The Inclusion Trust has now closed, however on this website you can find out how we worked with others to re-imagine how alternative approaches to education really helped 'pushed out’ learners to grow, learn and achieve.


For over 10 years the Inclusion Trust has pioneered a number of innovative and disruptive projects for  learners in Alternative Education. We are immensely proud of the difference that we have made for Pushed-Out young people. Due to a range of factors it is was no longer possible to fund the work of the Trust and the charity closed in September 2016.

On closing we set up a Legacy programme to disperse our remaining assets.  You can read about how we launched this legacy prorgramme here  and the final projects selected  here.

You can also read an article ‘Closing the charity door gently‘ about the lessons we learnt in closing The Inclusion Trust.

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The Alternative Should not be Inferior:

What now for ‘Pushed Out’ Learners?

Inclusion Trust has released a new report based on a roundtable debate involving sector experts. It draws together participants’ perspectives and sets out a series of tensions as well as areas of common agreement for those working within Alternative and Mainstream Education.

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Maggie Kalnins CEO of Inclusion Trust interviewing John Bosselman, an expert from High Tech High (HTH)  after a Project Based learning workshop which Inclusion Trust hosted in June 2015.


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