Last reviewed on 28 October 2021
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Use our templates to record observations of your pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities, both in the classroom and in the playground.

Download templates for recording your observations

Use these reports with key questions to find out more about how your pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are doing inside and outside of the classroom, and to record your findings on their experiences. 

How and what to observe

Educational Psychologist (an online educational psychology service) share some examples of effective ways to observe pupils.

They suggest observing by:

  • Taking minute-by-minute records, or
  • Noting key observations about tasks and the pupil's responses

Read more about pupil observations