SEND Information Reports: What must schools include? A Quick Guide
Here’s a checklist of what needs to be in a SEND Information Report.
It is based on the 2015 SEND Code of Practice and can be downloaded in Word or pdf.
SENDCos do not have to write a separate SEND Policy and School Info Report. The DfE say these can all be one document.
Whether you merge your or keep separate, this checklist makes sure you meet all the legal requirements for the SEND Information Report.
SEND Information Report Content Checklist
What does Ofsted Guidance say?
There is no mention of SEND Info Reports in their 2019 School Inspection Handbook.
However, in advance of their visit, inspectors “review and consider relevant publicly available information, such as the school’s website.” This might include the SEND Info Report.
What do NASEN say?
“Best practice goes beyond basic requirements and ensures documents are as accessible as possible”
Other things you might include:
- Access arrangements (e.g. SATs, GCSEs)
- Has the SENDCo completed their NASENCo?
- Glossary of Terms (as a seperate document)
Make your document better for those with reading or visual difficulties with these tips:
These are basic tips and you can go further (e.g. using a buff colour background). We explain how to do folow these tips in more detail here: 9000lives.org/inclusive-leadership-accessibility-send/
Where can I get more advice or support?
- To read the SEND Code of Practice click here
- To ask questions or get support, please get in touch
Other Interesting reads
- School governors: Asking the right questions about mental health
- Teachers and school leaders: Supporting LGBTQ+ and SEND
New in June 2021: Why your school’s SEND policy probably breaks the law.
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