Specialist training for teachers of disabled children
Date: 08/03/2010 / Category: Indoor play for disability schools and groups
Disabled children are to be helped by a scheme to train more teachers to work with them in mainstream and special schools.
School trips for kids could be among the benefits of the move, which has been announced by schools secretary Ed Balls.
He explained that a six-month specialist course for teachers will prepare them for a first job working with youngsters who have severe and multiple learning difficulties.
It comes after a report by Toby Salt called for more to be done in terms of recruiting and training those who wish to teach disabled children.
And Mr Balls remarked: "All children have potential and we want to support them to take part in school life, to achieve and to be happy throughout their education."
Last month, the government confirmed that £4 million is being made available to train teachers on dealing with pupils who have special educational needs.
Posted by Lynne Woods