Inclusion Forums

Summer Term 2020

We are delighted to announce the arrival of the summer term Inclusion Forum, with online interactive sessions beginning on Thursday 28th May, extending through to September. As with the spring forum, there will also be a recorded version that will be embedded into the hidden webpage for anyone preferring to watch it at a time to suit themselves, or those sharing it with colleagues in school to extend the impact of this CPD.

The alternative interactive online sessions will be presented via Microsoft Teams. Do not worry if you are not signed up to Teams, as we will invite you as a guest prior to the session, plus a recorded version will also be available on the ‘hidden-webpage’ afterwards.

For those of you already booked on to the sessions, you should have received an email requesting which session you would like to attend. The form can be accessed here 

If you are not booked on but would like to attend…please contact us at [email protected]

A reminder of the agenda detail and dates of the interactive online sessions follows:

Summer Term 2020

Inclusive Learning CPD:
Using Technology to Support Inclusion Across the Curriculum
Starting with free and low-cost software, find out how to achieve high impact on progress, well-being and independence through technology.



SEND Forum:
What’s All This About Neurodiversity?
Understanding the perspectives on it, the science behind it and the practicalities of meeting the needs of neuro-diverse learners.

Also in the SEND Forum:
‘Life after Lockdown: meeting the needs of children with SEND returning to school’

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


Dates for Inclusive Learning CPD: Using Technology to Support Inclusion Across the Curriculum: 

  • Recorded version online
  • Tue 15th Sept evening – 4:00 – 6:30 (log on from 3:30)
  • Wed 16th Sept am – 9:30 – 12:00 (log on from 9:00)

Dates for SEND Forum: What’s All This About Neurodiversity?  plus ‘Life after Lockdown: meeting the needs of children with SEND returning to school’

  • Recorded version online
  • Wed 16th Sept pm – 1:30 – 4:00 (log on from 1:00)
  • Thu 17th Sept evening – 4:00 – 6:30 (log on from 3:30)


Coming next academic year 2020/2021

Autumn Term 2020

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.
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

Presenting the work of Steve Russell , Beyond Behaviour

My SEND issue is ….‘Special Educational Needs in Mainstream Schools’
Examining the guidance report from the Education Endowment Foundation


Headline Agendas 2020-2021

Provisional dates/venues – 2020-2021

Hull Grange Park Hotel – Tuesdays – 20 Oct – 9 Feb – 18 May
Accrington Dunkenhalgh Hotel – Tuesdays – 3 Nov – 2 Mar – 8 Jun
Garstang Garstang Golf Club & Hotel – Wednesdays – 4 Nov – 3 Mar – 9 Jun
Newby Bridge Lakeside Hotel – Tuesdays – 10 Nov – 9 Mar – 15 Jun
Penrith North Lakes Hotel – Wednesdays – 11 Nov – 10 Mar – 16 Jun
Huddersfield/Halifax Briar Court Hotel – Tuesdays – 17 Nov – 23 Feb – 25 May
Formby Formby Hall Hotel – Wednesdays – 18 Nov – 17 Mar – 23 Jun
Warrington Village Hotel – Tuesdays – 24 Nov – 16 Mar – 22 Jun
Rochdale Norton Grange Hotel – Wednesdays 25 Nov – 24 Feb – 26 May 
Online interactive – Dates TBC

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


Booking Form 2020-2021




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.</span