On Wednesday, The inclusion Committee met for the first time. Our group talked about what inclusion means to us at Catrine primary and what we can do to make Catrine Primary a more inclusive school. We heard the story of a boy named Sam who has dyslexia and how this made school very hard for him. We decided that as a committee our aims are:
• To raise awareness of dyslexia and other learning difficulties
• To find ways to support and include all learners in our school
• To achieve our ‘Dyslexia Friendly School’ Silver award
We learned that children with learning differences often have low self esteem and thought of ways we could address this. Our committee then presented our “Feel Good Friday” idea to the rest of the school at home circles. Take a look at our example!
Today in our committee group we explored what the term inclusion means and what that looks like at Catrine Primary. We looked at the difference between inclusion, exclusion, segregation and integration and then made models to represent them.
We had lots of discussion about how we can ensure everyone at Catrine Primary is included and supported in their learning.
We also had a visit from the Digital Learning Committee who demonstrated immersive reader and how it can be used to support our learning.
Our aims are to
- Inspire others to think differently.
- encourage people to be themselves.
- to help people understand what inclusion means.
- To make sure everyone feels equal and able to get the support that they need
- include others.
- to ensure everyone has the confidence to ask for help.
Today we we learned about gender stereotypes in toys and how we can make sure everyone’s able to play with what they want.
The Inclusion Committee