SEND report to governors: template and guidance

Look at our template SEND report to learn what information you should expect to see about your school's SEND provision, and see examples from schools.

Last reviewed on 14 March 2023
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  1. You should receive reports at least annually
  2. Report template
  3. Understand the report
  4. Examples from schools

You should receive reports at least annually

Your board needs to know how your school provides for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Ideally, your school's special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) should report to your board at least annually about:

  • Your school's provision for pupils with SEND
  • The progress pupils with SEND are making

The report will help you scrutinise and monitor this area effectively.

Report template

Remember, you're not expected to write this. Instead, use our template to get an idea of what to expect from your SENCO's report.

Our associate expert Lorraine Petersen, who was previously the chair of nasen (a SEND charity), helped us create this template.

Understand the report

Further your understanding with our one-page summary of the rules