The SEND Review

The SEND Review Guide, part funded by the Department for Education and produced by teachers and school leaders, is now available to download. The SEND Review Guide was created in partnership with over forty outstanding special and mainstream schools, as well as organisations such as Contact a Family, Ofsted, Council for Disabled Children, the Institute of Education and 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 and young people.

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 Review Guide is to ensure that children and young people with SEND are visible in their school, supported in their learning and included in the decisions about the teaching they receive.

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

The SEND Review Guide is free to  download here.

About Us

The London Leadership Strategy (LLS) is a not for profit organisation that exists to improve educational outcomes for all children and young people. It does this through a focus on leadership and models of school to school support in London and beyond. Our programmes support all schools in every stage of their development journey.

Whole School SEND

From May 2016, the Department for Education has funded Whole School SEND - the School's Workforce Contract for 2016/7. Whole School SEND is a consortium to drive and support school-led school improvement - making the best use of school, third sector and education system resources. It is hosted by LLS and draws together work previously funded by the Department for Education and other investors.