Training

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ADHD – Improving Understanding and Inclusion

ADHD – Improving Understanding and Inclusion

Never before have so many children been labelled with ADHD – not just labelled but also given powerful amphetamines as a ‘treatment’. ADHD is described as impacting on school-aged children and resulting in restlessness, impulsive actions, and lack of focus impairing their ability to learn properly.

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Attachment Difficulties: Including Children

Attachment Difficulties: Including Children

This is a practical ‘non medical’day for front line Early Years and school based classroom practitioners working with children and young people with serious attachment issues arising from loss, trauma and abuse. We look at what Psychology may help us in our understanding of children who have faced issues with love and attachment. Splitting, handling projected feelings, constancy and permanence are explored.

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Autism – Understanding and Including People of all Ages

Autism – Understanding and Including People of all Ages

In this practical workshop session we will explore ways of including people who have been labelled as being on the autism spectrum. The session will be values based and practical and will aim to allow the sharing of experiences and good practice as well promoting innovative approaches to inclusion through the design of best practice.

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Autism: How to Include Children in Mainstream Settings

Autism: How to Include Children in Mainstream Settings

In this practical workshop session we will explore ways of including pupils who have been labelled as being on the autism spectrum. The session will be values based and practical and will aim to allow the sharing of experiences and good practice as well promoting innovative approaches to inclusion through the design of best practice.

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Baby Project – Working with Babies to Increase Empathy

Baby Project – Working with Babies to Increase Empathy

This radical way of building empathy is inspired by the work of the ‘Roots of Empathy’ organisation in Canada. Roots of Empathy (ROE) is dedicated to building caring and peaceful societies through the development of empathy in children. It is a parenting education pro- gram for elementary school students (between the ages of 3 to 14 years) based on monthly visits to the class- room by a parent and infant from the school neighbourhood.

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Behaviour: Fresh Approaches to Behaviour and Relationships

Behaviour: Fresh Approaches to Behaviour and Relationships

This is our lead workshop/training day on behaviour and relationship work in schools, Childcare and Early Years settings and is both a values primer and a practical guide to successful innovative strategies for improving behaviour and strengthening relationships for challenging children and young people of all ages.

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Boys’ Emotional Needs

Boys’ Emotional Needs

This workshop gives an opportunity to focus on the emotional needs of boys and how to meet these. We lift the lid on an emerging urgent inclusion issue,namely meeting the emotional needs of boys. Everyone knows a boy. They may be pupil, son, brother, parent or partner. Boys when they become adults are over represented in the prison, and mental health system.

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Building Training Skills in a Team to Promote Inclusion

Building Training Skills in a Team to Promote Inclusion

This training is aimed at developing the skills and knowledge of a core group of trainers who would in turn be able to offer a further level of accessibility training across a Local Authority area or region in line with recent legislative changes. Inclusion or the ‘presumption toward mainstream’ would be explored at both the level of values and practical implications.

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Chairing Meetings

Chairing Meetings

This training is aimed at developing the skills and knowledge of anyone who has to chair meetings.

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Child Centred Reviews

Child Centred Reviews

Person centred planning is a way of expressing a set of inclusive values through a unique range of tools and techniques. The most commonly used person centred tool used with children is a Child Centred Review – and it shows these values in action. In the UK Education Health Care Planning processes are required to be person centred at every stage including annual reviews so understanding Child Centred Reviews has never been more important.

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Circle of Friends Training

Circle of Friends Training

Circle of Friends is an approach to enhancing the inclusion, in a mainstream setting, of any child or young person who is experiencing difficulties in school because of disability, personal crisis or because of their challenging behaviour towards others. The ‘circle of friends’ approach works by mobilising the young person’s peers to provide support and engage in problem solving with the person in difficulty.

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Circles of Adults

Circles of Adults

Circles of adults is a process that ‘listens deeper’ to generate reflective problem solving that can create lasting behaviour change and effective behaviour intervention plans. This is a particularly valuable process for those looking to enhance their leadership and facilitation skills or to build such processes into their school or team approach to complex pupils.

