06 Feb Inclusive Schooling and Education
Inclusive education happens when children with and without disabilities participate and learn together in the same classes. Inclusion itself refers that equal opportunities are provided to all the students for their personal growth and enhancement. Inclusive education takes place when diversity and unique contribution of each student brought to the same classroom is equally valued. It is more effective for students with special needs to experience social interactions with all the peers in the school.
Inclusive schools are the one which welcomes all the students to attend age-appropriate, regular classes and supports them to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of the life of the school. Such schools are essential for a quality inclusive education system. Inclusive education is about how to develop and design schools, classrooms, programs and activities so that all students learn and participate together. Inclusion does not simply mean the placement of students with disabilities in general education classes. This process must inculcate fundamental change in the way a school community supports and addresses the individual needs of each child. In such a manner inclusive education not only benefit students with disabilities but also create an environment in which every student, including those who do not have disabilities, has the opportunity to flourish.
A school will be referred to as inclusive when it adapts the models of inclusive education and has certain characteristics, such as:
The school environment supports teachers in working collaboratively and taking responsibility for each student.
Curriculum instruction and assessment
Students with special learning needs receive differentiated and specific instruction in the general education classroom and are helped to participate in extracurricular activities with the necessary support. The staff develops a school behaviour plan and implements it. All students participate in state and district assessments with needed or approved adaptations and modifications.
Clinical and other support staff are available in the school community. For instance, shadow teachers are made available for children who have an adjustment problem at school.
School personnel actively involve parents, including those of students with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds, in all school activities.
School personnel make a concerted effort to reach out to all community members, leaders and organizations.
Resources are available throughout the school, not just in specialized settings or classrooms.
Comprehensive education plan
School’s planning documents and processes address the needs of all students in all areas.
All children benefit from inclusive education. It allows them to develop individual strengths and gifts, with high and appropriate expectations for each child. It helps them to work on individual goals while participating in the life of the classroom with other students of their age. Inclusive education provides opportunities to learn about and accept individual differences, lessening the impact of harassment and bullying. It helps students develop friendships with a wide variety of other children, each with their own individual needs and abilities.
Inclusive approach increases the opportunities for participation and growth in various areas of a child who has a disability, within the educational system of a mainstream school. It helps students in understanding and accepting individual differences while providing personal growth opportunities.
List of Inclusive Schools in Mumbai:
The Aditya Birla Integrated School: Fort.
Udayachal High School: Vikhroli east.
S.M.Shetty International School: Powai.
Nahar International School.
Poddar International School: Powai and Khar
Gokuldham group of schools: Goregaon.
Orchid International School.
Vibgyor School. Malad, Goregaon and Borivali
Universal School: Ghatkopar, Dahisar and Malad
Billabong International school: Santacruz, Malad, Andheri (West)
New Horizon Scholars School: Thane
Bhaktivedanta Swami Mission School
Besant Montessori School
Mount Litera Zee School
Bombay Cambridge Gurukul Group of Schools: Andheri, Malad, Borivali
D G Khetan
RBK International Academy
Bombay International School
NES International School
——-Updated Jan 2020
Rohil BenkePosted at 15:31h, 06 February
This article covers almost all points of what inclusive schooling should be like.. Very Nicely Penned down 👍
YaminiPosted at 08:11h, 30 October
Please strike out the name of Witty Intl. Its pre-primary DOES NOT believe in inclusive education and even Vibgyor – (my colleague’s personal experience with her kid)
Samindara SawantPosted at 21:53h, 08 July
Hello …. Bhaktivedanta Swami Mission School at Andheri West is one of the forerunners of inclusive education for past 20 years….. kindly do include the name in this list!
SUDIPTO MAITYPosted at 00:29h, 23 October
Are there any such schools in the Wadala, Antop Hill, Sion area or nearabots?
Little PodsPosted at 14:17h, 05 December
Hi, below are few schools around the area
Don Bosco IB board
St. Joseph’s High School
Podar Jumbo Kids
RushiePosted at 08:51h, 24 February
Is there any good inclusive school in thane…plaza let me know…I m searching for my 9 yrs old daughter
adminPosted at 21:41h, 26 May
KrupaPosted at 14:32h, 26 March
Yes do include….. Bhaktivedant swami mission school in Andheri West
KrithikaPosted at 15:58h, 03 October
Anything in Mulund? Also is Billabong Thane on this list? Do they allow shadow teachers?
KirtiShahPosted at 12:06h, 20 October
Yes, Billabong Thane is open for Shadow Teachers.
