The SEND Review
The SEND Review Guide, part funded by the Department for Education and produced by teachers and school leaders, is now available to download. The SEND Review Guide was created in partnership with over forty outstanding special and mainstream schools, as well as organisations such as Contact a Family, Ofsted, Council for Disabled Children, the Institute of Education and Teaching Schools Council. It is powered by the London Leadership Strategy (LLS), a not for profit organisation created by school leaders for school leaders to transform schools and improve outcomes for children and young people.
The Review Guide is based on the Pupil Premium Review and can be used by all schools to audit their own SEND provision. It is, however, most powerful when used as part of a programme of school to school support. A direct response to the increasing gap in outcomes between students with SEND and their peers, the Review Guide was created with the purpose of empowering schools to improve their SEND provision. It is made up of a paper-based audit, examples of good practice, guidance on how to carry out a review of SEND provision and self-evaluation templates. The aim of the Review Guide is to ensure that children and young people with SEND are visible in their school, supported in their learning and included in the decisions about the teaching they receive.
Based on a school-to-school support model and with a focus on improving outcomes for all pupils, we hope that the Review Guide will continue to embed a culture of inclusion, collaboration and support within education.
The SEND Review Guide is free to download here.