We provide guidance and templates to help you create a school-based special educational needs (SEN) support plan. The DfE recommends using school-based plans to support pupils in the special educational needs and disability (SEND) Code of Practice (paragraph 6.48).
You may know this plan as an individual education plan (IEP) instead. IEPs were recommended by the DfE in a previous version of the Code of Practice, but in the most recent version, the DfE has left it up to schools to decide which format they want to use. Check with your local authority (LA) to find out if it requires a specific format, as some LAs still use the term IEP.
To create your plan, you'll need to have first identified the provision your pupil needs and worked out the cost. Use our guidance on calculating the cost of provision to help you.
There's no set format or