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Circles of Storytelling: Narrative Approach to Understanding Behaviour

Circles of Storytelling: Narrative Approach to Understanding Behaviour

Circles of Storytelling is a narrative process that listens deeper using stories to generate reflective problem solving that can create lasting behaviour change and effective behaviour intervention plans. This is a particularly valuable process for those looking to enhance their leadership and facilitation skills or to build such processes into their school or team approach to complex pupils.

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Communications Skills for Leaders

Communications Skills for Leaders

Whatever your position in the team, good communications skills are vital. They are at the centre of every work place interaction and can make a real difference to your work environment. Here’s a worthwhile day to increase your skills in this area. These skills will not only help your personal growth but they will increase job satisfaction and in turn relationships with adults and children.

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Creating an Inclusive Space where Everyone learns

Creating an Inclusive Space where Everyone learns

This is our latest lead workshop/training day and is an extremely innovative, participative and practical guide to successfully creating a truly inclusive space in mainstream early years settings . This engaging day equips participants with ways of thinking and planning for the inclusion of all pupils within the foundation curriculum.

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Creating Community Circles

Creating Community Circles

In this course we explore how we have attempted to build inclusive circles of support around individuals and contrast this with a radical approach to hospitality and community building – the Community Circle. The purpose of community circles is to bring people from a local community together to share their skills, talents, gifts and resources. This idea is based upon the premise that ALL of us need three things in our lives to make us happy and fulfilled: these are money, friendship and meaning. We believe that everyone needs community, everyone needs to be heard and everyone needs to have fun.

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Creating the Inclusive Classroom

Creating the Inclusive Classroom

This is our latest lead workshop/training day and is an extremely innovative, participative and practical guide to successfully creating a truly inclusive classroom in mainstream school settings for children and young people of all ages. This engaging day will equip participants with ways of thinking and planning for the inclusion of all pupils within the curriculum.

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Education Health Care Plans – Making them Person Centred

Education Health Care Plans – Making them Person Centred

Making Education Health Care Plans person centred is a legal requirement. We have many years experience in using person centred processes. We can train your team in the values, processes and skills needed to be meaningfully person centred.

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Educational Psychologists and Person Centred Planning

Educational Psychologists and Person Centred Planning

There is growing interest nationally from Educational Psychology Services in the use of person centred tools to support complex planning and transition work. We have recently worked with Psychology teams (and other Childrens Services support staff) in the London Borough of Brent, North East Lincolnshire, Warwickshire and in East Lothian providing an introductory day on person centred planning approaches as described below.

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Embedding SEAL Materials in Schools

Embedding SEAL Materials in Schools

This training gives an opportunity to focus on how to embed the SEAL/PSHE materials in schools. We explore how to make these materials really come to life as we explore a range of ways into meeting emotional needs of pupils across a school. We focus on including pupils with extreme emotional needs.

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Emotional Wellbeing

Emotional Wellbeing

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. In one year 1300 young men committed suicide in the UK. In the UK the commonest cause of death among those aged 16-35 is suicide.

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Facilitation Skills: Person Centred Planning

Facilitation Skills: Person Centred Planning

Person Centred Planning: the act of listening to each other creates relationship and strengthening trust and inclusion within the team. If well facilitated In creating a shared vision, groups of people build a sense of commitment together. They develop images of the future they want to create together, along with the values that will be important in getting there and the goals they want to see achieved along the way.

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Family Circles

Family Circles

Click to read more about this training, in which we demonstrate a live problem solving approach which is based on the active participation of family members.

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Girls’ Emotional Needs

Girls’ Emotional Needs

This workshop gives an opportunity to focus on the emotional needs of girls and how to meet these. We lift the lid on a less well explored inclusion issue, meeting the emotional needs of girls. Everyone knows a girl or woman. They may be pupil, daughter, sister, parent or partner.

