School Leaders

Manual for School Leaders

For multidisciplinary care and inclusion of students with spina bifida and hydrocephalus at schools and kindergartens

The manual for kindergarten and school principals is part of the set of training materials created under the Multi-IN project to help the multidisciplinary care and inclusive education of pupils with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. It is intended to help the leaders of inclusive childcare centers and schools in their efforts for providing quality education, ensuring a supportive environment, and helping children with disabilities take part in the school life on an equal basis and together with their peers.

This paper provides an overview of the spina bifida and hydrocephalus conditions and the effects they may have on pupils. Along with that, the manual reviews the role of the principals in the inclusion process and in the multidisciplinary support team and gives practical recommendations on how to achieve a safe and accessible school environment, how to promote an inclusive philosophy, and create a positive and supportive climate for collaboration between the team members.


In this manual, the terms “principals” and “other employees responsible for the activities in a school or a kindergarten” are considered the same. This also applies to other school administrators and leaders such as vice-principals, head teachers, etc.

Get familiar with the Multi-IN General Guidelines for a summarized point of view on inclusive education of students with spina bifida and hydrocephalus