Special Educational Needs Reviews

What is the purpose of a SEN review?

SEN reviews are part of the continuous cycle of assess-plan-do-review.

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A statement of SEN or EHC plan should be used to actively monitor a child or young person’s progress towards their objectives/outcomes and longer term aspirations.

SEN reviews must focus on the child or young person’s progress towards achieving the objectives/outcomes specified in their statement of SEN or EHC plan. The SEN review must also consider whether these outcomes and supporting targets remain appropriate.

SEN reviews must be undertaken in partnership with the child and their parent or the young person, and must take account of their views, wishes and feelings.

SEN reviews should also:

  • Gather and assess information so that it can be used by the educational provider to support the child or young person’s progress and their access to teaching and learning
  • Review the special educational provision made for the child or young person to ensure it is being effective in ensuring access to teaching and learning and good progress
  • For EHC plans, review the health and social care provision made for the child or young person and its effectiveness in ensuring good progress towards outcomes
  • Consider the continuing appropriateness of the statement of SEN or EHC plan in the light of the child or young person’s progress during the previous year or changed circumstances and whether changes are required including any changes to objectives/outcomes, enhanced provision, change of educational setting or whether the statement of SEN or EHC plan should be discontinued

SEN Review Documents

SEN Review Forms