Disability Awareness in UK schools

Written by on 11th May 2023

Former teacher trainee from South Shields, Gillian Wilkinson, gave us her opinion on the current state of Disability Awareness within UK state schools.

Wilkinson previously worked as a teacher trainee in South Shields Community School (which closed in 2020), and now works in the North East, teaching GCSE Business, A-Level Business and Law.

According to the office of National Statistics, a sample showed that there were over 50% more children with disability in schools compared to teachers to support children with disabilities.

So, should there be a greater focus on children with disabilities in schools?

This is what Wilkinson had to say when discussing disability awareness in state schools.

For more information on National Statistics- https://www.bing.com/ck/a?!&&p=1c737a784d6667feJmltdHM9MTY4MzY3NjgwMCZpZ3VpZD0wZWJmNWQ1YS02OGNmLTZmM2ItMjRmMi00YzczNmNjZjY5MWImaW5zaWQ9NTE5Mg&ptn=3&hsh=3&fclid=0ebf5d5a-68cf-6f3b-24f2-4c736ccf691b&psq=national+statistics&u=a1aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cub25zLmdvdi51ay8&ntb=1

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