Welcome to Our Newest Team Member

 At IncludEd we want to offer our pupils creative methods to help

them identify problems that are affecting their feelings or 

behaviour.  Sometimes problems are too difficult to talk about so 

we have recently added a Dramatherapist to our team. 

Dramatherapy can can help to make positive changes by allowing the problems to be worked through by using drama.

We are pleased to welcome Deberah Davies to our team.

Deberah Davies is a qualified Dramatherapist and is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth).


What is Dramatherapy?

Dramatherapy is a form of psychological therapy/psychotherapy which allows the client to explore difficult and painful life experiences through a creative-expressive approach. Deberah's practice is holistic and client led and draws upon her training in drama and therapy to engage clients in effecting psychological, emotional  and social changes.  Deberah works with both individuals and groups using a variety of stimulus including play, sand, story, scripts, puppets, mask and small objects, allowing her clients to choose the most suitable medium for them to address, resolve or make troubling issues more manageable. 


Who Can it Help?

Dramatherapy addresses a wide range of personal 

and emotional difficulties, including:

  • Depression or mood changes
  • Anxiety or panic attacks
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Self-harming behaviour
  • Loss and grief
  • Identity problems
  • Addictions

Supporting pupils

At IncludEd it is the responsibility of all our staff to support all pupils.

Our staff team deliver quality interventions every day to support pupils with the learning they have been exposed to during the day or to pre-teach for the following day.

We take the pastoral care of all pupils very seriously and offer a range of interventions to support well-being. 

We have regular interventions from a range of different agencies and our learning mentors support pupils with daily personalised or small group sessions.

We work closely with MSPRU and the MSPRU SEND Team to ensure that each pupil is offered the support they need to be able to access and enjoy the same opportunities as any other pupil.



Safeguarding Our Pupils

IncludEd has a duty of care to keep all our pupils safe. All our staff adhere strictly to the Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2019) guidelines.

Safeguarding is a priority for everyone at IncludEd and it is important that all pupils and concerned adults feel they can ask for help or raise a concern at any time.

IncludEd works in partnership with Manchester Secondary PRU,  external agencies and professionals for specialised support when needed.

Meet the safeguarding team

  • The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Head of Centre Noreen Khan
  • The Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Paul Dearden

At IncludEd, safeguarding is an integral part of everything we do. If you have any concerns about the safety or wellbeing of a child, please speak to a member of our safeguarding team (above). Our safeguarding expectations are led by the guidance provided in the Keeping Children Safe in Education document.  All staff have read and signed this agreement and it is prevalent in our safeguarding policies and practices. We also cover safeguarding topics and content through our e-safety  curriculum. 

Learn More

Please click the button below to read our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy:



Staying Safe Online

Children are taught how to keep themselves safe online through a combination of lessons and information from the staff at IncludEd.

In particular, pupils are shown how to:

  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibility
  • recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour online, such as cyberbullying
  • keep passwords and personal information safe
  • report when they feel unsafe
  • understand their online presence and how to be in control of their own privacy

We understand that it can be overwhelming to keep up-to-date with new technologies so we highly recommend using the resources below to keep your children safe online.

We have a range of printed guides within school that explain how you can keep your children safe online. Please speak to Lucy if you would like a copy or you would like to attend our parent workshop on keeping your children safe online.

Worried about YouTube?

Many parents have worries about their children using YouTube at home. We also share these anxieties and so we’ve looked into some possible options to help you. The best way to ensure your children on safe online is to encourage them to use their devices within shared family areas and to openly talk to them about the dangers.

The simplest option (for tablets and phones) — YouTube Kids

Simply install the app on your children’s devices and remove the adult-version of YouTube. Your children will only be able to access specially selected content for their age group. The adverts are also suited towards children.

See more information about YouTube Kids at:


Setting up parental controls on YouTube (for laptops and computers)

This involves signing into YouTube and setting up parental restrictions. You can then see what your children are looking at. There are more instructions on how to do this at: https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls

Learn More

Please click the button below to find more information on how to keep your child safe on the internet.



Mental Health

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected.

Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive behaviors. Many people have mental health concerns from time to time.

5 Warning Signs of Mental Health Risk

  • A Change in Personality. If someone is acting like a very different person, or not acting or feeling like themselves, this is a warning sign
  • Uncharacteristic Anxiety, Anger, or Moodiness
  • Social Withdrawal and Isolation
  • Lack of Self-Care or Risky Behaviors
  • A Sense of Hopelessness or Feeling Overwhelmed

What causes someone to be mentally ill?

Although the exact cause of most mental illnesses is not known, it is becoming clear through research that many of these conditions are caused by a combination of biological, psychological, and environmental factors.

What are the five signs of emotional suffering?

Know the Five Signs that may mean someone is in emotional pain and might need help:

  • Personality Change
  • Agitated
  • Withdrawal
  • Poor Self-Care
  • Hopelessness

Paul Dearden the safeguarding lead is trained as a Mental Health First Aider.

If you have any concerns about a child or yourself, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Dearden or any other member of the IncludEd Team.

Learn More

Please click on the link below to take you to the website for Mental Health England. There are lots of useful links and tips on this website.


Mental Health Statement

IncludEd Mental Health and Wellbeing Statement


  • Identifying areas of risk to physical and mental health so that they can be minimised and managed appropriately.
  • Promoting a culture of care and concern for our people, which demands that everybody accepts responsibility for their own and others’ wellbeing.
  • Promoting a culture of open conversation so we talk about our wellbeing and mental health having our mates in mind and make support available when employees may be struggling.
  • Providing a comprehensive training offer aimed at providing people with tools for managing their total wellbeing, including mental health.
  • Putting in place a system of management practice and controls, which enables employees to enjoy a healthy work-life balance, whilst recognising the impact of personal choice and lifestyle.
  • Ensuring the promotion and maintenance of the highest degree of physical, mental and social wellbeing.
  • Making sure working environments are healthy, safe, secure and suitable.


  • Ensuring pupils have regular access to specialist provision, E.g. music, art and sport, shows the importance placed on the wider curriculum in our curriculum offer.
  • Ensuring pupils have regular opportunities to take part in learning beyond the classroom shows the importance placed on the wider curriculum in our curriculum offer. trips, residentials.
  • Children access PSHE sessions, Mentoring sessions and Emotional Wellbeing and Confidence sessions.  This enables open and free discussions around key issues.
  • Ensuring mental health problems are identified early and appropriate support provided.
  • All staff know the importance of mental health awareness and are or are being trained as Mental Health First Aiders.  This also includes adult Mental Health
  • We have a wellbeing lead who ensures that there are regular opportunities for staff to enjoy a range of activities.
  • The Computer Science and IT curriculum provides pupils with modern skills within technology including e-safety awareness.
  • The school has an anti-bullying charter which our School Council helped to write.
  • We have comprehensive safeguarding procedures in place. Our safeguarding team are displayed around the school and children are aware of who they can go to if they have any concerns.


  • Pupils and their adults have mutual trust, respect and support from the school.
  • Pupils feel safe and like coming to school.
  • Pupils at IncludEd are engaged in their learning.
  • Lunchtime behaviour incidents have reduced due to positive engagement.
  • Pupils are developing their knowledge and understanding of the rich, cultural heritage of modern Britain.
  • During Mental Health Week, we raise awareness of Mental Health.
  • A recent parent survey shows that communication between the school and parents/carers improved and they feel listened to. They are demonstrating a greater involvement in the school community.
  • Pupil questionnaires demonstrate pupils feel safe and well cared for in school. They identify who can help them and who they can talk to.

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