SEND Review Guide

The core aim of the Whole School SEND Consortium is to embed the SEND Review Guide principles into a wider school improvement agenda. The SEND Review Guide, part-funded by the Department for Education in 2015, was created in partnership with over forty outstanding special and mainstream schools, as well as organisations such as Contact a Family, Ofsted, the Council for Disabled Children, the Institute of Education and the Teaching Schools Council. It is powered by the London Leadership Strategy (LLS), a not-for-profit organisation created by school leaders for school leaders to transform schools and improve outcomes for children.

The Review Guide is based on the Pupil Premium Review and can be used by all schools to audit their own SEND provision. It is, however, most powerful when used as part of a programme of school-to-school support. A direct response to the increasing gap in outcomes between students with SEND and their peers, the Review Guide was created with the purpose of empowering schools to improve their SEND provision. It is made up of a paper-based audit, examples of good practice, guidance on how to carry out a review of SEND provision and self-evaluation templates. The aim of the Guide is to ensure that all children and young people with SEND are visible in their school, supported in their learning and included in decisions about the teaching they receive.

Based on a school-to-school support model and with a focus on improving outcomes for all pupils, the Review Guide will continue to embed a culture of inclusion, collaboration and support within education.

The Review Guide is free to download via