Any setting is able to commission a SEND review in order to evaluate the effectiveness of its provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities. This includes mainstream settings, alternative provisions and specialist settings. A SEND review should help to ensure that all children, in all educational settings, achieve their very best, including the skills and qualifications that they need for successful transition, further education and employment.
The review process length will be dependent on the package commissioned. This includes the preparatory work before going into the setting, the time needed to collect evidence during the setting visit, and the report writing and feedback that takes place after the review. Many settings will establish an ongoing relationship with their reviewer who can provide follow-up support and advice.
These reviews will enable the school to demonstrate a much greater degree of readiness for both the school Ofsted inspection and the SEND Local Area Inspection. They will show evidence of strong internal and external quality assurance. This level of scrutiny will support the improvement agenda that the school is pursuing.
SEND REVIEW OVERVIEW