Inclusion 2024 Live

Catch up on all the online free, interactive Inclusion webinars held from 29th January to 2nd February 2024.

Inclusion 2024 Live is an interactive online week of free to access, virtual Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Inclusion webinars. The week provides the opportunity for teachers, school staff, community providers and sports organisations to listen to and learn from experienced practitioners and young people.

You can watch any sessions back you may have missed below. 

Sensory Circuits

This CPD session will include a brief look at the theory behind Sensory Circuits, providing lots of practical, actionable examples of how to deliver it within your setting. This will include how to set up a sensory circuit with and without equipment, including how to adapt to the cognitive and physical needs of CYP.

This CPD session is aimed at SEND and Primary practitioners.

Watch in full screen here

Download the slides here

Access Sensory Circuits Cheat Sheet here

Access some additional information on weighted blankets and lap pads here


Beyond the school gates... Sport, PE & Preparing for Adulthood through the eyes of 'Experts by experience'.

In this session we will explore the impact of PE and sport on Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) and sustainable long-term outcomes for young people with additional needs. Learners with SEND often experience the most significant drop off in participation & fitness activity at key transition points (primary to secondary, post 16 and into adulthood). As professionals perhaps the biggest impact we can have is to connect learners and families with clubs and facilities in their community and help foster a love of sport and staying active beyond the school gates.

Watch in full screen here

Download the slides here


Youth Panel

Back by popular demand from last year we will be hosting a panel of young people who will talk about their experience of school sport and physical activity. They will also share their experience of what sport and physical activity means to them and how it has had a positive impact on their lives.

The interactive session will also give the audience a chance to ask questions directly to the young people. Members of the panel are:

Josh – Josh is 23 and lives with autism. Josh is passionate about physical activity and the benefit it brings not only to himself but to other young people in schools. He’s determined to one day become a coach himself.

Chelsea – Chelsea is 19 and on the goalball panel. She is a passionate and determined sports person playing her sport both with her family and teammates. 

Jacob – Jacob is 20 years old currently at university studying Sports Science at Nottingham Trent University. He plays goalball and is on the GB talent pathway. 

Matthew – Matthew is 21 and is a tennis player with a learning disability and dyspraxia. He is a passionate sports person and has just returned from the Special Olympics world games with a gold and bronze medal. Voted York Sport Young Disabled Person of the year in 2019 and 2022, Matthew is keen to share his experiences with others.

Balraj – Balraj is 23 and has lived with multiple sclerosis since he was 18. He is an enthusiastic and passionate advocate for disability and social impact causes. He is looking forward to building his public speaking career further and will share some amazing life experiences such as being President at Aston University. 

Watch in full screen here


Are You Listening? Strategies for Communicating Effectively with SEND Students

In this session - led by Occupational Therapist Faith Newton - you will:

* Learn about the communication challenges that autistic and ADHD young people face at school. 

* Explore some common differences between neurotypical and neurodivergent communication. 

* Take away practical strategies to make your communication more effective and more inclusive. 

Watch in full screen here

Download the slides here


Inclusion 2024 Impact

Hear from our external researchers on the impact Inclusion 2024 has had so far, listen to stories from practitioners that have been involved in programmes and have the opportunity to ask questions to the session hosts. This session will be led by Amy Skipp from ASK research.

Watch in full screen here

Download the slides here

We know that a positive experience in PE and school sport is essential to shape every child’s life-long participation. This is why it is so important we offer as many touchpoints with sport, physical activity and play as possible through school settings.

Chris Smith - Development Manager for Inclusion
Chris Smith - Development Manager for Inclusion