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SEN policy and information report: model
Download our model SEN policy and information report and use our checklists to save yourself some time and help make sure you're compliant.
Understand your requirements
You're required to publish an SEN information report
This applies to all schools except special schools established in hospitals.
Use our model information report and the checklist below to help you with this.
You're required to have an SEN policy
The information report needs to detail how you're implementing this policy. However, you don't need to publish this as a separate, standalone document.
This was explained to us by the DfE. Use our model policy and the checklist to help you put this together.
You should update the report annually
Update any changes to the information in the report that occur during the year as soon as possible as well.
This is set out in paragraph 6.79 of the SEND Code of Practice.
The SEN information report must be approved by the full governing board
This means the governing board should receive, scrutinise and approve the SEN information report before it is published, according to our associate education expert, Jackie Beard.
See the DfE's guidance on statutory policies for schools for more information.
You should make information easily accessible
Make sure the information is easily accessible by young people and parents and is set out in clear, straightforward language.
This is explained in paragraph 6.81 of the SEND Code of Practice.
Download our model policy and information report
This model policy and information report is designed for you to adapt to suit your school's context.
Approved by Forbes Solicitors, all of our model documents take account of relevant requirements and good practice. They are easy to adapt, will save you time and help you keep your school compliant.
You can find further model policies and complete policy support in our policy bank.
Use our checklists to save time and stay compliant
We have also produced checklists of the required contents of the SEN policy and information report if you prefer to use these.
Know how this differs from the local offer and SEN policies
Use our flowchart to help you understand the purpose of the local offer, SEN information report and SEN policy and who creates each.
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