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  • Additional needs register: templates and advice What 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 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.
  • Auditing SEND provision Download 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 plans Some pupils with education, health and care (EHC) plans are entitled to 1:1 support from a teaching assistant (TA), with that time classed as protected. Find out how to make the most effective use of TAs when using their time to support pupils with EHC plans.
  • Home-to-school transport: pupils with SEND Your LA must put free travel arrangements in place for certain children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Find out more about the requirements and which of your pupils may be eligible.
  • 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 and addressing staff development needs around SEND Use our questionnaire to identify your staff's development needs around SEND and get their views on your provision to drive improvements. Get advice on how to address these development needs, and see how one school is doing this in their setting.
  • Lesson planning for pupils with SEN How 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 know Find out what the local offer is and what it means for your school. See examples from different local authorities, and how schools refer to the local offer on their websites.
  • National data on SEN Find 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 register What 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 provision How 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: template Whether 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 planner Get organised 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 summary Read our summary to help you comply with the SEND Code of Practice. Find out how the EHC assessment process works, and share our handout with staff to help them understand their responsibilities under the code.
  • SEND provision requirements: audit Complete our audit to have total confidence you've got everything in place for your pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and are meeting the statutory requirements of the SEND Code of Practice.
  • SEND register: templates and advice Is 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: requirements Understand what is required of early years providers under the SEND Code of Practice, including responsibility for identifying needs and managing SEN support, developing EHC plans and helping with transition.
  • SEN provision mapping Evidence 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 to improve your SEN provision mapping.
  • SEN provision: role of teaching staff Understand 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.