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Graphic Facilitation – an Introduction

Graphic Facilitation – an Introduction

This day will introduce you to the basic techniques and skills involved in doing graphic facilitation. Learn how to use a BIG piece of paper and a handful of pens to create a memorable summary of your training day,team meeting or your work with young people and families. Learn how to harvest the essence of an event in a visual representation.

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Great Conversations

Great Conversations

Leadership and Management Communication and Relationship Building with Teams

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Inclusion Facilitation

Inclusion Facilitation

Inclusion Facilitation (IF) is an approach to enhancing the inclusion, in a mainstream community of any child or young person who is experiencing difficulties in the world because of disability, personal crisis or because of their challenging behaviour towards others. Inclusion Facilitation is designed to create a better life for an individual by the provision of an intense input designed to being about social change. This usually entails a series of visits focused on getting the person out and about to increase confidence, social skills and presence in their local community and to pursue goals and dreams.

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Inclusion Forums in the North-‘Emotional Well-being’ and ‘Chairing Meetings’

Emotional Well-being’ and Chairing Meetings’

…brought to you by the innovative and unique Inclusive Solutions together with Inclusive learning North

https://inclusivelearningnorth.co.uk/inclusion-forums/

 

The venues/dates are:

Halifax @ Tower House Hotel HX2 7EW                                   Tuesday                                     16th  January

Wakefield @ Waterton Park Hotel WF2 6PW                           Tuesday                                     23rd January

Rochdale @ Norton Grange Hotel OL11 2XZ                             Wednesday                               24th January

Salford @ Worsley Marriott Hotel  M28 2QT                           Tuesday                                     6th February

Chester @ Abbots Well Hotel, Christleton  CH3 5QL                Wednesday                                7th February*

Hull @ Grange Park Hotel, Willerby  HU10 6EA                        Tuesday                                     27th February

Formby @ Formby Hall Hotel L37 0AB                                       Wednesday                               28th February

Warrington @ Urban Village Hotel WA1 1QA                            Tuesday                                    20th March

Sandbach @ Chimney House Hotel CW11 4ST                           Wednesday                                21st March*

 Emotional Well-being 

‘Develop a deeper understanding of children’s emotional needs’

Delivered by Colin Newton and Marnie Aston 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 with their unique and innovative style promise to…..“never bore you on our training events!”

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Inclusion: It Doesn’t Just Happen

Inclusion: It Doesn’t Just Happen

This workshop explores strategic Local Authority responses to inclusive education. We will work together on leading ideas such as creating ‘Inclusion Facilitation Teams’, radical changes to support service working practices and other ideas crucial to increasing inclusion in school systems.

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Insights and Solutions Circle

Insights and Solutions Circle

This can be introduced in one day but is better offered over a series of twilight or half day workshops with individualised coaching. We will provide background context for this approach and will directly model the process with real live issues facing participants. So bring your most challenging concerns to this training.

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Keys to Inclusion

Keys to Inclusion

How can we interrupt the isolation of disabled, challenging and other ‘different’ children and adults? This is our lead workshop/training day and is both a values primer and a practical guide to successful strategies for developing inclusive practice in educational and non educational settings for children and young people of all ages. This is practical plus being a ‘hearts and minds’ day.

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Keys to Inclusion: the Next Set

Keys to Inclusion: the Next Set

So you appreciated a Keys to Inclusion day? Wondering what next? The Next Set follows on from our lead workshop/training day and is both values driven and a practical guide to successful strategies for further developing inclusive practice in educational settings for children and young people of all ages.

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Leadership for Inclusion

Leadership for Inclusion

In this lively interactive workshop we will explore the challenges faced by leaders of schools when tackling inclusion issues. We develop the concept of the leader as being central to the web of an organisation and the web of inclusion. Information flows freely to and from the leaders and interconnections are a premium. We explore shared leadership and consensus building using the Native American ‘Medicine Wheel’ to guide and structure our management of change.

