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.

Last reviewed on 28 February 2024
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  1. Audit tool: identify strengths and areas for improvement
  2. 3 ways to boost your confidence monitoring SEND provision
  3. Make your curriculum more accessible for pupils with SEND
  4. Train staff to secure the best outcomes for pupils 

Audit tool: identify strengths and areas for improvement

Download and use our tool to give you an insight into how well your teachers consider pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) in their lesson plans. 

You can either use the same template for a group of teachers (e.g. in a year group, subject or department), or to dig a little deeper into an individual teacher's plans. 

Gather evidence for this during learning walks (download our template for observing SEND provision during a learning walk in this article) and your lesson observations

You can then compare the results to identify key priorities, which can help when planning training. 

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Use our example questions to guide your thinking during a work scrutiny. Download our audit tool for SEND provision. Find out how to select and use evidence to help you monitor teaching and

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