Undertaking a SEND Review

 We know of at least 9 different types of SEND review models in existence, including those funded by the DfE.  However, as stated in the About section, many providers have chosen not to submit their approach.  We still advocate presenting settings with a forum for choice.

Jan Martin

Whole school review

Gwyn McCormack

VI Review

Anita Devi Ltd.

Provision Review

Top Tip from Anita Devi:

"When choosing a SEND Review model consider not only the cost (money & time), but also the process, system & output plus sustainability."


Audit tool

Over the years Anita Devi has developed a simple audit tool for settings to evaluate whether current methods are fit for purpose - what to keep and change. To access contact Anita

Other  support models

  • Education Endowment Foundation DIY Evaluation Guide - a practical guide for teacher to evaluate the impact of interventions and  determine whether or not an intervention is having the impact that was hoped for.
  • The Balanced System - a practical, holistic solution to the challenge of meeting the needs of children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). The framework has been extended for use across other therapeutic areas including Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy.


Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA)

For schools and educational settings committed to investing in parents and carers for the achievement of pupils.

Best Practice with Teaching Assistants Award (BPTAA)

Framework for the strategic management of teaching assistants' work, helps  to evaluate and recognise the valuable and increasingly complex role of teaching assistants in pupil achievement.

Well-being Award for Schools (WAS)

This whole-school award focuses on ensuring effective practice and provision is in place that promotes the emotional well-being and mental health of both staff and pupils.

SEND Inclusion Award (SENDIA)

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.

Effective School Governance Award

This framework for self-evaluation is based on nine elements that address the Ofsted criteria for Effectiveness of Leadership and Management. Through the process of action planning, collecting evidence and external verification, schools can validate the impact and effectiveness of their governing body in driving school improvement.