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Wiltshire SEND education guide

1: Ordinary Provision for all Learners (OPAL)

OPAL is a resource which outlines the provision and support that should ordinarily be available for children and young people in education settings, such as early years, schools and colleges.

Wiltshire's Ordinary Provision for All Learners is important because:

  • Educational institutions would benefit from guidance on how they can anticipate being held accountable, and how they can deliver based on best practice
  • all children and young people can thrive more in an inclusive culture
  • parents and carers can understand a consistent approach more easily

In practice, our OPAL will:

  • promote a vision for a more inclusive system, firmly based on high standards and quality first teaching (QFT) for all
  • index and link to existing best practice documentation
  • define core standards and provide tools for learning to meet a consistent minimum effort
  • provide positive, celebratory examples of best practice in the Wiltshire context
  • contain supportive resources to promote practitioner development
  • provide a forum for collaborative learning and improvement, including a space for practitioners to share best practice
  • support provision of tools and skills to help children and young people to integrate in communities
  • support our communities to be as inclusive as possible

Wiltshire is a needs led area:

This means that any provision or support will be tailored to the individual's needs, and that a diagnosis is not required to access support in schools and settings.

To access the guide visit:

Wiltshire Ordinarily Available Provision for All Learners (OPAL)

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