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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, monitoring and evaluating interventions Do you have forms for recording interventions? This article features a KeyDoc containing forms for recording and monitoring interventions for pupils with special educational needs (SEN). We also link to KeyDocs for evaluating and costing interventions, as well as guidance from nasen.
  • 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: examples Are there examples of school-based SEN plans? In this article you will find downloadable templates for school-based SEN plans which involve pupils, and a record of pupil information to include in the plan. We also look at examples of plans from schools.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tracking interventions: small infant schools How can small infant schools track progress in intervention groups? We relay guidance from one of our associate education experts about how small schools and infant schools can measure the progress of pupils in intervention groups. We also link to articles about progress in the EYFS and KS1.
  • 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.