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Achievement for all in international classrooms: improving outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities

Achievement for all in international classrooms: improving outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities

Blandford, Sonia

"Examines Achievement for All's research projects in Lithuania, Norway, the USA, England and Wales, considering the changes to truly bring SEND into the classroom and improve achievement for all."-- Provided by publisher

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Published London; New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Sonia Blandford
ISBN: 1474254322, 1474254330, 1474254349, 1474254357, 1474254365, 9781474254328, 9781474254335, 9781474254342, 9781474254359, 9781474254366
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (224 p.) : ill.
Series: Europe's legacy in the modern world
Subject: Children with disabilities Education.; Special education Cross-cultural studies.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement.
Series Title: Europe's legacy in the modern world.
Other formats: Also issued in print.


  1. pt. 1. An international issue : bringing special educational needs and disability (SEND) back into the classroom
  2. pt. 2. Beginning with achievement for all in England and Wales
  3. pt 3. Why school leadership needs to change
  4. pt. 4. Why engaging with parents improves outcomes
  5. pt. 5. Why school environments and parental engagement need to change
  6. pt. 6. Embedding the 3As : aspiration, access and achivement
  7. pt. 7. Policy and practice.

Author note

Sonia Blandford is Founder and CEO of Achievement for All 3As, Professor of Education and Social Enterprise at the Institute of Education, University College London, UK, and Honorary Professor of Education, University of Warwick, UK. She is also a member of the European Agency Expert Group on Raising Achievement and advisor to the UK government, European Commission, and several international governments.


Achievement for All in International Classrooms introduces the outstanding work of Professor Blandford and her team at the charity Achievement for All 3As. The AFA3As model is based on a fundamental belief in every child's ability to learn coupled with a clear framework for supporting and motivating the learner. The model engages parents, children and teachers in shaping the individual child's learning journey in order to maximise their personal potential. It is recommended to teachers, parents and policy makers alike.
Marilyn Leask, Professor of Education, De Montfort University, UK||Achievement for All has had a measurable impact on the education and the lives of more than three million children since the charity was founded in 2011. This book explains how AfA has benefited children and young people in seven nations. It explains how the core principles of Aspiration, Access and Achievement and the elements of leadership, teaching and learning, parent and carer engagement, and wider opportunities lead to successful education for all, particularly those children and young people with SEND and others that are vulnerable to underachievement. It will be essential reading for all school leaders.
Tim Cain, Professor in Education and Director of the Research Centre for Schools, Colleges, and Teac