Inclusion Forum Essentials

Wakefield, Cheshire & St Helens – Inclusion Forum Essentials

Autumn Term 2020

We are optimistic that we will be able to deliver our Forums at our new and traditional venues, however we do have the option to deliver them via our online, interactive format (as per our summer 2020 CPD/Forums) if C-19 restrictions still dictate into the autumn term.

We are also offering an online interactive version for those delegates who cannot make the venues…this will also be recorded and sent to all attending delegates as well for those wishing to share the impact of this CPD with colleagues back in school.

Morning CPD Course:
‘It’s the Stage not the Age that Counts’

Viewing behaviour through a developmental lens

Practical strategies for supporting attachment and self-esteem in the classroom, and recognising the impact of trauma.


  • Overview of developmental stages, focusing on social and emotional development.
  • How ‘gaps’ in development can present through behaviours.
  • The impact that trauma, including COVID-19, can have: triggering an instinctive need to revisit earlier stages, especially related to attachment.
  • Practical strategies for supporting attachment and self-esteem in the classroom.

Presenting the work of Steve Russell , Beyond Behaviour


Afternoon SEND Forum:
We hold fast to our principles and are flexible in our approaches’:

Strategically leading on SEMHN/behaviour

Differentiation regarding behaviour: the challenges and a roadmap for navigating this using the Functional Fluency model. 

Presenting the work of Steve Russell , Beyond Behaviour

Plus the usual features including ‘SEND Updates’ and  ‘My SEND issue is’ featuring….

‘Special Educational Needs in Mainstream Schools’
Examining the guidance report from the Education Endowment Foundation


Headline Agendas 2020-2021

Dates/venues – 2020-2021

Wakefield (Hotel St Pierre, Newmillerdam)Tuesdays – 1st Dec – 23rd Mar – 29th Jun

Cheshire (Canalside Conference Centre, Middlewich)Wednesdays – 2nd Dec – 24th Mar – 30th Jun

St Helens (Queens Park Primary School) Thursdays – 12th Nov – 25th Mar – 1st Jul

Online interactive – Thursday 26th November – spring & summer dates tbc


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Booking Form 2020-2021



Read here to see what our delegates have said about our Inclusion Forums

Read here​ about the impact our Inclusion Forums have had in schools.

An increasing number of schools and clusters now prefer to invite Zena into their school to deliver courses, staff training, INSET days or a package of support directly with staff……for further details please visit here

Our aim is to provide all attending delegates of our Inclusion Forums with the slideshows, handouts and resources required, so that you can deliver the same course back in your own school. Indeed, many delegates have reported successfully doing so. We achieve this by providing delegates with access to hidden web pages that contain all the necessary resources to download.

Our copyright terms are that attending delegates are free to use all the materials provided within their own school only. Please contact us if you would like to share with clusters of schools, teaching school alliances or MATs.