Colin Newton

Director at Inclusive Solutions

Colin was Principal Educational Psychologist of City of Nottingham LEA from 1998-2001where he contributed to the consultation on and successful development of an inclusive education policy across the LEA. In 2001 he co-founded Inclusive Solutions with Derek Wilson to promote the mainstream inclusion of all children and adults across the UK whatever their difference, impairment or challenge. 

In 2004 Colin and Derek wrote Creating Circles of Friends a revised and extended version of the original text, Circle of Friends published in 1999 - reflecting on 5 years of training and development work to bring the approach to the UK, this new text includes a chapter on secondary schools. 

In 2006 he co wrote Circle of Adults: A Team Approach to Problem Solving Around Challenging Behaviour and Emotional Needs. Colin completed the writing of Restorative Solutions – Making it Work together with Helen Mahaffey in 2008.

Keys to Inclusion was published in 2011 and contains many of the ideas they use when delivering the training day of the same name.

In 2017, together with Claire Darwin Principal Educational Psychologist, Schools Choice, Suffolk, Colin and Derek wrote and published Person Centred Planning Together a culmination of years of working with person centred planning tools and processes in real world contexts.

Colin’s career has been values driven, but also practical using applied psychology in training and real life problem solving with schools, families and individual children and young people. You can find out more about his work on the Inclusive Solutions website:

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