inclusion-forums 2019

Inclusion Forums Summer 2019 

“We had Ofsted in June and got ‘good’ – they loved our SEN practices, which can be attributed to help from you!” – Deputy Head – St Helens

Inclusive Learning CPD mornings and SEND Forum afternoons

Headline agendas for the 2019 Summer Term Inclusion Forums:

Summer Term 2019 morning CPD Course:

Girls and Autism

Understand how autism can present in girls and how teachers and other practitioners can support them.

Traditionally autism has been seen as affecting more males than females but we are now realising that girls may present differently in their autism characteristics.



  • Lynn McCann and Emma Turver from Reachout ASC will deliver this interactive course which will help you understand the full range of autism characteristics, what to notice in girls and how to help and support them from the early years through their education and beyond.  We will look at self-esteem, emotional development, social relationships and realising potential in learning. 
  • Lynn and Emma are both ASC specialist teachers and consultants and Lynn is an author of three books about supporting autistic children in primary and secondary schools, and has contributed to a book about educating girls on the autistic spectrum to be published this summer. 

Summer Term 2019 afternoon SEND Forum:

Effective Teaching Assistant Deployment

Models of deployment that can optimise the impact of teaching assistants on pupil progress and well-being


Teaching assistants still account for the highest pupil premium spend of any support and intervention nationally and is where the majority of high needs funding goes for children with EHC plans in mainstream schools. This session explores how teaching assistants can be deployed in different contexts to maximise impact on pupil progress and well-being, promote pupil independence and develop professionally through structured interventions. Informed by recent guidance and evidence from the Education Endowment Foundation and example models from schools, this session will be an opportunity to reflect on the effectiveness of your school’s TA deployment.

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

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


Venues and dates – Spring Term 2019

For our Inclusion Forum Essentials dates in Wakefield and Cheshire please visit here

For our SENCO Training Days we run in Lancashire (Accrington, Garstang & Leyland) and Cumbria (Lakeside & Penrith) with our partner company, Inclusive Learning (Lancs.), please visit here



Don’t forget, you can book full days or individual mornings/afternoons…… or mix and match venues/dates/delegates as required to suit you and your school’s calendar.

Booking form below…


please complete and send to … [email protected]

….or e-mail us at and let us know your requirements.

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 

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.


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