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The old adage “it takes a village to raise a child” rings as true today as it did when first coined. In fact, it rings true particularly for communities that accommodate a range of diverse students and include individuals who are differently able.

Schools at their heart are microcosms of our wider society.Credit:Janie Barrett

However, in recent times, supporting students of differing abilities has sometimes been relegated to education support staff, special education teachers and beleaguered parents. Although these individuals are keen to assist children holistically, rather than in an excluded environment, they cannot accomplish this on their own. They need the action and support of the village.

Inclusivity is a basic human right, and…



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