Identifying and addressing staff development needs around SEND

Use our questionnaire to identify your teaching staff's development needs around SEND, and get advice on how to address these needs.

Last reviewed on 8 February 2022
School types: All · School phases: All
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  1. Download our teaching staff questionnaire
  2. Ask pupils and parents for their opinion to get a full picture
  3. Use CPD to address gaps and ask staff to check their knowledge afterwards
  4. Other ways to improve staff knowledge

Download our teaching staff questionnaire

Use our staff questionnaire to audit your teachers' knowledge and confidence of:

  • The SEND Code of Practice and your local authority’s local offer around SEND
  • Your school’s policies and practice around SEND and staffs’ role within them
  • Teaching pupils with SEN

The answers will help you identify any additional staff training needs around SEND - see below for guidance on carrying out continuing professional development (CPD).

You can also use the questionnaire as a follow-up exercise to assess the impact of a particular teacher training event or induction session.

Note: there are many questions in the document above, and they may not all be relevant to your school’s context. Adapt the wording of the questions in line with your needs, and delete any irrelevant questions.

You could also survey pupils and parents to