Children with Down Syndrome share a common profile of learning needs. Whether these are met within a mainstream or special school, our ambition is to ensure that children with Down Syndrome access a differentiated curriculum via evidence-based strategies, resources and tools.
We want a formal, academic education for our children, just as all parents do, and we strongly encourage our schools to develop a specialist understanding of the distinct learning profile of children with Down Syndrome.
To this end, we welcome all opportunities to engage with schools and with the Local Authority and we are actively encouraging the development of a template of best practice for the education of children with Down Syndrome within Kirklees. Down Syndrome Education International provides a wealth of research, information and free resources, which we recommend to all professionals working with children with Down Syndrome.
This series of FREE PDF’s available to download, produced by the DSA & partners demonstrate how to implement succesful inclusion in mainstream education settings – http://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/information/for-professionals/education/celebrating-success-resources.html
Here are some more useful links to information and websites that can guide you through the statementing process:
IPSEA – Independent Parental Special Education Advice
If you wish to read articles written by our parents and associates please click here. The works include information on ‘communication diaries’, transition, writing a parents report for a statement review and much more.