Inclusion Forums 2020-2021

Summer Term 2021 – Back in venues!!*


Morning CPD Course:

Circle of Adults

‘Effective intervention for social, emotional & mental health needs’





Delivered by:

Colin Newton from Inclusive Solutions

Zena Martin from Inclusive Learning North

In this practical workshop session we will explore ways of problem solving around complex situations. The session will be practical and will aim to allow the sharing of experiences and good practice as well promoting innovative approaches to problem solving around systemic, organisational as well as individual inclusion issues.

Behaviour problems, relationship challenges and personnel dilemmas can all be worked on with these team oriented problem solving processes.

Circles of adults is a process that ‘listens deeper’ to generate reflective problem solving that can create lasting behaviour change and effective behaviour intervention plans. This is a particularly valuable process for those looking to enhance their leadership and facilitation skills or to build such processes into their school or team approach to complex pupils.

See some feedback on this course here:

Inclusive Solutions with their unique and innovative style promise to“never bore you on our training events!”

Delegates comments:

‘Wow! Every single minute of this course has been inspiring. I have learnt so much! My mission now is to bring it back to into school’
‘You guys do magic!’
‘It challenged my heart and mind’
‘An excellent, powerful, challenging workshop!

Course aims:      

  • Increased understanding of emotional needs
  • Access to a wider range of practical strategies to impact on meeting emotional and behaviour problems
  • Deeper understanding of core values surrounding inclusion
  • Opportunity to reflect on professional attitudes and behaviour towards children and their emotional challenges
  • New skills and processes to make emotionally challenged children’s inclusion and achievement more successful

Course objectives:

  • Increased confidence regarding problem solving around inclusion in mainstream settings
  • Access to a wider range of practical strategies and techniques to impact on communication, relationship, learning and behaviour issues
  • Learn new problem solving processes

Target audience:

  • Heads and deputies
  • SENCOs
  • Primary teachers
  • Early years and school based practitioners
  • Key workers
  • Teaching Assistants with support roles

 Colin Newton being interviewed on the BBC:


Afternoon SEND Forum:

Solution Circles

Leading SEMH intervention as a cross-school strategy

 Delivered by:

Colin Newton from Inclusive Solutions

Zena Martin from Inclusive Learning North





A Solution Circle is a creative Problem Solving Process for getting unstuck…Ideal for busy people!

Course aims:           

The course answers the questions:

  • What to do when you are stuck
  • Can we find an alternative to permanent exclusion or special unit or school placement?
  • Struggling with a child for whom praise is ineffective?
  • Feeling isolated in your responses to a child’s needs?
  • Worried about where your instinctive reactions are leading you?
  • Cannot seem to get any consensus view of a young person’s behaviour/needs amongst all the family and professionals involved – is everyone pulling in different directions?

Course content:

  • Learn how to facilitate a Solution Circle
  • Understand the underlying rationale and ethos of this way of working
  • Learn the power of team work and problem solving when including challenging individuals

Target audience:

This training is aimed at developing the skills and knowledge of anyone who has encountered a problem…which is particularly relevant to:

  • Heads and deputies
  • SENCOs
  • SLT members
  • Key workers

Remember… Inclusive Solutions with their unique and innovative style promise to…“never bore you on our training events!”

Plus our usual features….‘My SEND issue is’ …and ‘Next Steps in SEND’

* We are very hopeful to be able to deliver our summer Inclusion Forums back in venues (together with an online option available), however we do also have the option to deliver them via our online, interactive format (Zoom) if C-19 restrictions still dictate. Please note that details may vary for Inclusion Essentials.

To book

Please go to our booking page here


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