Nancy Gedge has been a primary teacher since 1994, and is currently teaching children with SEN in a mainstream primary school in Gloucestershire. Her experience is not limited to the classroom however, as her eldest child hs severe and profound learning difficulties; Down’s syndrome. She is an award winning writer, winning the first ‘TES teacher blogger of the year’ award in June 2015 for her blog ‘The Diary of a Not So Ordinary Boy’. She is a regular cloumnist for TES and contributor to Teach Primary. Her first book, ‘Inclusion for Primary Teachers’, published by Bloomsbury, is out in May, 2016.
One of the biggest challenges facing any teacher is how to include children with learning problems in their classes, or their schools. What is the best way to go about doing this? Should we? Where is the best place to educate children with SEND?