Curriculum accessibility for pupils with SEND: checklist

To help pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) reach their full potential, they first must have equal access to your curriculum. Use our checklist to stay compliant with the Equality Act and SEND regulations.

Last reviewed on 10 July 2024
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  1. Make sure all pupils have the same opportunities
  2. Use our checklist to make sure you're compliant 
  3. Demonstrating the accessibility of your curriculum

Make sure all pupils have the same opportunities

You need to:

  • Set high expectations for all pupils (e.g. by setting ambitious targets) 
  • Quickly identify any areas of difficulty that pupils may have 
  • Remove barriers to allow pupils to achieve those expectations (e.g. through accessible resources, differentiation and reasonable adjustments) 

This comes from your duties under:

Find more advice to help you do this in the checklist below, as well as the 'SEN management' section of our website.

Publish how you're meeting these requirements on your website

Find out more about how you can do this in our article on publishing curriculum information.

Use our checklist to make sure you're compliant 

Instead, use our checklist to help you look at evidence from audits you've already completed to identify

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