Schools and Colleges

SEND Audits and Ongoing Support

SEND Audits and Ongoing Support:


“Pearl's audit has given us so much to think about and will form the basis of our development plan.”
(Out of school provision, Kent)

The advantage of an independent audit is that it is impartial and objective, providing you with quality assurance and a clear picture of the strengths and weaknesses of your provision. We are able to assess the performance and compliance of your setting against the current Inspection Framework and compliance with Regulations, such as: the SEND Code of Practice (2015), the Equality Act (2010) and current JCQ Regulations. The audit identifies the strengths and areas to develop across your setting, and can provide invaluable recommendations for improvement.

An audit of your SEND provision can be commissioned for a variety of reasons and can be particularly reassuring for parents of children with special educational needs and for senior leaders, such as the governing body.

As a result of the audit, an action plan is provided which can be used to demonstrate progress in the development of your SEND provision as well as providing a basis for your school or college development plan.

A full audit of SEND provision can take between 1 and 3 days; the report and action plan is provided within 2 working weeks.

What is involved?

Here is an overview of what takes place:

  • - Interviews with key personnel, such as the SENCO, Senior Leadership Team, SEN governor, pupils and other staff
  • - A review of all relevant policies, your website, monitoring and tracking and impact data
  • - Lesson observations to observe differentiation of teaching and learning
  • - Observations of intervention groups
  • - Where relevant, a review of JCQ exam access arrangements files (including Form 8s) for compliancy with JCQ Regulations

Ongoing support:

Following the audit, we are able to offer ongoing support and training to facilitate improvement in the development of your SEND provision.

Ongoing consultancy and support may include aspects such as:

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