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Inclusion Network

  • Fairfields Teaching School Alliance works in partnership with Northamptonshire County Council to run the cross-county Inclusion Network which aims to give SENCos and associated agencies a “one-stop-shop” of up-to-date information about inclusion/SEN issues nationally and locally.
  • Our network of Leading SENCos are available to support SENCos in schools across the County. There is a charge of £350 per day. Initial enquiries via teachingschool@fairfields.northants.sch.uk.  See our School to School Support page for more information.
  • Inclusion News is a half-termly, cross-County publication produced in partnership with Northamptonshire County Council.  The most recent edition is below:

Inclusion News July 2018

  • We run half-termly Inclusion Network Meetings in two locations – Northampton & Kettering. The agenda for the next meeting is below:



Click the links to book on to the meeting

Northampton – Marriott Hotel, Northampton NN4 7HW

13th November 2018

5th February 2019

7th May 2019

2nd July 2019


Kettering Conference Centre

15th November 2018

7th February 2019

9th May 2019

4th July 2019


Materials from Inclusion Network Meetings

Materials from November 2017:

A Person Centred Review

PCPreviewsminibook-2 copy

Materials from July 2017:

NPFG – Inclusion Network presentation2

Melanie Pearson slides

Melanie Pearson Aide memoire ADHD and ASD

Heidi and Caroline SEN Descriptors

Lesley Presentation SENCO working with subject leads

1Gwyn slides EHC 2017 presentation

Materials from Inclusion Network Meetings May 2017:

Domestic Abuse Inclusion Network DV – rolling powerpoint

DV – rolling powerpoint

Materials from Inclusion Network Meetings February 2017 (IT focus)

Nearpod guide


Materials from Rochford Review training January 2017

Rochford Review 2016


Materials from Annual Inclusion Conference 2016

Motivating Boys – Sensory Approaches


Lindsay Pickton

Julie Cigman’s slides from the conference were too large in terms of file size to load on to our website. Please email teachingschool@fairfields.northants.sch.uk to request them and we will make them available through Dropbox.

Materials from previous Inclusion Network meetings

May 2016:

Trauma and Attachment P Bingham

The Rochford Review Interim Recommendations May 2016

SEND Local Area Inspection

February 2016:

(the first document refers to the subsequent 2 documents)

SEMH pathway v1


ABC behaviour chart

Also see this useful link relating to the SEMH Pathways and Panels Presentation …

NCC Behaviour and Inclusion Support for Schools

December 2015:

Alternatives to Exclusion

EAL presentation 2015

SEMH Policy and Practice


From time to time, members of the Inclusion Network work together to produce useful resources, usually in partnership with colleagues in Northamptonshire County Council and/or the SEN Data Development Group.  Some key resources which are often requested by SENCos are below.

NCC Provision Map Jotter version 2014

Model Inclusion Policy – September 2014-3

Beyond P8 Descriptors Sept 2015

Northants SEN Descriptors Sept 2014


ASD_Wheel of apps (1)

Dyslexia App wheel (1)

Flo longhornJanOpt (1)

iPad-Apps-for-Complex-Communication-Support-Needs new version July 16 (1)

Useful APPS