SENCO action plan: template and examples

Download and adapt our action plan template for a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO). Get inspiration from special educational needs (SEN) action plans from other schools.

Last reviewed on 4 October 2022
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SENCO action plan template

Download and adapt our action plan template for a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO), created with help from our associate education expert Anita Devi.

Your action plan can support you with:

  • Provision management
  • Data tracking and collection systems
  • The SEN report
  • Meetings with the SEN governor
  • Collating evidence for the national SENCO award
  • Other monitoring and accountability purposes

Examples of action plans

All-through school

Avanti Hall School, a free school in Devon, has a SEND action and development plan on its website (labelled "SEN Plan").

The plan makes use of recommendations from the Education Endowment Foundation's report into SEN in mainstream schools, and includes:

  • Actions to be taken
  • Deadlines
  • Named individuals leading on each action
  • Potential costs
  • Success criteria

Special school

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