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Download our action plan template for a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO). We also look at special educational needs (SEN) action plans from schools.

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SENCO action plan templates

KeyDoc action plan template

We worked with one of our associate education experts, Anita Devi, to produce an action plan template for a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) that you can download and adapt.

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

Use this alongside our SEND audit template to evaluate your provision and set out next steps clearly.

SEN action plans

Primary school example

The 2017/18 SEN action plan from Glusburn Community Primary School in North Yorkshire lists a number of key priorities, including to:

  • Improve the attainment and progress of pupils with SEN or a disability across reading, writing and maths
  • Develop the expertise of support staff to have maximum impact on pupil outcomes
  • Develop the school's community room into an inclusion room to support vulnerable pupils

The document also lists expected outcomes for pupils with SEN and who is responsible for monitoring specific actions.

Special school example

Brompton Hall School is a special school for boys in North Yorkshire. It has an SEN action plan on its website that identifies actions in areas of need including:

  • Cognition and learning
  • Communication and interaction
  • Social, emotional and mental health
  • Sensory and physical
  • Social care
  • Preparing for adulthood

SENCO planner

Our SENCO's year planner sets out strategic SEN-related tasks that need to be completed termly.

Use this to help you plan ahead for next term.


Anita Devi is an SEN advisory teacher. She has been a SENCO for primary and secondary schools.

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