When it comes to incorporating inclusive support mechanisms, children learn at different paces. For each student, this will enhance their experience of education and for those around them. Mechanisms such as flexible pacing groups which can alter based around speed of learning, and can include children who can offer a helping hand to others who need it.
Students with different abilities will be able to feel as though they play a true part in a school community. Students are very adaptable and open to methods of learning, so giving all learners opportunities to develop other ways of learning may go some way in providing them with enhanced tools which could benefit them in adulthood.
If tailored educational plans are in place and a culture of inclusiveness is present, a fellow pupil may be inspired by providing additional support for their peer in times of need. And vice versa.
Living within a very diverse part of the world, where my kids are lucky enough to be able to interact with people from all over the world, they are quickly learning that we can all work together in an nourishing environment where everyone treats each other with respect no matter how we look or where we come from. Their current school includes children from all kinds of backgrounds and this true mix of humans will hopefully provide them with a great grounding for their future. This coupled with further education from us – their parents- will hopefully help them become empathetic and kind humans.
As my kids work their way through their educational life, a respect for diversity should be gained and acknowledged. If they are educated within an inclusive approach – the possibilities are endless. An environment where students and their families will feel valued for who they are as a person, regardless of their background.