Inclusion Forum Essentials

Inclusion Forum Essentials 2019:

CPD mornings & SEND afternoons 


In response to the tightening of school budgets and at the request of many schools, we are pleased to announce that our new, value-driven Inclusion Forum Essentials is coming to both Wakefield and Winsford, Cheshire.


Our new venues are:

Wakefield: The Children’s Centre, Sharlston Community School, Hammer Lane, Sharlston Common, Wakefield, WF4 1DH on 21st May (Tuesday).

Winsford, Cheshire: St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Woodford Lane, Winsford CW7 2JS on 22nd May (Wednesday).

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.



  • This interactive course 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. 
  • This course is written by Lynn McCann from Reachout ASC; 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



Now only £40 for the half day morning CPD course or afternoon SEND forum…..or £80 for all day (both sessions and 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.


Booking form attached…

Inclusion Forums Essentials Booking Form – Summer 2019


please complete and send to …

….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