Mulund has NEXT School
Jitendra KhatriPosted at 18:55h, 06 March
I might move to mumbai. My son is 14 yrs old and he is mild autistic with bit learning difficulty. Currently he is class 7 and getting very good extra support (special educator, modified syllabus, etc) from school in NOIDA.
He loves playing cricket (a fast bowler) and hates math and study in general 🙂
What would be the recommended inclusive school for him… my office might be on church gate and we can plan residence according to son’s school. Our life revolves around him
akashPosted at 16:33h, 19 March
Thank you for reaching us.
Yes, inclusive schooling is recommended. Which school and the possible therapies can be discussed at length. Please feel free to reach out on 9167240058
Jaison FernandesPosted at 14:06h, 11 June
Hi I am living in Kandivali West, My son is diagnosed with Autism and we are looking for inclusive school for him, can you help.
KirtiShahPosted at 20:14h, 14 June
Thank you for reaching us. Yes, we can help you with different schools in the vicinity and their approach.
SanjayPosted at 14:31h, 29 September
Which Orchid International School is an inclusive school ? I checked with the Kurla & they said they are not an inclusive school.
Pavithra asariPosted at 08:10h, 03 November
i am in dombivli west. pls recommend some inclusive schools for my twin kids b/g. my dd has speech delay and mild symptoms of adhd and asd plzz. 2 and half years old.
Ajay RautPosted at 16:36h, 22 January
We are relocating from bangalore to Mumbai.
My son is 8 years old, he has mild Adhd, but still he able to cope up at a normal school setup with the hwlp of shadow teacher.
We are looking for a school in thane, which is inclusive with a special educator suppprt and can allow shadow teachers.
Please suggest any schoolin Thane or mumbai which has these facilities and really do the inclusion for differently able kids.
Kirti ShahPosted at 09:05h, 24 January
Thank you Mr Raut for reaching Little Pods.
Thane has a couple of schools with good inclusion practice, few of which are mentioned in the above list.
I would like to specifically understand your son’s requirement to suggest a few schools. Also his current board, so that if possible same can be continued.
Please feel free to reach out on 9167240058 for a detailed conversation.
Sanjay KumarPosted at 11:39h, 14 February
Please add Panbai International at Santacruz West.
SanjayPosted at 09:30h, 09 March
Billabong Andheri (W) is not an inclusive school. We spoke to them and they said they don’t support inclusive education.
Pls remove this name from the list.
Bharti SinghPosted at 09:40h, 09 April
I am about to move to Mumbai. Most likely byculla area. Please suggest any inclusive school in the vicinity. My son is 9 years old. Thanks.
Kirti ShahPosted at 08:23h, 13 May
Dear Bharti, Aditya Birla it is at fort. Orchids The International School, DY Patil at Worli are few options.
Pls feel free to content for Special Education Consultancy, so that we understand your child’s needs and suggest schools and educational boards.
Sugra kothariPosted at 16:32h, 25 April
Hii i m looking for a inclusive school in mazgaon dockyard area. My daughter is 9years old.
Kirti ShahPosted at 08:14h, 13 May
Hello, You may want to consider Diamond Jubilee High School and Universal School. Podar ORT is also a good option.
PriyankaPosted at 18:19h, 06 February
Hello ma’am I am looking school for my 4 year old down’s kid… Plz suggested some school in bhandup west…
Kirti ShahPosted at 05:26h, 10 February
Thank you for reaching Little Pods.
For a child with Down’s syndrome, it is important to consider the skill sets and the board you are looking at. Please feel reach to reach us at 9167240058 for a specialised consultancy and school reviews.
Keerthi SettyPosted at 06:36h, 14 February
I’m living in Dombivli n searching for an inclusive schools in Kalyan – dombivli for my autistic son
Kirti ShahPosted at 07:08h, 14 February
Orchids International and Lodha world School are 2 that I can think on top of my mind. Educational board, grade and child’s profile to be understood before taking a decision.
STPosted at 15:59h, 06 April
I’m looking for a good inclusive school for my 9 year old son in Pune. He is high functioning ASD, and requires little support at school in form of shadow teachers.
Kirti ShahPosted at 05:38h, 08 April
Hey Sahiba, Pune has inclusive schools supporting SEN, permitting Shadow Teachers as well, however the wellbeing aka Resource Team might not be very sufficient. Also Please let me know in which vicinity of Pune are you looking for schools?
B C RabhaPosted at 14:23h, 10 May
any inclusive school near Vile parle west , mumbai for 9 year old daughter. please suggest