SEN Support Toolkit
On this page, you will find a range of useful documents that you can use when supporting children and young people aged 0-25 including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
The SEN Support Toolkit explains the responsibilities on early years providers, schools and post 16 providers for meeting the special educational needs of children and young people. The toolkit also includes guidance on many of the SEND processes that educational providers must follow.
If you are a parent or carer, and would like to understand the SEN Support process, please download the document below:
>> Parent Carer SEN Support Pathway [PDF] 386 Kb
Schools, early years settings and the local authority work together so that resources are matched to children’s needs. The following leaflet will tell you what to expect from your local mainstream school:
>> SEND Mainstream School Provision [PDF] 154 Kb
Costed provision maps
Costed provision maps provide details of the school support for a child/young person with SEND.
Early identification is the key to supporting a pupil's needs. A 'short note' of early discussions with parents/carers should be added to the pupil's record, monitored on a regular basis in partnership with parents/carers. These templates can be adapted by settings.
- Early identification discussion with parent’s form [Word] 12 Kb
- Identifying pupils with SEND and reviewing inclusive practice with Quality First Teaching [Word] 16 Kb
As part of quality first teaching (QFT), information about individual pupil's needs should be shared with relevant staff (following a school's confidentiality policy). These documents are templates which can be adapted by settings.
- Example of pupil profile for older pupil [Word] 27 Kb
- Example of pupil profile for younger pupil [Word] 303 Kb
SEN Support Plan
The SEN support plan is recommended for pupils with more complex needs. The plan should be produced by the setting in partnership with the child/young person and their parents/carers. It will include the joint outcomes that pupils want to achieve and the supported needed to meet these goals. The templates can be adapted by schools. The short support plan is particularly effective when used with a pupil profile.
Below is a list of useful websites and resources to support assessment of and provision for pupils who may have SEND:
Teaching and learning
- Teaching and Learning Toolkit by Education Endowment Foundation
- Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants - Guidance Report by Education Endowment Foundation
- NASEN (National Association of Special Educational Needs)
- Department for Education
- 'SEN support: research evidence on effective approaches and examples of current practice in good and outstanding schools and colleges'
Achievement for All (AfA) case studies
- Barlby Primary School
- Melcombe Primary School
- St. Charles Catholic Primary School
- St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School
- St. Francis of Assis
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)
Speech, language and communication needs
- Speech, language and communication progression tool - Primary and Pre-school
- Speech, language and communication progression tool - Secondary
- 'What Works' - Interventions for children and young people with speech, language, and communication needs
Literacy difficulties and dyselexia
- 'What works for children and young people with literacy difficulties?' - Greg Books, Fifth edition
- Dyslexia Friendly Schools by British Dyslexia Association