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Psychology and Therapeutic Services Keys to Inclusion

Person Centred Approach to supporting inclusive practice in your setting.

Keys to Inclusion

Keys to Inclusion/Inclusion mindset training  

About the training: This training is a values primer as well as providing a practical guide to successful strategies for developing inclusive practice for CYP of all ages. It is a practical plus hearts and minds experiential day where we think deeply about what inclusion means to us in our lives and professional roles.

All Keys to Inclusion training is conducted in person and takes place from 9.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.

  • Thursday 9 March 2023 (9.30am-3.30pm) to be held at Pinewood Community Centre, Laburnum Close, Pinewood, Ipswich IP8 3SL
  • Friday 9 June 2023 (9.30am-3.30pm) to be held at Orwell Room, Kesgrave War Memorial Community Centre, Twelve Acre Approach, Kesgrave, Ipswich IP5 1JF

To book your place: Email psychology&, or book online.

This training covers the following:

  • Why inclusion?
  • What is inclusion?
  • How do we include all children and young people?
  • What does inclusion have to do with me? 

Learning objectives of this training:

  • Increased confidence regarding developing inclusive practice in mainstream schools and other educational settings
  • Access to a wide range of practical strategies
  • Deeper understanding of core values surrounding the inclusion of all people irrespective of any difficulties or difference
  • Opportunity to reflect on professional attitudes and behaviour in relation to our relationships with families and pupils
  • New skills and processes to support successful inclusion.

For more information, please see this 'Keys to Inclusion' brochure

This training has been well received by educational settings. Here's some recent feedback we have received: 

"I firmly believe that all staff working in education should undertake Keys to Inclusion training, the impact it has across schools, colleges and settings, is significant and this should become part of mandatory induction processes.

Keys to Inclusion training has had an immediate positive impact on schools practice and across the schools including outcomes for students. Some settings have changed their 'behaviour' policies to 'relationship' policies as an example. Attendance has increased, episodes of dysregulation by students have decreased.

Wonderful powerful training. So many wonderful ideas to take back to me school.100% will make a difference."

Watch the video below titled 'The Inclusion Mindset - Suffolk Inclusion Project', to find out more about the 'Keys to Inclusion Project' training and how it can be used to support primary, secondary and FE students with distressed behaviour and challenging relationships.

These are some of the topics below covered in the 'Key to Inclusion Mindset' training:

Resources to compliment the Keys to Inclusion training

After attending this training course, you will be giving access to a bundle of self-paced learning modules. 

Person Centred Planning Together - This book is co-written by Claire Darwin within the Psychology and Therapeutic Service, provides descriptions and resources to support settings with the 'Keys to Inclusion Mindset Training', and includes the most commonly used Person Centred Planning tools, particularly MAPS and PATH. 

Restorative Justice training for education settings staff across Suffolk

Leading on from the successful Keys to Inclusion training, the Psychology and Therapeutic Service are pleased to be able to offer Restorative Practice training to education setting staff across Suffolk.
We have free places for two members of staff from each setting (ideally one member from senior leadership and another colleague from your setting. This is with a view to subsequently embedding this way of working as a whole school approach).
Restorative Practice is a non-adversarial approach to conflict resolution. Taking a restorative approach in settings is reported to be highly effective in reducing bullying, truancy and exclusion.

Learning objectives for the last session were as follows:

  • To introduce participants to Restorative Interventions
  • To develop understanding of value and role in developing inclusive practice of Restorative Interventions
  • To develop and practise Restorative Intervention skills processes
  • To give an opportunity to reflect on professional practice

Attendees also received access to self-paced online learning modules that sit alongside this training session in order to help support implementation of this approach in their settings.
Please book your places for the next session by emailing: