Running high-quality SEND provision

Use these hand-picked resources to help you manage your responsibilities as a SENCO and improve your provision.

Use these hand-picked resources to help you manage your responsibilities as a SENCO and improve your provision.

Make sure all pupils are supported

Take stock of your provision and plan next steps

Use our audit tool to make sure you're meeting statutory requirements. Download resources to help you stay on top of your workload and plan for improvement.


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.

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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.

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SENCO action plan template

Download and adapt our action plan template for a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO).

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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.

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Keep accurate records

Download our templates to keep track of which pupils receive SEN support, what interventions you've implemented, and your plans for the future.

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.

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Recording and monitoring interventions: template forms

Download our forms to record and monitor interventions for all pupils with special educational needs (SEN) in one document.

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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.

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Using individual education plans (IEPs)

You're not required to create IEPs anymore, but take a look at some suggestions about what to include if you do use them.

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Support your staff to deliver the best possible SEN provision

Understand your staff's responsibilities so you can best support them to do their jobs.

Supporting all teachers who teach pupils with SEN

Help the teachers in your school become 'teachers of special educational needs (SEN)'. Read about quality first teaching, differentiation, training for staff, and the graduated approach.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Improve pupils' access to learning

Work closely with parents