Season 3 Episode 2: Including children who have Down’s Syndrome with Sharon Smith

For S3E2, Sharon Smith joins host Izzy Felton to discuss including children with Down’s syndrome in the classroom. Sharon advises ways to implement a whole school inclusive culture by providing insight into her daughter's experiences as a student with Down's syndrome in a mainstream school. 
Season 3 Episode 2: Including children who have Down’s Syndrome with Sharon Smith
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For episode two of series three, Sharon Smith joins host Izzy Felton to discuss including children with Down’s syndrome in the classroom. Sharon advises ways to implement a whole school inclusive culture and provides insight into her daughter's experiences in a mainstream school. 

The episode breaks whole school inclusivity into three sections:

  • Inclusive curriculum 
  • Friendships and relationships   
  • Leadership and supporting teachers 

Want to find out more about Down's syndrome? The DSA has provided us with three resources on whole school inclusivity:

About Sharon

Sharon is a PHD student, Education Advisor and mum to a 19-year-old daughter with Down’s syndrome. Her research focuses on inclusion, disabilities and collaboration between parents and teacher. Recently, Sharon worked with the Down’s Syndrome Association on their education project that advocates ‘Inclusive Education. 

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We hope you enjoy this episode! Please do share your thoughts in the comments as well as any other useful tips on how you have created a inclusive culture in your school. 

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