Whole School SEND Review

Our review guides and reflection frameworks have been created and trialled by experienced school- based professionals and specialists to support school improvement for SEND. They guide the user through an evaluation process to identify areas of strength and areas for development. They can be used for self-reflection, in a peer – to – peer review model or by external reviewers. Professionals in all types of school can use these materials, including mainstream, special, AP or independent. All guides can be used in collaboration with families and pupils and we advise that these stakeholders are included in any structured review activity.


All guides are free to download and available in both PDF format and a white label editable word version.

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Whole School SEND Review Guides

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College SEND Review Guide

  • General
  • 08 Mar 2022
Free
WSS Review Guide

Any college is able to use the College SEND Review in order to self-evaluate the effectiveness of its provision for learners with special educational needs and disabilities.

SEND Review Guide: A school-led approach to improving provision for all

SEND review guide

  • General
  • 23 Jul 2021
Free
WSS Review Guide

This guide can be used by SENCos and other senior leaders to consider how the whole school functions for pupils with SEND. The process can be used in mainstream and specialist settings.

SEND Governance Review Guide

SEND Governance Review Guide

  • General
  • 14 Dec 2020
Free
WSS Review Guide
Early Years SEND Review Guide

Early Years SEND Review Guide

  • General
  • 14 Dec 2020
Free
WSS Review Guide
Multi Academy Trust SEND Review Guide

MAT SEND Review Guide

  • General
  • 14 Dec 2020
Free
WSS Review Guide
A school - led approach to improving provision for all

Teaching Assistant Deployment Review Guide

  • General
  • 14 Dec 2020
Free
WSS Review Guide

A school-led approach to improving provision for all

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SEND Reflection Framework

  • General
  • 14 Dec 2020
Free
WSS Review Guide
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Preparing for Adulthood from the Earliest Years Review Guide

  • General
  • 14 Dec 2020
Free
WSS Review Guide
A guide for SENCOs and their line managers

Effective SENCO Deployment

  • General
  • 14 Dec 2020
Free
WSS Review Guide

A guide for SENCOs and their line managers

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Demonstrating Inclusion Tool

  • General
  • 14 Dec 2020
Free
WSS Review Guide

Every Leader is a Leader of SEND

Online SEND Reviewer Training

Funded through the Whole School SEND Consortium, Real Group has developed an Online SEND Reviewer Training module, to enable access for those who prefer online delivery, or wish to complete the training over a period of time. This module follows the principles of all SEND Reviewer training. 

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Commissioning a SEND Review from nasen

nasen now offer a SEND review programme, whereby nasen work with you to review SEND provision in your setting. nasen will support you with each stage of the review process, from an initial self-audit to reviewing provision face-to-face. From that nasen will help you to identify strengths and any areas to feed forward for development.

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