategy Development

Improving educational outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities is a key part of improving outcomes for all. It is widely recognised that good practice for all supports this drive for improvement.

Building upon the SEND strategy, strengths and challenges around inclusion policy and practice identified by the sector/Council officers, whilst acknowledging the lingering impact of Covid-19, it is proposed to develop a strategy that builds momentum and positive outcomes for children and young people over the next 5 years.

The Inclusion strategy is intended to provide clarity and opportunity to align Shropshire policy with national, regional and local evidence based best practice.

Key documents and resources

10th February 2023 - Resources from Developing Inclusive Practice Day 1 held at Shrewsbury Town Football Club

Developing inclusive practice handouts

Draft Inclusion Strategy Development (Sept 22)

19th April 2023 - Pillars of Leadership webinar. With Angela Holdsworth CEO of the SeaView Trust

SEND Code of Practice, Department for Education, 2014

Link to Whole School SEND review documents (requires free account)

'Supporting SEND' - Ofsted research review, May 2021


30th June 2023 - Resources from Developing Inclusive Practice Day 2 held at Shrewsbury Town Football Club

Thank you to all those who were able to join us on Friday June 30th. There appeared good involvement with the exercise in the afternoon and the task is now to collate all the information gathered to produce the next version of the ordinarily available provision document (SOAP).

The presentations from last Friday and the conference in February are now available via the Local Offer website and can be accessed using the following links:

Future events

Developing Inclusive Practice Day 3 will be held on Friday 24th November 2023 at the Barnabas Centre, Shrewsbury. Further details will follow in due course.