Case study

How can your environment support inclusion?

Kentish Town CofE Primary School

"When it comes to inclusion here," says Miriam Nadarajah, the schools' autism lead, "we want the children to think about what it's going to be like when they're grown-ups, and that isn't about being separate." Kentish Town CofE Primary have an inclusion strategy that allows children with SEND to thrive in a mainstream school.

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Inclusive learning environments
Centre Type
Primary Schools
Focus Area
Greater London

Good SEND practice is good practice for all children. In an inclusive setting, children gain skills in citizenship and communication. The social model of disability underlines the importance of the environment. Clearly defined classroom spaces that are predictable and familiar, robust and safe, with naturally calming colours and smells help students to excel and reduce stress for everyone.

 – James Humphries
Head teacher, Kentish Town CofE Primary

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