Inclusion Forum Essentials

Inclusion Forum Essentials 2020:

CPD mornings & SEND afternoons 

Inclusive Learning CPD (mornings) – Training sessions devoted to CPD that promotes Quality First Teaching and outstanding support and intervention work for pupils; aimed at the range of staff at the frontline of learning.
SEND Forum (afternoons) – Aimed at SENCOS, Inclusion Managers, Head Teachers and others responsible for provision and progress of pupils with SEN and disability.

In response to the tightening of school budgets and at the request of many schools, our value-driven Inclusion Forum Essentials are delivered in both Wakefield and Winsford, Cheshire.

Our venues and dates for 2020 are:

Wakefield: The Children’s Centre, Sharlston Community School, Hammer Lane, Sharlston Common, Wakefield, WF4 1DH

Tuesday 31st March 2020
Tuesday 30th June 2020

Winsford, Cheshire: St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Woodford Lane, Winsford CW7 2JS

Wednesday 1st April 2020
Wednesday 30th June 2020


Inclusive Learning CPD morning: Spring Term 2020

‘Getting Social Stories Really Right’

This course, written by Lynn McCann*) teaches you how to write a social story using the specific structure advocated by Carol Gray. You will learn how to spot an ineffective social story and how to collect the right information to form your story focus. The session includes writing a story for a child you know.

* Lynn is the author of “Stories that Explain” (a collection of social stories for primary children) and has been writing social stories for over 12 years.

SEND Forum afternoon: Spring Term 2020

Transition for pupils with SEND: “Where are we going?”

Transition happens on many levels:

Term-to term
Between schools and phases

Times of transition happen on many levels. For many pupils with SEND, poor understanding of the significance of transition on the part of adults can be the trigger for anxiety and negative behaviour on the part of children. This training session will explore some guiding principles and strategies that can create successful transitions and avoid unnecessary problems. We look at how to build strong transition into policy and practice through collaboration with colleagues.

Also this Spring Term….SEND Consultant Monica Conlon discusses:
SEND Leadership – are the right people focused on the right tasks?
How a SENCO can be more essential and less involved

Plus all the usual features including ‘SEND updates’ and ‘Next steps in SEND’:

We explore the current debate surrounding school exclusions and offers initial guidance on positive steps for SENCOS and other leaders

“I always love the SEND Updates….as I leave with a focus to drive through school” Inclusion Manager,


Headline agenda’s for 2019-2020:


Now only:

£40 for the half day morning CPD course or afternoon SEND forum

£80 for all day (both sessions including a light lunch)


Many delegates find it useful to attend for the full day, combining the morning CPD course and SEND Forum together.

Some schools send a different delegate in the morning to the afternoon. Some come for just the morning or afternoon. You choose what suits your needs the best.


Click here to see below what our delegates think of our Inclusion Forums.


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Read here to learn 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