How Mainstream Schools Make Integration Work

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The How Mainstream Schools Make Integration Work module was developed by Andrew Dickinson, Teacher at Rivendell School.

This presentation aims to support the reflection and planning taking place in mainstream schools for students returning from special education settings.

The information presented is designed to augment teaching expertise that already exists in a mainstream school.

The module outlines the need for the school team to collaboratively plan and scaffold support systems to suit individual needs. It highlights eight main areas where discussion can be generated to assist successful integration:

  • planning and communication
  • fresh start, knowing students
  • being well prepared
  • making adjustments
  • monitoring
  • promoting wellbeing
  • consistency with flexibility