The SEND and AP improvement plan sets out the government's plan to reform its approach to special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and alternative provision (AP). The overarching aim is to pull the 2 systems together to create a sustainable, easy to navigate single system that meets the needs of all concerned.
On 2 March 2023, the government published its plan for improvement: The SEND and AP Improvement Plan - Right Support, Right Place, Right Time. We'll refer to it as ‘the plan’ throughout this article.
You don’t need to do anything right now
The plan is still just a plan at this stage. The government has set out timelines for the proposed changes, but further consultation, testing and development will be needed before these reforms are written into law, or begin to affect your day-to-day practice.
See a timeline of the proposed actions in this roadmap published by the DfE.