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What is Tools for Schools? How can the Inclusion Framework and OAIP support my setting?

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How to develop a consistent approach across the school / setting

Things to consider:

  • Consider introducing a solution circles approach for staff use. Model the technique in a staff meeting.
  • Pair up staff members as ‘critical friends’, Provide a support framework for coaching conversations. It is often helpful to select pairings to ensure there is relevant support for the pairs’ strengths and areas for development.
  • Introduce the use of the Ordinarily Available Inclusive Practice (OAIP) guide as a classroom tool as part of whole school training.
  • Train staff on a consistent Assess, Plan, Do, Review model so they are able to complete 2 cycles before SENCO is involved. See Individual Support Plan pages of Tools for Schools for a planning framework.
  • Hold an open ‘surgery’ so staff feel SENCO is supporting any problems.

Last updated 16 August 2021

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