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  • Creating school-based plans for pupils with SEN What should a school-based SEN plan include? We explain that schools are free to choose the format of the school-based SEN plans they use. We relay advice on writing a plan to fit pupils' needs, and how to use plans effectively.
  • Nurture groups: evaluating impact How can we monitor the impact of a nurture group? We look at strategies and tools to use to evaluate the effectiveness of nurture groups, including the Boxall profile, questionnaires and observations. You will also find good practice tips from Ofsted and information on a quality mark award.
  • Pupil observation reports for SENCOs Use our templates to report observations on pupils with SEND in the classroom or on the playground.
  • Pupil pursuit form: pupils with SEN Is there a 'pupil pursuit' form for pupils with SEN? This article includes a KeyDoc form to download, produced with the help of one of our associate education experts. It is designed to help staff observe and record the experiences of a pupil with special educational needs (SEN) in lessons through the day.
  • Recording and monitoring interventions: template forms UpdatedDownload our forms to record and monitor interventions for all pupils with special educational needs (SEN) in one document.
  • Running a nurture group How should we run a nurture unit? We relay guidance from The Nurture Group Network on running a nurture group and look at a case study from a school. We also address whether the nurture space should also be used to run sanctions and link to an Ofsted report on good practice in nurture provision.
  • School-based plans for pupils with SEN: making them pupil-friendly How can we make SEN plans pupil-friendly? We relay guidance from 2 of our associate experts on involving pupils in writing school-based SEN plans and making them accessible to pupils. We also link to examples of pupil-friendly plans.
  • School-based plans for pupils with SEN: templates and examples UpdatedDownload our templates of school-based plans and see examples of templates from LAs and schools.
  • SEN review meetings with parents: guidance Be clear on the requirements and get guidance on how to run SEN review meetings, including who to invite and what to cover. Download our template so you can keep track of key points.
  • Timetabling SEN interventions (primary): guidance Organising interventions as part of the school timetable can be a tricky task. Two of our associate education experts advise on how to effectively timetable interventions for pupils with special educational needs (SEN) while trying to avoid impact on other subjects.
  • Using individual education plans (IEPs) Are schools still using IEPs? The SEND Code of Practice does not mention individual education plans (IEPs), but schools can continue to use them. We relay advice on whether IEPs are still fit for purpose and look at what terminology schools and LAs are using for school-based SEN support plans.