The Inclusion Forum is a discretionary sub group of Schools Forum created to provide strategic direction on a number of inclusion related matters including the use of the High Needs Budget (HNB). The forum is made of representatives from headteachers and leaders from early years, schools and 16 to 19 education providers.
The local authority has a number of duties and responsibilities for social inclusion and SEND. The Inclusion Forum enables representatives to present and discuss the views and challenges facing their sector.
The representatives ensure transparency of decision making, help influence policies and strategic developments and contribute to the self-evaluation process.
The Inclusion Forum is made up of representatives from early years, schools and 16 to 19 education providers.
The Inclusion group meets on a monthly basis.