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.
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. A substantial part of the day will be spent creating a shared tangible vision for the future and agreeing practical goals towards this over the next year.
There’s no better way to get set up, get trained, and get going on inclusion. The most knowledgeable trainers will teach you all the basics in face-to-face training sessions, and guide you through more advanced concepts and ideas. So whether you’re brand-new to inclusion, a seasoned pro, or somewhere in between, we will help take your skills to the next level.
‘Well presented and timed to perfection. Great to work with like minded people experiencing g similar difficulties in bringing about change. Left with an uplifted feeling.’
‘I understand the role of Inclusion Facilitator as opposed to SENCO in much more depth, adding to the tools in my kitbag when speaking to Directors of Children’s Services, managers of Support Services and so on.’
‘Refreshing chance to step aside and reflect and deepen my understanding and commitment to inclusion.’
‘ I thought there weren’t any new ways to think about inclusion and support services – wrong!’
- Refection on current organisation and deployment of support services
- To explore strategic work that supports inclusion
- Introduction to work of Inclusion Facilitators in the UK and New Hampshire
- To develop shared vision and goals for future development of inclusion locally and nationally
- Opportunity to reflect on professional and administrative practice
- Mutual support established with other ‘front line’ policy makers and strategy leaders
Who Is It For ?
- Children Service Managers
- SEN Officers
- Lead officers and principal educational psychologists
- Multi Agency Teams
- Social workers
- CAMHS teams
- Year Managers
- Primary and secondary staff teams
- Early Years and School based Practitioners
- Heads and Deputies
- Advanced Skills Teachers
- Primary and secondary teachers
- Local Authority Support Services
The course answers the questions:
- Can we find alternatives to permanent exclusions and special unit and school placements?
- What alternatives are there to out LA placements?
- How should we deploy Support Services to maximise inclusion?
- What is an Inclusion Facilitator?
Cannot seem to get any consensus view on inclusion amongst all the professionals involved – everyone pulling in different directions…
We will cover:
- Setting the tone
- Background and current Support Service delivery
- Inclusion values underpinning this work
- Graphic and process facilitation skills
- Role of Inclusion Facilitator in the US and the UK
- Sharing practice and lessons learned
- Developing shared vision together
- Agreeing manageable goals
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