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Leadership: Creating and Sharing your Vision

Leadership: Creating and Sharing your Vision

Some leaders are less effective because they move straight into managing and implementing new ideas without going through the crucial first steps of creating a shared vision and involving the community who will be affected by these new ideas. Some leaders can be unsure how to create and share their vision with their immediate team or their wider organisation.

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MAP – Making an Action Plan with Person Centred Processes

MAP – Making an Action Plan with Person Centred Processes

To facilitate a group, team or organisation in thinking together around a given challenge or issue here is an opportunity to experience for real the person centred, futures planning tool – MAP (Pearpoint, Forest et. al. 1989). This is a process not a training day. Let us facilitate your planning and refocus your story whilst strengthening you and your group.

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Meeting the Needs of Children in Care

Meeting the Needs of Children in Care

This course is an overview of the needs of young people in public care and provides examples of how these needs can be met. This is the group of young people who are highly vulnerable to becoming adults who are in prison, on the street or experiencing mental health needs. Despite this their needs too often continue not to be met and they are very likely to be excluded or placed in special settings.

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Multi Agency Working

Multi Agency Working

Legislation and national and local Government initiatives confront us all with the challenge of working together in the interests of the most vulnerable and the most challenging more effectively than we do today. In this training day we explore these challenges and consider successful ways of setting the conditions for effective multi agency working.

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Multi Disciplinary Teams working together: Bringing services together

Multi Disciplinary Teams working together: Bringing services together

Give your team the opportunity to pause and reflect on what matters most to them about the work they do. The act of listening to each other creates relationships and strengthens trust and inclusion within the team. In creating a shared vision, groups of people build a sense of commitment together. They develop images of ‘the future we want to create together’, along with the values that will be important in getting there and the goals they want to see achieved along the way.

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NQT Training – Behaviour Management and Relationship Building

NQT Training – Behaviour Management and Relationship Building

In line with OFSTED expectations make sure NQTs are up to speed on effective behaviour management and relationship building in the classroom.

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One Page Plans

One Page Plans

Learn how to create easy to read accessible person centred profiles for children of all ages and young adults.

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Open Space Technology

Open Space Technology

Open Space Technology (OST) was created in the mid-1980s by organisational consultant Harrison Owen. An Open Space Event can be scheduled to last for a half a day, a whole day or even 2 to 3 days. All that is needed to bring people together is a theme or title for the event. Within a LA, a theme/title might be ‘Increasing Inclusion’, ‘Raising Achievement for All’ or whatever large issue is currently confronting the organisation.

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Parent Solutions Circle

Parent Solutions Circle

In this course we explore how we have attempted to build inclusive circles of support around individuals and contrast this with a radical approach to problem solving with parents – the Parent Solutions Circle. Parent Solutions is a brand new approach to problem solving with parents based on our live group work in schools. A focus on challenging behaviour brings interest, energy and commitment. 

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PATH – Person Centred Planning in Action

PATH – Person Centred Planning in Action

Learn how to facilitate a family, a work team or an organisation to think together around their preferred future or about particular challenge or issue. Education, Health and Care Planning in a truly Person Centred way. Here is an opportunity to experience first hand the person centred, futures planning tool – PATH (Pearpoint, Forest et. al. 1989). This will be an event with lots of hands-on participation.

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Peer Counselling as an Anti-Bullying Strategy

Peer Counselling as an Anti-Bullying Strategy

Peer counselling is an approach to impacting on bullying in primary and secondary schools by training pupils to be ‘counsellors’. This well proven, highly effective method of impacting on school based bullying is still viewed by some as radical. In this workshop participants are introduced to the key components of successful schemes. Our trainers have first hand experience of setting up school based schemes and sustaining these over time.

