Inclusion Forums 2017-2018

2018 Inclusion Forums – Spring and Summer term

“We had Ofsted in June (2017) 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 2018 Inclusion Forums

Spring Term 2018 morning CPD Course:

‘Emotional Well-being’

“Develop a deeper understanding of children’s emotional needs”

Delivered by Colin Newton from Inclusive Solutions

…..together with Zena Martin from Inclusive Learning North

 

This workshop gives an opportunity to focus on the emotional needs of children and young people and how to meet these. We lift the lid on an emerging urgent inclusion issue, meeting the emotional well-being of all children. We need to find ways to allow children to unclench their hearts and learn to experience, process, communicate and manage their own emotional lives for their own and for the good of the wider community.

Inclusive Solutions promise to “never to bore you on our training events!”

Course aims:      

  • Increased understanding of emotional needs
  • Access to a wider range of practical strategies to impact on meeting emotional and behaviour problems
  • Deeper understanding of core values surrounding inclusion
  • Opportunity to reflect on professional attitudes and behaviour towards children and their emotional challenges
  • New skills and processes to make emotionally challenged children’s inclusion and achievement more successful

Course content:

  • Shared experiences of teaching and parenting around emotional well being
  • Circle of Courage as a way of understanding emotional needs
  • Emotional and behavioural needs
  • Anger and violence
  • Solutions and Insights Circle –  Problem Solving
  • What children really need

Target audience:

  • Heads and deputies
  • SENCO’s
  • Advanced skills teachers
  • Primary teachers
  • Early years and school based practitioners
  • Key workers
  • Teaching Assistants with support roles
For 15 years, Inclusive Solutions have offered a range of inspiring inclusion oriented services including casework, person centred planning, innovative training and community building. They bring a wealth of practical, applied solutions and processes from their work with children and young people with exceptional needs aged between 0-19.  Inclusive Solutions is also a small publishing house and have written several books such as: ‘Creating Circles of Friends‘,’ Circles of Adults, ‘Restorative Solutions‘ and ‘Keys to Inclusion. 

Initial delegate feedback from the first morning course this spring term:

“Brilliant and insightful – thank you”

“Using own experiences and emotional intelligence to unpick the root behind behaviour in children”

“The content and pace of the course was excellent”

“A great course….I thoroughly enjoyed it”

“Given me a greater focus on behaviour and the meaning behind this with solutions to help”

“Everything was most useful – thank you”

“A very engaging session”

“Very insightful”

“Seeing the graphics used and how these could be adapted to my practice”

“Full of great ice-breakers”

Spring Term 2018 afternoon SEND Forum:

Chairing Meetings

Meetings can be dreadful and bad chairing makes them worse!”

Delivered by Colin Newton from Inclusive Solutions …..together with Zena Martin from Inclusive Learning North

 

 

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

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

 

In this workshop we look at transformational person centred approaches to approaching the chairing of meetings. We provide deeper insights into the psychological processes that make this role challenging. ‘Best Saves’ for those really difficult moments when chairing meetings are creatively explored. We provide a practical, skill based and creative approach.

 

Course aims:           

  • To identify characteristics of meetings that matter- what excellent chairing looks like
  • To strengthen person centred dimensions to chairing meetings
  • To create a visual graphic and words that uniquely illuminate what great meetings and chairing looks like
  • To explore the various hats that group members and chairs can wear

Course content:

  • Exploring the ‘whole elephant’ – story so far of experience in chairing meetings – good and bad meetings
  • Personal planning for future chairing – what do I need to get better at – what should I manage?
  • Specific skill teaching – re when things go wrong – eg tears, personal attacks, talking in side conversations, silent members, lack of contribution, anger and so on…‘best saves’ explored with group – using live role play – with one chair
  • Emotional elements of chairing – ‘it’s not personal’ – splitting, projection, transference explored and ‘handling projections’ activity

Target audience:

This training is aimed at developing the skills and knowledge of anyone who has to chair meetings which is particularly relevant to:

  • Heads and deputies
  • SENCOs
  • SLT members
  • Key workers
For 15 years, Inclusive Solutions have offered a range of inspiring inclusion oriented services including casework, person centred planning, innovative training and community building. They bring a wealth of practical, applied solutions and processes from their work with children and young people with exceptional needs aged between 0-19.  Inclusive Solutions is also a small publishing house and have written several books such as: ‘Creating Circles of Friends‘,’ Circles of Adults, ‘Restorative Solutions‘ and ‘Keys to Inclusion

Inclusive Solutions promise to: “never to bore you on our training events!”

Initial delegate feedback from the first afternoon SEND Forum this spring term:

“Chairing meetings was so useful. Great to be able to have a ‘fly on the wall’ view. I will definitely be using the strategies!”

“Superb! Lots of new ideas and elements of training to take back”

“How to examine chairing meetings and how to deal with tricky situations”

“Really informative – a great chance to discuss with SENDCO’s from different clusters and LA’s”

“The practical elements of the course kept interest high and enjoyable”

“Thank you – a very useful, resourceful and practical day”

“Looking a chairing meetings from the ‘outside-in’ was most useful”

“Some good ideas for staff meetings”

“The ‘every teacher is a teacher of SEN’ is a great tool to deliver to staff”

Venues and dates – Spring and Summer Terms 2018

Prices

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 attached…INCLUSION FORUMS BOOKING FORM

please complete and send to … bookings@inclusivelearningnorth.co.uk

….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.​

 

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.