Managing and improving SEN provision

  • 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, track provision costs, and what funding is available for pupils with high needs. 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.
  • How to make your provision more inclusive
    Does your provision cater to the needs of all of your pupils? Find out with our range of audits and checklists to help you identify any areas for improvement.
  • Identifying and addressing staff development needs around SEND
    Use our questionnaire to identify your teaching staff's development needs around special educational needs and disability (SEND), and get advice on how to address these needs.
  • 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 special educational needs (SEN), based on the January 2023 census.
  • Pupils with SEND: lesson planning audit
    Use our audit tool to identify where teachers are confident differentiating their lesson plans for pupils with SEND, and where they might need more support. Find further resources to help you monitor SEND provision.
  • Running high-quality SEND provision
    Use these hand-picked resources to help you manage your responsibilities as a SENCO and improve your provision.
  • SENCO handover: template
    If your SENCO leaves, 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 and best practice audit
    Complete our audit to have total confidence you've got everything in place for pupils with SEND and are meeting the statutory requirements of the SEND Code of Practice.
  • SEND register: template and advice
    Download our template register to help you manage SEND provision across your school. Get guidance on managing the register, and use our template letter to notify parents and carers when their child has been added.
  • SEN provision: effective collaboration
    Understand how teaching staff and the SENCO work together to deliver the graduated approach to SEN support. Be clear on their responsibilities so you can give your staff the confidence to support pupils with SEN.
  • SEN provision in the EYFS: requirements
    Understand what's required of early years providers under the SEND Code of Practice, including identifying needs, managing SEN support, requesting EHC assessments 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.