Classroom provision for pupils with SEND: checklist

Download our checklist to determine whether your classrooms are suitable learning environments for pupils with SEND, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ADHD, dyslexia, physical needs and profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD).

Last reviewed on 5 April 2024See updates
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  1. Download our checklist to evaluate your provision
  2. Next steps to take

Download our checklist to evaluate your provision

These questions are intended as general guidelines to make sure your classrooms cater for the needs of all pupils.

Start by identifying which pupils in a class or year group may need adaptations. Then when completing the checklist, make sure you’re considering the specific needs of the pupils who use the classroom.

If you're not confident with the needs of the pupils, you can ask the classroom teacher, SENCO or another member of staff to complete the checklist.

Our checklist includes extra considerations for pupils with:

  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • ADHD
  • Dyslexia
  • Physical needs
  • Profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD)

Once you've evaluated your provision, identify areas for improvement and use our resources in the section below to act on them. 

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Use our audit tools to evaluate your provision for pupils with SEND and see how well teachers are planning for