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Peer Support as an Anti-Bullying Strategy at Local Authority Level

Peer Support as an Anti-Bullying Strategy at Local Authority Level

Peer Support as an anti-bullying strategy for schools is now routinely recommended by the DCSF and Ofsted. Many schools in the UK have individual schemes which show good practice within their own setting. However, it is rare to find co-ordination of multiple schemes within a Local Authority , or part of a Local Authority, or even within families or clusters of schools.

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Person Centred Approaches in Schools

Person Centred Approaches in Schools

Following the new SEN Code of Practice 2014 this course will provide participants with an introduction to person centred planning and approaches, including examples of best practice in using person centred approaches in schools. This work is directly relevant to EHCP development.The course will explore the underlying values of person centred approaches, provide an introduction to the person centred planning tools and link this to national policy and guidance.

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Person Centred Planning and Support Services for Young People with Complex Needs

Person Centred Planning and Support Services for Young People with Complex Needs

All person centred planning tools and processes are driven by a commitment to achieve inclusive outcomes for the person whose plan it is, and the young people involved are always present throughout their planning session. The focus of all person centred approaches is the whole person irrespective of the label they carry. Two people, a process facilitator and a graphic facilitator, typically facilitate plans.

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Person Centred planning using PATH and MAPs

Person Centred planning using PATH and MAPs

Give your team the opportunity to pause and reflect on what matters most to them about the work they do. The act of listening to each other creates relationship and strengthens trust and inclusion within the team – in creating a shared vision, groups of people build a sense of commitment together.

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Person Centred Rehabilitation

Person Centred Rehabilitation

Person centred rehabilitation is designed to create a better life for an individual by the provision of an intense input designed to being about social change. This usually entails a series of visits focused on getting the person out and about to increase confidence, social skills and presence in their local community and to pursue goals and dreams. Usually, the work is carried out under the close clinical supervision of a practicing psychologist.

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Person Centred Reviews

Person Centred Reviews

Learn how to carry out a Person Centred Review based on the values of person centred thinking.

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Person Centred Thinking – Extreme

Person Centred Thinking – Extreme

The Extreme Person Centred Thinking Tools are a set of tools to support dreams, build relationships and connections and promote capacity thinking. The aim of the extreme person centred thinking tools training is not to teach people how to facilitate plans, instead it is about sharing tools that can be used to listen and reflect and creatively involve people in planning their own lives.

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Personal Assistant Training Course

Personal Assistant Training Course

This course is in preparation – contact us for details if you are interested. The course will be person centred, inclusive and practical. The areas that this course will cover are : To be able to be the best PA you can be and also to know the right ways to handle situations or problems.

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Problem Solving Tools and Techniques

Problem Solving Tools and Techniques

In this practical workshop session we will explore ways of problem solving around complex situations. The session will be practical and will aim to allow the sharing of experiences and good practice as well promoting innovative approaches to problem solving around systemic, organisational as well as individual inclusion issues.

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Pupil Participation: Listening to the Powerful Voice of Young People

Pupil Participation: Listening to the Powerful Voice of Young People

Local authorities are being encouraged to seek the views of young people in relation to the services they receive. Schools and the whole range of support services (e.g. behaviour support, youth offending teams, social services, CAMHS etc.) are being expected to routinely ask young people for their views. This goes beyond involving young people in plans that concern them e.g care plans, individual education plans, pastoral support plans etc.

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Resourcing Special Educational Needs

Resourcing Special Educational Needs

This issue causes school, Local Authorities and parents all kinds of headaches and if not done effectively can become a serious obstacle to inclusion. We are very interested in approaches to resourcing that do not rely on statements. We worked in Nottinghamshire and Nottingham and were involved in the development of the Mainstream Support Group system.

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Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice

A “Restorative Solution” is a non-adversarial approach to conflict resolution where the person who has done something wrong in a given situation becomes accountable to those s/he has harmed. This person is then given the opportunity to “make up” for their inappropriate behaviour through agreement and reparation. An intervention can involve a formal conference, or it can be a simple conversation on a corridor or playground.

