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22nd January 21

The National Curriculum and Inclusion

National Curriculum Inclusion Statement


Inclusive practice is central to developing quality–first teaching practice. The current policy context (Every Child Matters, Higher Standards, Better schools for all, Removing Barriers to Achievement, Aiming High: Raising the achievement of minority ethnic pupils) enables us to work within a supportive framework where there is an expectation that inclusion is an entitlement for all children.


The National Curriculum Statutory Inclusion Statement (2000) states:


"Schools have a responsibility to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all pupils.  The National Curriculum is the starting point for planning a school curriculum that meets the specific needs of individuals and groups of pupils."


The Inclusion Statement sets out three principles that are essential to developing a more inclusive curriculum:


  1. Setting suitable learning challenges;
  2. Responding to pupils' diverse learning needs;
  3. Overcoming potential barriers to learning and assessment for individuals and groups of pupils.


To view the National Strategies inclusion presentation, click HERE