SEN management

EHC and SEN support plans

6 articles
  • Annual reviews of EHC plans: guidance and process
    Find out about the requirements for reviewing education, health and care (EHC) plans, including who should conduct the review in your school and how to carry it out. Plus, see examples of local authority guidance and templates.
  • EHC assessment applications: your guide to gathering evidence
    Learn how to create a strong application for an education, health and care (EHC) needs assessment, including the evidence to provide and tips on making the application clear and comprehensive.
  • EHC plans: sample formats
    There's no one format that must be followed for education, health and care (EHC) plans, but they must include certain information. Read on to find out what this is and see template plans from local authorities.

Identifying SEN and running interventions

3 articles
  • Identifying pupils with SEN
    As a SENCO, get tips on best practice for identifying and assessing special educational needs (SEN). Help your teachers pass on any concerns with our template referral form.
  • Internal SEN referral form: template and examples
    Download our template form designed to help teachers refer a pupil to your SENCO, and see 2 more examples of an internal SEN referral form to help you to create your own.
  • Observing pupils with SEND: templates
    Use our templates to help you observe pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities, both in the classroom and in the playground, and see whether they're getting the support they need. Find resources to assess and improve your SEND provision.

Managing and improving SEN provision

17 articles
  • Additional needs register: template and advice
    Download our template additional needs register to help you track more vulnerable pupils across your school, and learn who to include on the register.
  • Costing SEN provision for individual pupils
    Find out how to calculate the cost of special educational needs (SEN) provision for individual pupils and how to track provision costs. Understand what funding is available for pupils with high needs and use our templates to save you time.
  • Deploying TAs effectively: pupils with EHC plans
    Some pupils with education, health and care (EHC) plans are entitled to 1:1 support from a teaching assistant (TA). This time is protected. Find out how to make the most effective use of TAs when supporting pupils with EHC plans.

Working with parents of pupils with SEN

3 articles
  • Parental opposition to SEN provision
    If parents are opposed to SEN provision for their child, take a look at this article for guidance on how to address their concerns.
  • Parent factsheet: SEN support
    Share our factsheet with parents so they can find out what support your school has for children with special educational needs (SEN).
  • SEN review meetings with parents: guidance
    Be clear on the requirements and get guidance on how to run special educational needs (SEN) review meetings, including what to cover, who to invite and next steps. Download our record template so you can keep track of key points in the meeting.