All schools and settings are encouraged to self-evaluate their SEND provision to enable school leaders to identify what is working well and address any areas highlighted for further development.
The SEND Audit Tool has been designed as a useful starting point for schools to think about and reflect on the nature and quality of their current provision, strategic decision making and the impact that this has on outcomes for children and young people with SEND.
The SEND Audit Tool takes into account the findings of the Local Area SEND Inspection undertaken in March 2018 by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission and will subsequently support schools in addressing wider Local Area improvement priorities.
It is strongly recommended that self-evaluation of SEND provision and outcomes is not undertaken by the school SENCo in isolation but is a collaborative activity that involves leaders and staff at all levels, parents/carers and the pupils themselves. This will enable the views and perspectives of all stakeholders to be sought and used to inform robust evaluations of the quality of provision and outcomes for pupils with SEND.
SENCos/Inclusion Leaders may also consider how they might work collaboratively with SENCos from other schools across their cluster or wider Local Area to provide meaningful support and challenge and enable locality based improvement priorities to be identified and addressed.
Other SEND Review tools are also available via the nasen sendgateway website to support self-evaluation of SEND across a range of contexts and for a range of purposes: https://www.sendgateway.org.uk/whole-school-send/find-wss-resources.html