Inclusion Forum Essentials

NEW!!  Inclusion Forum Essentials:

CPD morning & SEND afternoon 

2018-2019 academic year


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 4th December, 12th February & 21st May (all Tuesday’s).

Winsford, Cheshire: St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Woodford Lane, Winsford CW7 2JS on 17th October, 13th February & 22nd May (all Wednesday’s).


Headline details of all next year’s Inclusion Forum Essentials are below:

The Autumn Term morning CPD Course:  

Improve Maths Progress by Effective Use of Cuisenaire® at All Ages and Stages

New great ways to use these effective and affordable concrete resources to learn maths at all stages and ages:




  • Not realised the power of Cuisenaire® to build strong number sense?
  • Have Cuisenaire® Rods but not sure what to do with it?
  • Heard of Cuisenaire® Rods but not sure what the point is?
  • Using Cuisenaire® Rods but want more ideas?                   
  • Well….this course is for you!

Each attending school will get a discount voucher for genuine Cuisenaire® products.




The influence of maths teaching techniques from the Far East, involving the heavy use of concrete and pictorial mathematical representations, along with bar modelling, is increasing the use of manipulative resources right through the primary years. It is nearly 90 years since Georges Cuisenaire made his first set of simple wooden rods, and they are now more popular than ever in UK schools.

However, there are still many teachers who do not yet feel confident in the use of this resource and will often reach for other manipulatives that appear to give a quicker short-term gain of a correct answer for children. Understanding the long-term learning benefits of Cuisenaire is a vital lesson for every teacher of mathematics, whether new or experienced. For some children, this needs to be their ‘number one go-to resource’ to help them make sense of the number system. This course will help you understand how and why.


The Autumn Term afternoon SEND Forum for SENCOs, Inclusion Managers and others interested in the strategic lead of SEND in their school, includes:

Interventions that Make a Difference

  • Getting the balance between delivering interventions and remaining inclusive

plus…..all our usual ‘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).

Or book all three full-days for just £220.

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 – 2018-2019


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