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Download our list of questions inspectors might ask you about your school's special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) provision to help prepare you for an inspection.

Understand how the inspection framework applies to SEND provision

When inspectors ask you questions about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), keep in mind:

  • Ofsted won’t judge your school's SEND provision separately. Instead, it will use evidence related to your SEND provision to inform other judgements
  • Ofsted's education inspection framework (EIF) applies to all state-funded and non-maintained special schools and mainstream schools' SEND provision (see paragraph 361)
  • Inspectors will take into account specific factors regarding your school’s SEND provision, which we cover in this article on how Ofsted inspects SEND

Questions Ofsted might ask governors

Use our list of questions an inspector might ask governors about SEND. They're based on the inspection framework and its application to SEND provision. 

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