Inclusion News

Inclusion News is a half-termly, cross-County publication produced in partnership with Northamptonshire County Council.  The most recent edition can be downloaded here:

Inclusion Network Meetings 

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

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As a follow-up to our Annual Inclusion Conference, we are delighted to have secured Diane Rochford as an external speaker to lead the Inclusion Network in February. Diane will be presenting on the curriculum for SEND learners and is able to stay to take any questions from delegates. The presentation will run for the majority of the network, with the inclusion of our regular networking opportunities at the end of the event.

As Diane is a national speaker, we will only be running one event in one location for February, therefore, the Inclusion Network event will be held on: Thursday 13th February 4-6pm Kettering Conference Centre

Diane Rochford


Diane is an associate consultant for Focus Education, with over 20 years experience working in the field of Special Education Needs and Disability. She has worked in senior leadership roles across a variety of schools and settings, including Home and Hospital School, and is currently an executive headteacher in a special school for learners with complex needs which is part of a Multi Academy Trust. She has also been commissioned to work with Local Authority School Improvement to help to identify gaps and develop provision. Her strength of experience is in developing different provisions for a wide range of learners with SEND, supporting strategic planning, leadership and management of special schools and specialist provisions within mainstream, assessment without levels for learners with SEND in a variety of settings, curriculum design for learners with SEND in a variety of settings and provision for pupils with LDD & challenging behaviours. Additionally, Diane has worked with the DfE developing Teachers Standards, representing special schools. More recently, Diane has chaired the Rochford Review which was to consider and define statutory assessment for pupils working towards the standards of the National Curriculum tests. She is a qualified and active Ofsted inspector with accreditation to inspect SEND.


Upcoming Dates

 Northampton – Holiday Inn, Bedford Road, Northampton, NN4

  • 5th May 2020
  • 7th July 2020

Kettering Conference Centre

  • 13th February 2020
  • 7th May 2020
  • 9th July 2020


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