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.

Last reviewed on 11 May 2023See updates
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  1. Why use a provision map?
  2. Who should use the provision map?
  3. Create your own provision map
  4. Work out how much your provision costs
  5. How to review and develop your provision map
  6. Examples from local authorities

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

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