You aren't required to have a provision map, but the SEND Code of Practice (see paragraph 6.76) suggests them to help you keep an overview of programmes and interventions for different groups of pupils.
Why use a provision map?
Think of your special educational needs (SEN) provision map as a tool that can help you:
- Develop provision that meets the needs of your pupils
- Evaluate the impact of your provision on pupil progress
- Identify patterns of need, and areas for staff development
- Decide which interventions are worth carrying out (whether the time and resource invested are worth the outcome)
It does this by showing you, at a glance:
- What interventions are taking place in your school
- The evidence base you have for running those interventions
- The time and resource invested in an intervention
- How effective those interventions are