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The Inclusion Assistant

Are you responsible for training or supporting Teacher Assistants who work with young people with support needs in mainstream nurseries, schools and higher or further education?

This one day course will enable you to deliver a new TRAINING PACK, ‘The Inclusion Assistant’, devised and developed by Micheline Mason and Christine Burke. The pack’s aim is to develop competence in supporting the inclusion of young people who require one-to-one help in school.


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The training pack is unique in that it draws from the perspective of disabled adults and the Independent Living Movement, helping to create a pathway from school to a supported adult life, in the community, for people who will continue to need one to one assistance throughout their lives. Based on original research with young disabled people and their families, the pack has been trialled with great success in mainstream schools in East London.

“I love this pack! I think it is well written, clear, easy to understand and very readable. I like the emphasis on the facilitation of relationships and on young people being able to direct their own support”

"This is the first training I have done that has helped me understand my role"

“I really liked the very clear re-definition of what independence is”

More quotes from course participants here

“There is an enormous need for this pack in the market. There are materials which are familiar to those who undertake SEN training, but they have been brought together with a clearer focus in terms of developing choice making, enabling and providing a voice for young people with high level needs”
Raj Mistry, Team Leader, Learning Support Development

The course is of interest to:

SENCOs and Senior Managers within inclusive schools
LA Training Officers
Inclusion Officers
Tutors and Lecturers in FE and HE
Trainers within relevant Trade Unions
Special Schools which deploy staff to support iiiiiindividual pupils in mainstream classes

It will lead you through:

The values behind the modules
Developing and supporting the role of an 'Inclusion Assistant'
The content and design of the pack
Using the exercises, presentations and DVD
Helping you adapt it to your particular situation

The Course is run by the Alliance for Inclusive Education. It costs £320* per person and includes a FREE copy of the Inclusion Assistant Training Pack - 140 pages covering nine training modules. Institutions who wish to send more than one person only pay £250 per extra person but this does not include a pack.
*15% discount for ALLFIE members

“An enjoyable and informative day”

“I can now see how I can do this - I wasn’t sure where to start before”

“I predict this pack will lead to transformations across the land”

“A very informative and challenging day”

“A very rewarding day”

“I enjoyed the whole day. The presentation was really good and interesting”

“I was surprised. I thought there was little relevance for me but it confirmed how much more I need to learn and initiate”

“I felt our profile didn’t fit the module initially but soon found otherwise”

“Brilliant presentation. The whole experience was very positive”

“Far more thought-provoking than I expected”

“it was good to meet people from a range of settings all working towards the same goal”

“An inspiring training event”

“Excellent information provided by the trainers and a very full pack to take away that I can use at school”

“Great day. Very enjoyable and inspiring”