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SEND and Inclusion


Inclusion Advisory Team, formerly known as The High Incidence Support Team (HIST)

The Inclusion Advisory Team (IAT) consists of advisory teachers who specialise in supporting schools and settings to enable the successful inclusion of children and young people with SEND.


The following advisory roles can be accessed through the IATtraded offer:

  • Social Emotional and Behavioural Advisory Teacher (SEMH)
  • Literacy Needs Advisory Teacher
  • Speech Language Communication Needs Advisory Teacher
  • Inclusion Advisory Teacher.

IAT provide support to schools and settings, at all levels, to achieve positive outcomes for children, young people and their families.


Accessing IAT traded service provides the following benefits:

  • attendance at termly SENCO conferences at no additional cost (these conferences regularly receive extremely positive feedback from the Barnet
    SENCO community)
  • SEN health checks and SEN audits
  • bespoke planning and training from highly skilled consultants enabling educational settings to develop skills and expertise
  • support for leadership staff in schools and SENCOs /Inclusion managers to provide direction and support for their teams working with children with SEND
  • support in developing person centred planning and reviews; provision mapping; documentation and statutory processes
  • assistance in the development of policies, guidelines and practice to support the inclusion of children
    with SEND
  • consultation, advice and support to improve outcomes for children in specific areas of SEN (e.g. SLCN, specific literacy needs and social, emotional and behavioural needs)
  • support and advice for teaching and support staff including the implementation of effective interventions
  • access to teacher/teaching assistant coaching to develop practice of your school staff
  • advice, support and training in the development of whole school programmes
  • attendance and support at professional meetings
  • telephone guidance and a quick response to unforeseen problems.


Specialised support the IAT advisory teachers can provide

Case Studies


For more information contact
Mary Helmore
HIST Team Leader
020 8359 7691


  • “The HIST team are so supportive and effective. I was so overwhelmed at the beginning and now I feel more confident about my role. Still lots to learn and improve on but having you to turn to has been great!”
    From 2017 Satisfaction survey (a new SENCo)
  • “Useful, clear, practical and interactive training”
    From 2017 Satisfaction survey
  • “Really valuable feedback on SEND provision; lots of useful detail about how to improve processes and much more.”
    Following a SEND Review