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Inclusive Education

Inclusive Education: Learning, social, emotional and behavioural support

The purpose of the Inclusive Education: Learning, Social, Emotional and Behavioural Support special interest group is to transform practice through professional learning opportunities that feature leading practice and are evidence-led; a further goal is, where appropriate, to create research and/or research opportunities around particular problems of practice.

SIGs are committees of up to six individuals from within ECIS membership, who are active practitioners and experts in their core areas, whether subject-specific or interdisciplinary in nature.

The goal of special interest groups is to transform practice through professional learning opportunities that feature leading practice and are evidence-led; a further goal is, where appropriate, to create research and/or research opportunities around particular problems of practice.

SIGs maintain a digital presence throughout the year on social media, and are key stakeholders in organising professional learning opportunities in collaboration with ECIS, whether at one of our conferences or at a stand-alone special interest conference, offered on a schedule agreed to by the special interest group and ECIS.

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Feedback about our 2023 Conference @ACS Athens:

The message of the keynote speakers and the sessions that we were fortunate to experience inspired me to write a short article for International School Magazine (also here:  as my thoughts on Differentiation and Inclusion all came together when I had the opportunity to really consider life in our schools for a physically or neurodiverse student. 

Martha Ross, Inclusion Coordinator
International School Carinthia, Austria

Our Values

We believe in building trustful relationships with all fellow educators, providing positive and solution-focused support and communicating in an open and professional way.

We can learn from each other’s instructional strengths and experiences!

As educators, we endorse positivity, flexibility, professionalism and research-based knowledge in Inclusive Teaching and Learning.

An important note for the protection of personal GDPR data: as we discuss our experiences and professional problems ( or study scenarios and case studies ) with our members and the participants in our events, we are committed to uphold full confidentiality and to not divulge the personal information of students, parents and teachers.

Supporting Our Colleagues in

  • Understanding Learners with additional psychological, academic and social-behavioral needs.
  • Identifying potential learning difficulties through the collection of evidence-based data and by collaborating with qualified Psycho-Educational evaluators.
  • Applying effective interventions through an RTI (Response to Intervention) perspective.
  • Supporting educators in Differentiation.
  • Safeguarding the mental and physical and SEL ( social-emotional learning) wellbeing of students with special needs.
  • Promoting the holistic Inclusion of all learners.

Meet the committee

Chris Perakis

Committee Member

Eleni Armaou

Committee Member

Sarah Kupke

Committee Member

Amy Leino

Committee Member

Sarah Layman

Committee Member

Dr Martha Ross

Committee Member

Chad Wood

Group Chair

Database for grief and loss and trauma-related counselling needed during stressfull world events

Mental Health Conditions and Strategies: Anxiety, Trauma, PTSD and Mental Illnesses and omorbidity with additional learning needs

Anxieties and stress

Trauma-Informed schools, PTSD and Covid 19 Resources

Resources on Psy-Ed Assessments