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School improvement for SEND Resources

Whole School SEND works with schools to share and embed good practice within CPD and school improvement plans, and to build capability within the school workforce.

In this section you will find examples of school improvement projects, across phases and settings, which evidence suggests have resulted in positive outcomes and impact for children and young people with SEND. You could use these to help you to undertake similar projects in your own setting.

More resources will be shared soon - watch this space! 

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Whole School SEND Professional Development Groups

In 2021-22, Whole School SEND developed a project facilitating Professional Development groups across each region in England. Each participant in the groups identified and led their own SEND-focused school development project, utilising the peer support of the group and the expertise of the WSS regional leads.

Download the presentation to find out more.

Keep up to date with future opportunities to get involved!

Recruitment for the 2022-23 PD groups has now closed, but we will be running further groups next year.

Each group is facilitated by a WSS Regional SEND Lead, with members steering the direction. The groups provide a space for peer-to-peer reflection, challenge and support.

If you'd like the opportunity to access free, DfE-funded CPD with a proven record of success, you can register your interest to be one of the first to hear about our next intake.

Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) Resources

Many participants used the EEF resources as a starting point for their projects. Some of the most useful documents and pages are listed below:

More information resources and supporting materials can be found on the EEF website.

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Resources

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The Inclusive Classroom: High Quality Teaching in every setting

  • General
  • 01 Jun 2022
Free
School improvement for SEND

A programme to develop quality first teaching and inclusive practice to benefit pupils with SEND in reading.

Female teacher with young boy supporting with speech language and communication needs at a table in a classroom

Talking Head - Professional Development Groups Erica Biddle SENCO

  • General
  • 01 Jun 2022
Free
School improvement for SEND

A SENCO talks about the benefit to her learning in addition to improved outcomes in her school of being a member of the professional groups.

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Talking Head - Professional Development Groups Vicky Newman Headteacher

  • General
  • 01 Jun 2022
Free
School improvement for SEND

A headteacher talks about the benefits to her school of participating in the professional development group.

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School improvement for SEND: Learning Cycle Template

  • General
  • 31 Mar 2022
Free
School improvement for SEND

A diagram to use when identifying, implementing, and evaluating a school improvement project.

School improvement for SEND: Impact Tracker Template

  • General
  • 31 Mar 2022
Free
School improvement for SEND

A template to use to support the process of tracking a school improvement project by identifying the intent, tracking the implementation and evaluating the impact.