Best Practice

SEN Support: Reviewing the register

Reviewing your school’s SEN register and implementing effective SEN strategy within the classroom is at the heart of the SEN reforms. Expert Alison Wilcox offers some advice


Guidance issued on duties and timescales for local authorities and their partners to implement the new special needs system anticipated that most children would have been moved into the SEN Support category by Spring 2015 and all pupils would have moved by September 2015.

Schools are working to decide how to move forward with their pupils who may be currently recorded as School Action or School Action Plus, trying to de?ne how this translates to the new category of SEN Support. The goalposts haven’t just moved, they have gone! So what constitutes best practice for this decision-making?

In our ideal school, this process of review would sit neatly inside a well-established cycle demonstrating the graduated approach at a whole-school level, as well as for the individual pupil. 

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