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School Improvement Planning

School Improvement Planning

Give your team the opportunity to pause and reflect on what matters most to them about the work they do. The act of listening to each other creates relationship and strengthens trust and inclusion within the team – in creating a shared vision, groups of people build a sense of commitment together.

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Secondary Schools: Including All

Secondary Schools: Including All

This challenging workshop will provide participants with opportunities to share experiences and learn about the successful inclusion of pupils with severe and complex disabilities as well as emotional and behavioural needs in mainstream secondary schools. Cutting edge work being carried out in the US as well as the UK will be drawn upon to allow innovative and engaging content.

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Story Telling: Strengthening Skills and Knowledge of Communities

Story Telling: Strengthening Skills and Knowledge of Communities

This training explores a powerful way of capture what communities have to tell about what they have learned about dealing with hard times. This narrative approach to strengthening community work is being used in a range of communities around the world and is relevant to strengthening schools, parents, community groups, organisations in the UK and elsewhere.

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Support and Supervision for Leaders

Support and Supervision for Leaders

Many leaders and managers working on the front line of inclusion lack emotional support from Local Authority staff or anyone else despite the challenging nature of their work. There is a massive need for active listening, containment and opportunities to problem solve and reflect confidentially with someone trusted.

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Teams: Building Creative Teams

Teams: Building Creative Teams

In this practical and engaging workshop there is input on team building, problem solving as a team, improving communication and handling conflict. This is participatory day of paper, pens, graphics, music and activity. There are no PowerPoint slides or even a projector and screen!

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Training the Trainers

Training the Trainers

Come backstage! – This day will explore the processes underlying our inclusive training. We are often asked how we do what we do on our training days and in response we have put together this new training day. If you are looking to reinvigorate your approach to training this is the day for you.

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Transition Strategies

Transition Strategies

One of the most frequent telephone queries we receive at Inclusive Solutions is from parents whose disabled son or daughter is about to make the transition from Primary to Secondary School. Typically there is a tale to be told of LA planning procedures that are too little and too late, and a severe lack of confidence from all parties that the transition will be successful. Little wonder that transfers from mainstream to special schools continue to peak at Year 7!

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Troubled Families – Working to Welcome

Troubled Families – Working to Welcome

Reaching troubled families is now a target for many working in Children’s Services- Education and Social Care. What fresh approaches can we design to enable more access to services and opportunities? The challenge is to get isolated people and families who participate little (and who are often the clients of Services) outside of the world of clients and services.

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Useful checklist for helping with sensory sensitivities

Click here for useful checklist for building strategies around sensory sensitivities for children and young people with autism.

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Visioning and Problem Solving: Live!

Visioning and Problem Solving: Live!

Let us join you to explore your vision and the ‘roadblocks’ to your vision. Creating the vision is the heart of the session and depending on your needs we can add some or all of the following activities to strengthen the vision and clarify what actions the team will take in moving towards it.

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Visioning in the Early Years

Visioning in the Early Years

There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about Margaret Wheatley Turning to One Another (2002). Give your team the opportunity to pause and reflect on what matters most to them about the work they do. The act of listening to each other creates relationship and strengthens trust and inclusion within the team – in creating a shared vision, groups of people build a sense of commitment together.

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Working with Parents and Carers

Working with Parents and Carers

In this practical and engaging workshop there is input on building an effective team around a child, problem solving as a team, improving communication and handling conflict. Communication with parents, problem solving and collaborating is explored. Empathy with parents who are ‘labelled’ is encouraged.

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Writing Inclusion Policies

Writing Inclusion Policies

This day is relevant to anyone involved in the task of developing an Inclusion Policy. How to create a real policy built around shared vision with true community commitment. Participate in this very practical workshop to take your first very real steps forward. The day gives those present opportunities to reflect on their attitudes and practice in relation to the inclusion of pupils who are different and the policy and practice which currently exist.

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