In Gloucestershire we believe that every child and young person should be able to learn and grow in an environment that enables them to become confident, resilient and successful young adults that are able to make a positive contribution to their community. Children who have a sense of belonging and are supported to participate in everything their school offers can be more successful regardless of their background, culture or ability. Because of this belief and vision we have launched a project to co-produce an Inclusion Charter for children from the earliest years to adulthood.
We hope the Inclusion Charter will:
- Give children, young people and parents confidence and trust in all educational settings to overcome the barriers to meaningful and positive participation in all aspects of education
- Offer parents, children and young people choice of a wide range of educational settings that are of equal quality; regardless of their designation
- Create equity while valuing diversity in our educational settings - over time, reducing the potential isolation of those with additional needs
However the Inclusion Charter will only be meaningful if the greatest number of people share their thoughts, experiences and ideas and as such we want to hear about the values and innovations that you believe contribute to an inclusive education. Please help us to achieve our aim of working together to agree what makes an educational setting inclusive and support our commitment to all of Gloucestershire’s children to help them thrive and learn.