Inclusion Plans

Inclusion plans are LSE's system of recording the adjustments and resources which are deemed necessary to meet the individual needs of a student

An Inclusion Plan is LSE’s system of recording the adjustments and resources which are deemed necessary to meet the individual needs of a disabled student.

Inclusion Plans are based on formal medical and other evidence, with copies kept in the Disability and Wellbeing Service. It is an important and central document and will be in place for the duration of your programme at LSE. 

Its aim is to facilitate the most rewarding and productive learning experience for you. It will let the people that need to know about your difficulties know what they can do to help you.

Inclusion Plans are completed in collabaration with you. We listen to and involve you in discussions and decisions about how best we can provide appropriate and support, in line with the your preferences about disclosure.  

Make early contact
preparing your support

We strongly recomend that you contact us before your arrival at LSE, or as soon as possible afterwards, so that we can work with you to put in place appropiate support at the start of the academic year. 

We have produced a guide for preparing your support at LSE.

The Inclusion Plan process - an overview
A guide for students and staff

The list below explains how the Disability and Wellbeing Service (DWS) engage with Academic Departments in ensuring reasonable adjustments are made for students who declare a disability.

This guide is intended for both students and staff at LSE.

1. Initial Enquiry

  • Student approaches DWS at any stage pre-arrival, directly makes contact or uses daily drop-in
  • Initial information is sent to student about ‘Preparing My Support' together with Medical Information Form where appropriate
  • Student is invited to make an appointment or attend daily drop-in, with a Disability or Mental Health Adviser.

2. Meet Adviser

  • Student and Adviser meet to discuss access requirements, potential adjustments and nature of evidence required
  • If appropiate, the student may be invited to engage in preliminary screening for Specific Learning Difficulties
  • If necessary, a referral may be made for SpLD diagnostic assessment report

3. Preliminary Indication sent to Student's home Academic Department

  • A 'preliminary indication' is sent to the Academic Department that runs the student's programme in order to indicate the student has some additional access requirements

4. Provide evidence

  • Evidence is submitted to DWS by student
  • Adviser checks evidence meets required criteria
  • Adviser contacts student if more information is required or additional adjustments are needed
  • DWS check level of disclosure given by the student

5. Agree draft Inclusion Plan

  • Draft Inclusion Plan created and sent to student
  • Student approval given

6. Inclusion Plan Circulated

  • Inclusion Plan generated and circulated
  • DWS monitors and tracks the circulation and implementation of Inlcusion Plan

What is contained
in an Inclusion Plan?

An Inclusion Plan includes:

  • Your details
  • A summary of information that's relevant to your disability. This will name your specific learning difficulty, medical condition or disability and explain how this will impact on your studies. 
  • A list of resasonable adjustments (see reasonable adjustments below)
  • A circulation list
  • Your signature confirming your agreement to circulation

Reasonable adjustments
and assistive technology

By law, LSE is required to ensure that students who have a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia; a disability; a mental health condition or a long term medical condition are not disadvantaged. 

Reasonable adjustments are put in place to help you.

Reasonable adjustments will vary substantially but examples include:

From your department

  • Ensuring that lecture notes and slides are provided in advance

From the Disability and Wellbeing Service

  • One to one study support with specialist tutors
  • Access to designated study rooms and computer rooms (subject to availability)
  • Specialist furniture and equipment

From the library

  • Extended loans on books

Assistive technology

Many Inclusion Plans make reference to the provision of assistive technology.

The Disability and Wellbeing Service work closely with colleagues in the Information, Management and Technology service, who can provide specialist support and a range of assistive technology for disabled students

For information about assistive technology at LSE visit IT Accessibility.

There are hearing loops installed in all teaching rooms. Headsets and neck loops can be collected from the Disability and Wellbeing Service or the the IT Audio Visual team.

Individual Exam Adjustments
IEAs

In order to apply for IEAs you will need to complete an IEA application form, in person, with an advisor from the Disability and Wellbeing Service. This is often done at the same time that your Inclusion Plan is put into place.

The Disability and Wellbeing Service will then arrange for this to be sent, along with the appropriate medical evidence, to the IEA Panel.

The recommendations on your IEA application form will be considered by the IEA Panel. You will receive an outcome email from the IEA panel once your application and evidence has been considered.

If approved, IEAs will remain in place throughout the entirety of your programme at LSE.

If your condition changes
updates and recirculation

If your condition changes we will work with you to update and recirculate your Inclusion Plan.

Confidentiality

When your Inclusion Plan is written we will agree with you who needs to see it and it will only be circulated to the people that you want to see it. It is worth remembering, though, that the people involved in your learning need to see your Inclusion Plan in order to know what to do to help you.

Confidentiality is an important part of how we work and we will keep all information about you confidential within the Disability and Wellbeing Service team. To the extent permitted by and in accordance with the law, any information that you disclose relating to your disability will be treated as confidential and processed strictly in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act and the School’s Data Protection Policy.

No record of your disability, Inclusion Plan or individual examination adjustments appears on transcripts or degree certificates.

 

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