SEN management

  • Annual reviews of EHC plans: guidance and process
    Find out about the requirements for reviewing education, health and care (EHC) plans from the SEND Code of Practice, including who should conduct the review in your school and how to carry it out. Also 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 credible.
  • 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.
  • How to use assistive technology to support your pupils
    Learn how to use assistive technology to help pupils with reading, writing and understanding, with advice from school leaders from the EdTech Demonstrator Programme. Plus get tips on other ways you can use technology to help pupils, especially those with SEND, whether they’re in the classroom or learning remotely.
  • Identifying pupils with SEN
    Get tips on best practice for identifying and assessing special educational needs (SEN). Help your teachers spot whether a pupil may have SEN with our guide and 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 the referral form to help you to create your own.
  • Additional needs register: template and advice
    Download our template additional needs register to help you track more vulnerable pupils across your school. Learn who to include on the register and see an example from a school.
  • Auditing inclusion provision
    Is there any guidance on auditing an inclusion team? One of our associate education experts suggests how to undertake an audit of a school's inclusion provision. This article also links to information from Ofsted on the inspection of inclusion.
  • Costing SEN provision for individual pupils
    Find out how to calculate the cost of SEN provision for individual pupils, track provision costs, and what funding is available for pupils with high needs. Use our templates to save time.
  • 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.
  • Annual reviews of EHC plans: guidance and process
    Find out about the requirements for reviewing education, health and care (EHC) plans from the SEND Code of Practice, including who should conduct the review in your school and how to carry it out. Also 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 credible.
  • 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.
  • Additional needs register: template and advice
    Download our template additional needs register to help you track more vulnerable pupils across your school. Learn who to include on the register and see an example from a school.
  • Auditing inclusion provision
    Is there any guidance on auditing an inclusion team? One of our associate education experts suggests how to undertake an audit of a school's inclusion provision. This article also links to information from Ofsted on the inspection of inclusion.
  • Costing SEN provision for individual pupils
    Find out how to calculate the cost of SEN provision for individual pupils, track provision costs, and what funding is available for pupils with high needs. Use our templates to save time.
  • How to use assistive technology to support your pupils
    Learn how to use assistive technology to help pupils with reading, writing and understanding, with advice from school leaders from the EdTech Demonstrator Programme. Plus get tips on other ways you can use technology to help pupils, especially those with SEND, whether they’re in the classroom or learning remotely.
  • Identifying pupils with SEN
    Get tips on best practice for identifying and assessing special educational needs (SEN). Help your teachers spot whether a pupil may have SEN with our guide and 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 the referral form to help you to create your own.
  • 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.