Creating school-based plans for pupils with SENWhat 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 impactHow 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 pursuit form: pupils with SENIs 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.
Running a nurture groupHow 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.
SEN review meetings with parents: guidanceBe 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): guidanceOrganising 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.