About the SEND Inclusion Award
The SEND Inclusion Award provides a framework for recognising outstanding SEND provision in schools. It helps schools establish their strengths and weaknesses in terms of SEND provision and prioritise areas for further improvement and development.
The award also helps schools determine where current provision is having high or little impact on the progress and outcomes of pupils with SEND.
Following a process of self-evaluation, action planning for improvement and evidence collection, schools achieving the award can demonstrate to Ofsted and key stakeholders that they have achieved an outstanding level of SEND provision.
Use the ‘Assess, Plan, Do Review’ model to successfully identify and work with pupils with SEND.
Demonstrate that SEND provision complies with the SEND Code of Practice 2015 and other key SEND legislation.
Create strong and effective leadership and management of SEND provision.
Commit to high-quality, on-going CPD and training for SEND.
Pupil and parental engagement
Involve pupils and parents in decisions about SEND provision and support.
Ensure effective everyday teaching and learning for SEND pupils across the school.
Steps to Achieving an Award
Evaluate your current provision against the award framework.
Practical action planning
Work with the award framework to create and implement your school’s Action Plan.
Collect evidence to meet the award framework.
External review of the school's evidence against the award framework.
Receive your award and celebrate your school’s achievement!
Ensure that school improvement is sustainable and continuous.
for coordinators who prefer an independent approach
Create your school action plan
Access the Awards team for process support
Drive the process of collecting evidence and preparing for accreditation
for coordinators who prefer a supported approach
Work with an adviser to create your school action plan
Receive regular email and telephone support from your adviser
Check your progress with an adviser-led interim visit and report