Additional needs register: templates and adviceWhat should be included in an additional needs register? This article features a template additional needs register and relays advice from one of our associate education experts. We also look at the areas of need identified in the SEND code of practice and link to related articles from The Key.
Auditing inclusion provisionIs 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.
Auditing SEND provisionDownload our template for auditing your provision for pupils with SEN or a disability. The audit covers the code of practice, teaching and learning and meeting the individual needs of pupils.
Deploying TAs effectively: pupils with EHC plansNot all pupils with EHC plans are entitled to 1:1 support from a teaching assistant (TA) – for those that are, this time is protected. Find out answers to frequently asked questions about how to use TAs as 1:1 support.
Lesson planning for pupils with SENHow can we evaluate how well teachers plan for pupils with SEN? This article features a template for auditing how well teachers’ lesson planning caters for pupils with special educational needs (SEN). We also include guidance on supporting pupils at the start of lessons, and links to further resources.
Local offer: what you need to knowYou must support your local authority with the development and review of its local offer. Find out what this means and see examples of LA local offers and how a range of schools link to these in their SEN information reports.
National data on SENFind out the most recent national data on the proportion of pupils with SEN, and where you can find data for previous years.
Removing a pupil from the SEND registerWhat is the process for removing a pupil from our SEND register? In this article, one of our associate experts explains why a child might be taken off the SEN register and suggests ways to communicate this decision to parents. We also include examples of policies on this from schools.
Running high-quality SEN provisionHow can a SENCO run a successful SEN department? We relay guidance from one of our associate education experts and a former inspector with SEN expertise. We also link to articles from The Key about auditing provision, Ofsted inspection of SEN provision and pupil voice.
SENCO handover: templateWhether you’re the incoming or outgoing SENCO, use our handover template to cover all the bases and make sure your school continues to meet the needs of all pupils with SEN.
SENCO's year plannerGet organised for next year with our annual planner for special educational needs co-ordinators (SENCOs). You'll find strategic aims for the autumn, spring and summer terms to help you plan your diary, and a list of operational tasks to schedule in throughout the year.
SEND Code of Practice: a summaryRead our summary of the SEND Code of Practice to make sure you're meeting your legal duties and putting the child at the heart of your SEND provision. Check the rules on EHC plans, the responsibilities of mainstream schools, and the local offer.
SEND register: templates and adviceIs there a template for a SEND register? This article features a downloadable KeyDoc with templates for a SEND register and an interventions record. We relay advice on organising and updating your SEND register, and look at the areas of need identified in the SEND Code of Practice.
SEN provision in the EYFS: requirementsWhat does the SEND Code of Practice mean for early years providers? This article outlines requirements for early years providers under the SEND Code of Practice. For example, you will find information on identifying needs and managing SEN support, EHC plans, transition and the role of the SENCO.
SEN provision mappingEvidence how you meet the needs of pupils with SEN and additional needs, measure the impact of your interventions, and calculate their cost by downloading our template provision maps.
SEN provision: requirements for schoolsWhat must schools have in place for SEN provision? We relay guidance from the SEND Code of Practice on what schools must have in place for pupils with SEN and disabilities. We also include a KeyDoc to help you audit your SEND provision.
SEN provision: role of teaching staffUnderstand what teaching staff need to do to identify and support pupils with SEN. Be clear on their responsibilities so you can give your staff the confidence to support all pupils.
Staff questionnaire: SENDIs there a questionnaire for staff on SEND? We include a KeyDoc questionnaire for auditing staff knowledge of SEN and collecting their views on provision. We also link to sample questions from a local authority and include case studies on identifying staff development needs in relation to SEN.